Entries Tagged as 'Biography'

Fifty Cents and a Dream

November 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By HEATHER CLARK Fifty Cents and a Dream covers the humble beginnings of Booker T. Washington, from his early life as a slave through his emancipation, early school attendance, and eventual fulfillment of his goal of attending college.Despite being an owned slave, prohibited by law from attending school or possessing books, young Booker has […]

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Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

April 11th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Temple Grandin is one American icon who either rubs you the right way or wrong way…or somewhere in between on the ethical spectrum of animal welfare and protection. Best known for using her autism to relate to farm animals and improve their treatment on feedlots and factories with better designed […]

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War Dogs

February 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN As a history buff and an avid animal lover-advocate, I can’t help but do a little dance when these two interests come together in a historical picture book for kids. I’ve reviewed others that have told history from an animal companion’s perspective or with animals at least heavily featured, including […]

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The Boy Who Loved All Living Things

January 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Today is Albert Schweitzer’s birthday. Those of us who work to instill in our children reverence for life are indebted to the Nobel Peace Prize winner for developing an ethical framework based on the basic principle that we and all living beings desire to go on living. The Boy Who Loved […]

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