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Review of Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration

Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge; illus. by Lauren Tamaki Intermediate, Middle School    Chronicle    132 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-4521-6510-3    $21.99 Numerous books have been written about the forced removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans during...
      

Five questions for Elizabeth Partridge and Lauren Tamaki

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In Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration (Chronicle, 10–14 years), author Elizabeth Partridge and illustrator Lauren Tamaki focus on the Manzanar War Relocation Center and three famous photographers’ work. Accessible main text and primary-source quotes combined with remarkably...
      

Review of Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmsted Designed America

Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmsted Designed America by Elizabeth Partridge; illus. by Becca Stadtlander Primary, Intermediate    Viking    40 pp.    g 3/22    978-1-9848-3515-4    $17.99 Beginning with a title that introduces both Frederick Law Olmsted’s work and the book’s main idea, Partridge (Boots on the Ground, rev. 3/18) gives...
      

Writing as an Act of Defiance

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As the Vietnam War escalated in the late 1960s I marched and protested, raged and wept for our country and Vietnam. Fifty years later, we are living through another extraordinary, terrifying time. We’re being stalked by a pandemic, living under political strong-arming, in a deeply divided country. Our economy teeters...
      

The Book That Changed My Life: A Couple of Misfits

It’s obvious from the very beginning of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park that the two of them are a couple of misfits. I couldn’t imagine how their worlds would overlap, much less merge, and I bet Eleanor and Park didn’t either. From being weird, misfitty friends, they gradually start to...
      

Review of Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnamby Elizabeth PartridgeMiddle School, High School    Viking    212 pp.    g4/18    978-0-670-78506-3    $22.99e-book ed.  978-0-425-29178-8    $11.99The Vietnam War was a time of virulent political divisiveness, profound cultural upheaval, and horrific events. It can be challenging to understand, especially for young people born decades afterward,...
      

"Both boys were absolutely silent, satiated with a great story."

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Yesterday Elissa posted Elizabeth Partridge's reminiscence about reading Avi's 1991 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction winner, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, to her boys. As this post's title suggests, her anecdote shuts down anyone who might question whether or not boys can enjoy books starring girls (including Elizabeth's own sons:...
      

BGHB at 50: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

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Our eight- and ten-year-old boys were in bed, teeth brushed and ready. Over the years, our family had managed to hang on to nightly reading, slowly working our way up from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie through the unabridged Robin Hood and Huckleberry Finn. The dogs each curled...
      

Narrative Nonfiction: Kicking Ass at Last

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Between songs, Arlo Guthrie likes to strum his guitar and tell a story he learned from his father, Woody Guthrie. It goes like this: Two rabbits, a mama and a papa, are running full speed from a pack of baying hounds. Spotting a hollow log, the rabbits rush in and...
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