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Jonah Winter

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Children's author and illustrator Jonah Winter was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. He has created many popular books, including works about baseball and biographies of famous individuals including Frida Kahlo, Roberto Clemente, and Barack Obama. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Tekijän teokset

Frida (2002) 790 kappaletta
Here Comes the Garbage Barge! (2010) 292 kappaletta
Barack (2008) 235 kappaletta
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! (2009) 188 kappaletta
Dizzy (2006) 188 kappaletta
Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! (2012) 160 kappaletta
Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers (2003) 131 kappaletta
You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! (1800) 129 kappaletta
JFK (2013) 115 kappaletta
The Secret Project (2017) 91 kappaletta
My Name Is James Madison Hemings (2016) 82 kappaletta
Peaceful Heroes (2009) 79 kappaletta
The Sad Little Fact (2019) 78 kappaletta
Secret World Of Hildegard (2007) 74 kappaletta
Steel Town (2008) 74 kappaletta
Thurgood (2019) 71 kappaletta
Elvis Is King! (2019) 63 kappaletta
Hillary (2016) 50 kappaletta
Oil (2020) 49 kappaletta
Wild Women of the Wild West (2011) 43 kappaletta
Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet (2017) 38 kappaletta
Welcome to Bobville: City of Bobs (2020) 21 kappaletta
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio (2014) 17 kappaletta
The Snow Man: A True Story (2023) 8 kappaletta
Maine: Poems (2002) 7 kappaletta
Banned Book (2023) 7 kappaletta
Amnesia (2004) 5 kappaletta
Book Reports 1 kappale

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA



I didn't particularly like the use of nonstandard spelling to convey the accents of the characters. Sometimes it's done well, but here it felt hammy.

It's a good story, though. I remember the first time I thought hard about where all of our garbage goes. I imagined that in my lifetime the whole world would be one big garbage dump. Here's hoping I was just a dramatic child.
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LibrarianDest | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
Allow me to pluck out some lines from this book that gave me pause:

"...it is important to remember that not all Islamic people are violent." (What if he said, "It is important to remember that not all Christians are racist"?)

"The world's original peaceful hero is...Jesus." (Really?)

"[before Jesus:] everyone thought you were supposed to hate and fight your enemies." (Again, really?)

"Firemen...do their job with no hope of ever being famous. For this reason, they are perhaps the most selfless of all peaceful heroes." (Yes, for we know most selfless people are really just seeking fame.)

Overall, this book is actually very nice, but it might be hard for young readers to separate its facts from the author's opinions and beliefs. That said, if you know you're getting into, it's not bad. I appreciated the diversity of the heroes, though it's very Jesus-centric in the beginning.
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LibrarianDest | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
First of all, really cool endpapers. Second of all, very funny telling, but possibly confusing for young kids because there's fact mixed in with silliness and it's not entirely clear which is which sometimes.
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LibrarianDest | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
Mother Jones would approve of the spunk in this telling of children's advocacy work for child labor laws.
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sloth852 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 2, 2024 |



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