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About the Author

Larry Dane Brimner was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and spent his early childhood exploring Alaska's Kodiak Island. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in British Literature from San Diego State University, where he graduated cum laude, and later received advanced degrees in writing and mostrar mais curriculum development. During his twenty-year teaching career, he began to write for publication. Brimner made his debut in children's books with the publication of BMX Freestyle in 1987. It was named an International Reading Association Children's Choice book for 1988. This title was followed by Country Bear's Good Neighbor, which the American Booksellers Association named their "Pick of the List." Brimner wrote A Migrant Family, which was named a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC); Max and Felix , a nominee for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Voices From the Camps, cited as a Best Book for the Teen Age by New York Public Library; Snowboarding, an IRA Children's Choice for 1998; and the Official M&M's® Book of the Millennium, an IRA Children's Choice for 2000. Brimner is the author of more than 110 books for young people. He also speaks to school children about the writing process or to teachers at conferences. In 2014 his title, Strike: The Farm Workers Fight for Their Rights, made the Civil Rights Hot Title's List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Larry Dane Brimner

Cats! (Rookie Readers Level A) (2000) 121 exemplares
Firehouse Sal (Rookie Readers) (1996) 107 exemplares
Birmingham Sunday (2010) 100 exemplares, 13 críticas
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 (2017) 95 exemplares, 14 críticas
A Flag for All (Rookie Choices) (2002) 88 exemplares
Dinosaurs Dance (Rookie Readers) (1998) 77 exemplares
Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights (2014) 76 exemplares, 4 críticas
We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin (2007) 68 exemplares, 2 críticas
Cowboy Up! (Rookie Readers) (1999) 65 exemplares
Max and Felix (1993) 64 exemplares, 1 crítica
Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo (1995) 63 exemplares
Polar Mammals (True Books: Mammals) (1996) 49 exemplares, 1 crítica
Here Comes Trouble (Rookie Reader: Level B) (2001) 47 exemplares, 1 crítica
If Dogs Had Wings (1996) 45 exemplares, 1 crítica
Unsinkable! (Rookie Choices) (2002) 38 exemplares
The New Kid (Rookie Choices) (2003) 37 exemplares, 1 crítica
Being Different: Lambda Youths Speak Out (1995) 37 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Littlest Wolf (2002) 37 exemplares
School Rules (Rookie Choices) (2002) 36 exemplares, 1 crítica
Caves (True Books: Earth Science) (2000) 36 exemplares
Earth (True Books: Space) (1998) 33 exemplares
Glaciers (True Books: Earth Science) (2000) 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
Raindrops (Rookie Readers) (1999) 31 exemplares
The Messy Lot (Rookie Choices) (2001) 31 exemplares
Money Trouble (Rookie Choices) (2001) 30 exemplares
The Pet Show (Rookie Choices) (2002) 30 exemplares
Jupiter (True Books: Space) (1999) 30 exemplares
A Bit Is a Bite (Rookie Readers) (2007) 30 exemplares
Aggie and Will (Rookie Readers) (1998) 30 exemplares
Build It! Jump It!: An Acorn Book (Racing Ace #2) (2022) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
Venus (True Books: Space) (1998) 28 exemplares
The Noodle Game (Rookie Choices) (2001) 28 exemplares
Mars (True Books: Space) (1998) 25 exemplares
Uranus (True Books: Space) (1999) 25 exemplares
Saturn (True Books: Space) (1999) 25 exemplares
The Sidewalk Patrol (Rookie Choices) (2002) 24 exemplares, 3 críticas
Country Bear's Good Neighbor (1988) 24 exemplares
Neptune (True Books: Space) (1999) 22 exemplares
Trash Trouble (Rookie Choices) (2003) 22 exemplares
Silent Kay And the Dragon (Rookie Readers) (2007) 20 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Winter Olympics (True Books: Sports) (1997) 18 exemplares, 1 crítica
Ride It! Patch It!: An Acorn Book (Racing Ace #3) (2022) 18 exemplares, 1 crítica
Pluto (True Books: Space) (1999) 18 exemplares
Flies (True Books: Animals) (1999) 18 exemplares, 1 crítica
Trick or Treat, Old Armadillo (2010) 17 exemplares
Bees (True Books: Animals) (1999) 17 exemplares
E-Mail (True Books: Computers) (1997) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Monkey Math (Rookie Readers) (2006) 17 exemplares
Skiing (True Books: Sports) (1997) 17 exemplares
Mercury (True Books: Space) (1998) 16 exemplares
Angel Island (2001) 15 exemplares
Elliot Fry's Good-Bye (1994) 14 exemplares
A Migrant Family (In My Shoes) (1992) 12 exemplares
Summer Fun (Rookie Choices) (2003) 12 exemplares
The Cool Coats (Rookie Choices) (2003) 12 exemplares
Lightning Liz (Rookie Readers) (1656) 10 exemplares
Country Bear's Surprise (1991) 10 exemplares
The Promise (Rookie Choices) (2002) 9 exemplares
Cat on Wheels (2000) 9 exemplares
Max's math machine (2005) 8 exemplares
Rock climbing (1997) 8 exemplares
The First Day of School (Puppy and Bear) (2017) 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
In The Fall (Magic Door to Learning) (2005) 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
Country Bear's Neighbour (1988) 4 exemplares
Karate (First Book Series) (1988) 4 exemplares
Le chien à garde partagée (2004) 2 exemplares
The Big Tee Ball Game 2 exemplares
The Pet Show 1 exemplar
Money Trouble 1 exemplar
Noodle Game, The 1 exemplar
Cowboy 1 exemplar
Noodle Game (Rookie Choices) (2001) 1 exemplar
Manteau cool (2004) 1 exemplar
Footbagging (1988) 1 exemplar
BMX freestyle (1987) 1 exemplar
Unsinkable! 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Local de nascimento
Florida, USA
Locais de residência
Colorado, USA



Very powerful. I really enjoyed this book though it punched me in the gut repeatedly. Very inspiring, sometimes I feel like we are just not on the same level of protesting as our ancestors were. We are changing our facebook filters and lobbing angry tweets while they were being arrested, beaten up and risking their lives (without ever getting violent, btw) for the rights we enjoy today. This shouldn't be controversial but F*ck the KKK and F*ck racists. While we're at it, F*ck Nazis too! Since that is necessary in 2019. Jeez. I wish I could see how books like this depict the 2000s in a hundred years.

It's crazy to realize this happened barely 59 years ago. A short enough time ago for the horrible animals (Racists, KKK) to not only still be alive but to have passed on their sick beliefs to their children. (Peep the photo of the kids in the KKK outfits about 50% of the way through the book). There were cops, fbi agents, politicians, etc in this book harassing these protesters and watching the KKK set their bus on fire and beat them to a pulp! How easy we forget that the people sworn to protect, govern and lead us can be some of the most corrupt, angry and abusive. Their horrible beliefs and ideas didn't go away just because they clocked into work nor because of the law changing. To think that still can't be an issue 50 years later is laughable.

Obviously, this book, though short, gave me a lot of feelings and I thank it for that. I would suggest this book to EVERYONE. Even if you usually get bored reading about history, trust me, this book will keep you engaged.
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cozygaminglibrarian | 13 outras críticas | Dec 14, 2023 |
Has dates and summary of Supreme Court rulings like Brown vs. Board of Education

Has timeline of the peoples movements through the south and what they are doing. So one thing they are doing is with the Jim Crow law they still have whites only restroom and blacks only restroom, but the black people went into the whites only bathroom and sat in the whites only part of a diner, and the whites did the same thing in the blacks only section.
READ.01 | 13 outras críticas | Mar 9, 2023 |
Note: I received a finished hardcover copy from the publisher through the GoodReads First Reads program.
fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss.
fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |



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