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Chicago Review Press

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  • Chicago History for Kidsby Owen Hurd; Gary Johnson

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99

    From the Native Americans who lived in the Chicago area for thousands of years, to the first European explorers Marquette and Jolliet,†to the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series win, parents, teachers, and kids will love this comprehensive and exciting history of how Chicago became the third largest city in the U.S. Chicago?s spectacular and impressive... more...

  • Soledad Brotherby George Jackson; Jean Genet; Jonathan Jr. Jackson

    Chicago Review Press 1994; US$ 15.99

    A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons... more...

  • Ex-Etiquette for Parentsby Jann Blackstone-Ford; Sharyl Jupe

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Written for both biological parents and stepparents, this helpful guide provides the tools necessary to raising well-adjusted children after a stressful divorce. Innovative in its technique and cowritten by a certified divorce and stepfamily expert and her own stepchildren's mother, this etiquette book provides an authentic guide for ex-spouses to... more...

  • How to Rent a Negroby damali ayo

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step... more...

  • The Thunder of Angelsby Donnie Williams; Wayne Greenhaw

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    The heroism of those involved in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott is presented here in poignant and thorough detail. The untold stories of those, both black and white, whose lives were forever changed by the boycott are shared, along with a chilling glimpse into the world of the white council members who tried to stop them. In the end, the boycott... more...

  • Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise Cityby Anne Thomas Soffee

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair-band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Graila backstage pass. After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small-time heavy-metal flack.†A taste for other people?s prescriptions and too much beer edges... more...

  • Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighborsby Marian Broida

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    Want to speak Hittite? Hold out a glass and ask for wa-tar.? This unique activity book for children ages nine and up shows what life was like among the Nubians, Mesopotamians, Hittites, and their neighbors the Egyptians from around 3100 B.C., when Upper and Lower Egypt became one kingdom, to the death of Queen Cleopatra under the Romans, in 30 B.C.... more...

  • Horseplayersby Ted McClelland

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    This fun and witty exposť of horse racing in America goes behind the scenes at the track, providing a serious gambler's-eye-view of the action. Ted McClelland spent a year at tracks and off-track betting facilities in Chicago and across the country, profiling the people who make a career of gambling on horses. This account follows his personal journey... more...

  • Insectigationsby Cindy Blobaum

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    From butterflies and beetles to crickets and katydids, these experiments, art projects, and games will bring out the entomologist in every kid. Activities include collecting and sketching insects, making a terrarium for observation, raising mealworms, using math to measure bug strength, gardening to attract butterflies and other insects, and making... more...

  • Monet and the Impressionists for Kidsby Carol Sabbeth

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99

    A lifelong love of art is one of the greatest gifts an adult can bestow on a childand no period of art is better loved or more available to children than Impressionism. Monet and the Impressionists for Kids invites children to delight in Cassatt?s mothers and children, Renoir?s dancing couples, and Gaugin?s island scenes; 21 activities explore Monet?s... more...