Reviews for Civil Rights Act of 1964


Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 May/June
Packed with information, including historical background, and offering a few pictures and inset information, this series could be very helpful to the report writer. However, very little information beyond 2008 is included. While much of the information is solid, it should be noted that it also is obviously biased. A glossary is included only in The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and would have been useful in all books. Each includes "From Bill to Law." Bibliography. Index. Additional Selection. C. Ellen Wickham, Library Media Specialist, Raytown (Missouri) South High School ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 6-10--These detailed examinations explain why each law was needed, describe how it was enacted, and analyze its legal and social legacies. Authors are objective and discuss the arguments made by the law's supporters and opponents, but they devote too much time to the "tick-tock" of the legislative process, except in Social Security, which details how various parts of the program work. The surfeit of detail makes for dryness and will discourage deep reading. All of the titles include average-quality photos and illustrations, sidebars, and extensive bibliographies. Additional purchases based upon the need for report materials.

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