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Michelson, Richard

Overview
Works: 33 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 10,347 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Picture books  Biography  Stories in rhyme  Case studies  Biographies  Poetry  Echo verse 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.I34, E
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Most widely held works about Richard Michelson
 
Most widely held works by Richard Michelson
As good as anybody : Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march toward freedom by Richard Michelson( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality. Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause. Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance. Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all
Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bused across town to a school in a white neighborhood of Boston in 1974, a young African American boy named Brewster describes his first day in first grade. Includes historical notes on the court-ordered busing
More money than God by Richard Michelson( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we come to terms with loss? How do we find love after tragedy? How can art and language help us to cope with life, and honor the dead? How does one act responsibly in a world that is both beautiful, full of suffering, and balanced precariously on the edge of despair and ruin? With humor, anger and great tenderness, Richard Michelson's poems explore the boundaries between the personal and the political, and the connections between history and memory. Growing up under the shadow of the Holocaust, in a Brooklyn neighborhood consumed with racial strife, Michelson's experiences were far from ordinary, yet they remain too much a part of the greater circle of poverty and violence to be dismissed as merely private concerns, safely past. It is Michelson's sense of humor and acute awareness of Jewish history, with its ancient emphasis on the fundamental worth of human existence that makes this accessible book, finally, celebratory and life-affirming
Tuttle's Red Barn : the story of America's oldest family farm by Richard Michelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1632, John Tuttle set sail from England to Dover, New Hampshire and there he set up a farm on seven acres of land. From those humble beginnings the Tuttle family story became America's story
Oh no, not ghosts! by Richard Michelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An older brother "reassures" his younger sister about all the creatures that she imagines lurking in the dark bedroom, but his words only scare her more
Across the alley by Richard Michelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish Abe's grandfather wants him to be a violinist while African-American Wille's father plans for him to be a great baseball pitcher, but it turns out that the two boys are more talented when they switch hobbies
Fascinating : the life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once there was a boy named Leonard who loved to sing and to act. His parents were immigrants who felt like aliens in America, and certainly didn't understand Leonard's drive to perform. "Learn to play the accordion," his father told him. "Actors starve, but at least musicians can eke out a living." But Leonard reached for the stars ... and caught them. He moved to Hollywood, where he took acting lessons, and drove a taxi and took every role he could get. He worked hard, learned his lines, showed up on time, and studied his craft. Until one day he was offered the role of an alien science officer on a new TV show called Star Trek. Leonard knew what it felt like to be an alien. But did he want the role?
Ten times better by Richard Michelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions of different animals highlight the numbers from one to ten and their multiples of ten, such as a sloth having three toes while a centipede has thirty feet
Happy feet : the Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and me by Richard Michelson( Book )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy who loves to dance listens as his father retells the story of the night he was born, which coincided with the opening of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem
The language of angels : a story about the reinvention of Hebrew by Richard Michelson( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once there was a child without a friend. Ben-Zion's father insisted that his son speak only Hebrew, considered by some as the language of angels. But in the 1880s, the Jewish people who lived in Jerusalem spoke Yiddish or the languages of the places where they grew up. Hebrew hadn't been in everyday use for more than two thousand years, and adults said it could never be revived
Did you say ghosts? by Richard Michelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parent's teasing assurances that ghosts, witches, vampires, and other creatures are no danger fuel the imagination of a child in the dark
Lipman Pike : America's first home run king by Richard Michelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of Lipman Pike, a power hitting pre-1900 baseball player who once outran a racehorse, told in picture book format
A is for Abraham : a Jewish family alphabet by Richard Michelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated alphabet book is for a general audience covering many important people, rituals, and traditions such as Bar and Bat Mitzvah, King David, Israel, Klezmer Music, Passover, Tikkun Olam, and many more. Text from A to Z includes simple poetry for younger readers and detailed expository text for older readers"--Provided by publisher
Twice as good : the story of William Powell and clearview, the only golf course designed, built and owned by an African-American by Richard Michelson( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of William Powell, an African American golfer discriminated against because of his race, and how his perseverance and spirit helped him rise from a caddy to the first African American owner of a public golf course
A book of flies real or otherwise by Richard Michelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous poems about different kinds of flies are accompanied by factual information about these creatures
Animals that ought to be : poems about imaginary pets by Richard Michelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short poems about all kinds of unusual animals, including the Backtalk Bat, the Roombroom, and the Channel Changer
Grandpa's gamble by Richard Michelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Grandpa tells a boy and his sister why he prays so much they stop thinking that he is just a boring old man
Too young for Yiddish by Richard Michelson( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Aaron was a boy his Grandpa, or Zayde, would not teach him Yiddish, but as an adult, Aaron longs to learn the language and history of the old country from Zayde and his many books
S is for Sea Glass : A Beach Alphabet by Richard Michelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the alphabet and using a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode, elements of the beach and seaside life are celebrated"--
Tap dancing for the relatives : poems by Richard Michelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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As good as anybody : Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march toward freedom
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Busing BrewsterTuttle's Red Barn : the story of America's oldest family farmOh no, not ghosts!Across the alleyTen times betterHappy feet : the Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and meDid you say ghosts?Lipman Pike : America's first home run king
Alternative Names
Richard Michelson American writer

Richard Michelson Amerikaans kinderboekenschrijver

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