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Posted September 17, 2012
Up From Corinth is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 28, 2011
Aside from being a meticulous chronicle of the war itself, what makes this story so unforgettable is the hold that it takes on your heart the moment that you identify with the main character, 11-year-old Duane Kinkade. The reader, along with Duane, becomes witness to events before, during, and after the bloody battles, because one becomes a participant in those battles. Throughout Duane¿s quest the reader sees obstacles overcome, friendships forged, loyalties challenged, and life lessons learned, while at the same time a vivid history lesson is unfolding before one¿s eyes. Not only is this story a startlingly detailed time line of major and miner events lived during the Civil War, but also a diary of a boy¿s commitment to find his father and who, in the process, finds himself. I highly recommend Up From Corinth for what it is, historical fiction at its heartwarming best.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.