Book by Meachum, Virginia
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Gr 6-9--Meachum portrays Reno as a determined woman with strong convictions and humble practices. She attributes her subject's success to empathy with the underprivileged, familial support, and perseverance. The author describes Reno's upbringing in the Florida Everglades and emphasizes the influence of her untraditionally competent mother (who built their family home by herself). Her ascent through the Florida justice system and accomplishments as the head of the U.S. Department of Justice are outlined well but some definitions are confusing. Many of the positions, processes, and terms associated with the legal system are beyond the comprehension of most young people. Throughout the text, the author stresses Reno's accomplishments as a woman in a world dominated by men. A few adequately reproduced black-and-white photographs are well captioned and add some visual appeal. The list for further reading includes accessible articles from weekly national news magazines. A compact but complete index concludes the book. A serviceable biography that will be most useful for report writers.
Kristin Nilsen-Noonan, Augusta Memorial Public Library, WI
Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Enslow Pub Inc, 1995. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89542324
Book Description Enslow Pub Inc. Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2840991451
Book Description Enslow Publishers, Incorporated. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G089490549XI3N11
Book Description Enslow Pub Inc, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG089490549X