Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 12+

Excellent writing, great story

I would recommend that kids below age 12 read this with an adult for clarification of the language and wording and in order to understand the background of some of the events. It is a wonderful, heart-wrenching story, but I think that based on my time in the 5th and 6th grade classroom, many 9 year-olds would struggle with it.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

Perfect for sixth grade and beyond

I absolutely loved this book! The message was so good and the characters were amazing. I would very highly reccomend this book to anyone looking for a good read!

This title has:

Too much violence
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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