Book Reviews

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling account of early gridiron history.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2017)
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The Smell of Other People's Houses Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant coming-of-age tale about four 1970 Alaskan teens.
By Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
(2016)
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Midnight Without a Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, must-read story of black teen in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2017)
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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful true tale of mixed-race couple's fight for justice.
By Patricia Hruby Powell
(2017)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beautifully illustrated bio of abolition's greatest hero.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2017)
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Book Poster Image
age 7+
Solid intro to singer, movie star, civil rights activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2017)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of African-American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2016)
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The Youngest Marcher: The True Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Right Activist Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, inspiring tale of 9-year-old protester.
By Cynthia Levinson
(2017)
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Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of fun in exquisitely illustrated China travelogue.
By Barbara McClintock
(2016)
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Caravaggio:  Painter on the Run Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid bio of genius painter has mature content, violence.
By Marissa Moss
(2016)
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A Crack in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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I Am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cute, engaging bio applauds having the courage to be first.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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The Lost Property Office:  Section 13, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense fuel steampunk fantasy set in London.
By James R. Hannibal
(2016)
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Abraham Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Powerful bio of Abraham Lincoln uses his own words.
By Frank Keating
(2017)
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Every Hidden Thing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing dino-hunting adventure has some mature content.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2016)
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Blood Red Snow White Book Poster Image
age 14+
Atmospheric tale of English witness to Russian Revolution.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2016)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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In The Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Incredible history of five slaves of the Founding Fathers.
By Kenneth C. Davis
(2016)
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Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas: Addison Cooke, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny Indiana Jones-type adventure feels a bit dated.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2016)
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