Book Reviews

Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematican Katherine Johnson Book Poster Image
age 10+
Must-read true story of trailblazing NASA mathematician.
By Katherine Johnson
(2019)
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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Well-told Southern tale touches on suicide, alcoholism.
By Gail Shepherd
(2019)
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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, deft, thought-provoking tale of the Jim Crow South.
By Brenda Woods
(2019)
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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2018)
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A Sky Full of Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting conclusion to teen's saga in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2018)
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March Book Poster Image
age 10+
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
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The Riverman Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
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The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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Keeping Safe the Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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Greyhound of a Girl Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, emotional novel explores generations of family ties.
By Roddy Doyle
(2012)
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Kim
age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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