Book Reviews

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Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
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Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
age 10+
 
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
age 10+
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
age 10+
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
age 10+
 
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)
age 10+
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
age 10+
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
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Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
age 10+
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
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Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2009)
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Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
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Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
age 10+
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
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Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)

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