Book Reviews

We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
(2020)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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The Honest Truth Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hip, fun, and balanced look at the famous female pharaoh.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2010)
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The Apothecary, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Around the World in 100 Days Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
By Gary Blackwood
(2010)
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Operation Typhoon Shore: Guild of Specialists, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intelligent, intense, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
By Joshua Mowll
(2006)
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Hatchet Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
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Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.
By Joshua Mowll
(2005)
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Buried Blueprints: Maps and Sketches of Lost Worlds and Mysterious Places Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fanciful background on legendary places.
By Albert Lorenz
(1999)
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Jumping Off to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing journey of family fleeing Cuba on a raft.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
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The Great Fire Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Spellbinding account of disaster.
By Jim Murphy
(1995)
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Voyage of the Frog Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
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Heroines: Great Women Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 11+
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
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