Book Reviews

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)
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)
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)
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)
The Great Fire Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Spellbinding account of disaster.
By Jim Murphy
(1995)
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)
Heroines: Great Women Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 11+
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
The Century for Young People Book Poster Image
age 11+
A must for serious and casual history students.
By Peter Jennings
(1999)