Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 12+
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
age 12+
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
age 12+
 
Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2012)
age 12+
 
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
age 12+
 
Clever, satirical picture book isn't really for kids.
By Stephen Colbert
(2012)
age 12+
 
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)