Book Reviews

AGE
6
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Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
12
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Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
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By Candace Fleming
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
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By Maira Kalman
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
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By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
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By Don Brown
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
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By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
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By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Inspiring memoir of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
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By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
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By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Bite-size chunks of history.
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By Ruth Belov Gross
(1982)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
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By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Book lends itself to child-parent discussions.
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By Douglas Gorsline, Marie Gorsline
(1978)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Sometimes moralistic stories miss audience.
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By William J. Bennett
(1998)