Book Reviews

The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of 1st Asian American woman military pilot.
By Julie Leung
(2021)
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Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful account of national tragedy.
By Derf Backderf
(2020)
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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exciting biographies of women leaders sure to inspire.
By Rebel Girls
(2021)
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Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring true story of lifesaving hero and WWII refugees.
By Peter Sis
(2021)
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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin Book Poster Image
age 6+
Well-crafted story telling of a teen civil rights hero.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Book Poster Image
age 6+
Splendid biography of first Black Pulitzer Prize winner.
By Suzanne Slade
(2020)
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Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Anti-war sci-fi tale makes a smooth transition to comics.
By Ryan North, Kurt Vonnegut
(2021)
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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Book Poster Image
age 6+
Humanizing story of a fierce, tender, trailblazing woman.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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I Am Benjamin Franklin: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, lively, info-packed intro to Founding Father.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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Daughters of Jubilation Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling, violent fantasy set in segregated '62 South.
By Kara Lee Corthron
(2020)
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Sofia Veldez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun civics lesson inspires kids to be involved and engaged.
By Andrea Beaty
(2020)
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I Am Leonardo Da Vinci: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, kid-friendly intro to Italian Renaissance genius.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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Going Down Home with Daddy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book about a very special family reunion.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2020)
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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come Book Poster Image
age 15+
Young woman finds independence in compelling saga finale.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(2020)
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What Miss Mitchell Saw Book Poster Image
age 6+
Superb art adds to inspiring bio of 1800s female astronomer.
By Hayley Barrett
(2019)
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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of woman who published first computer code.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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Like a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Emotional tale about self-acceptance set during AIDS crisis.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2019)
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The Undefeated Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Poetic tribute to African American heroes and struggles.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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Let the Children March Book Poster Image
age 6+
Powerful art amplifies inspiring civil rights protest tale.
By Monica Clark-Robinson
(2018)
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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively tales of 10 who led fight for women's voting rights.
By Kirsten Gillibrand
(2018)
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