Book Reviews

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Document inspires vivid, moving portraits of slaves' lives.
By Ashley Bryan
(2016)
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When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop Book Poster Image
age 6+
Insightful, kid-friendly intro to the history of hip-hop.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2013)
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This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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Linnea in Monet's Garden Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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Show Way Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Beautiful story, from slavery to freedom.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2006)
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Book Poster Image
age 6+
Enslaved girl's courage will engage older kids.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(1993)
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Sybil's Night Ride Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, if sometimes stiff, tale of a heroine.
By Karen B. Winnick
(2000)
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The Best Book of Ballet Book Poster Image
age 6+
A step in the right direction for budding dancers.
By Angela Wilkes
(2000)
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Ben's Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Kids may need help with geographical references.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1982)
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