Book Reviews

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age 6+
 
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
age 6+
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
age 6+
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
age 6+
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
age 6+
 
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
age 6+
 
Insightful, kid-friendly intro to the history of hip-hop.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2013)
age 6+
 
Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
age 6+
 
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
age 6+
 
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
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age 6+
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
age 6+
 
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
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age 6+
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 6+
 
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)