Book Reviews

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring tales of women pursuing dreams in a new land.
By Elena Favilli
(2020)
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Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring biography of courageous civil rights pioneer.
By Diane Bailey
(2019)
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The Impossible Crime: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspired silliness in laugh-out-loud spy mystery.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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What's the Big Deal About Elections Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.
By Ruby Shamir
(2018)
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Mac Undercover: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Rollicking spy adventure is loaded with humor.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Poster Image
age 7+
Meaty bio of RBG shows how she fought for women's rights.
By Kathleen Krull
(2018)
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beautifully illustrated bio of abolition's greatest hero.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2017)
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Book Poster Image
age 7+
Solid intro to singer, movie star, civil rights activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2017)
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I Am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cute, engaging bio applauds having the courage to be first.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel Book Poster Image
age 17+
Grim, brutal true story of teen assassins.
By Dan Slater
(2016)
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Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery innovator.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
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I Survived Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Riveting, emotional historical fiction for young readers.
By Lauren Tarshis
(2010)
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Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gorgeous, clever account of bold con artist's life.
By Greg Pizzoli
(2015)
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Elvis:  The Story of the Rock and Roll King Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 7+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
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Soar, Elinor! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
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