Book Reviews

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery developer.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
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)
Bad Kitty for President Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart, savvy civics lesson served with lots of laughs.
By Nick Bruel
(2012)