Book Reviews

Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King Book Poster Image
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
The Great and Only Barnum Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fascinating, thorough look at the showman and his time.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engrossing Houdini bio by kids' author/magician.
By Sid Fleischman
(2006)
Brad Johnson: Play with Passion Book Poster Image
age 8+
Upbeat story of a passionate NFL quarterback.
By Brad Johnson
(2004)
Vince Carter: Choose Your Course Book Poster Image
age 8+
An inspirational autobiography of an NBA All-Star.
By Vince Carter, Greg Brown
(2004)
Becoming Joe DiMaggio Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin: Naturalist, Geologist & Thinker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly Book Poster Image
age 8+
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
Days Like This Book Poster Image
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age 8+
A reminder of all that is good around us.
By Simon James
(1999)