Book Reviews

AGE
11
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Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
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By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
AGE
14
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Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
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By Annika Thor
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
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By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
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By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
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By Annie Barrows
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Interesting story of British brothers in U.S. during WWII.
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By L.M. Elliott
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
This exciting, moving novel of a brother, a sister, and their beloved horse entangled in World War II is a real gem for all, not only horse lovers.
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By Sam Angus
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Enslaved girl escapes master in riveting historical tale.
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By Margi Preus
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
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By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
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By Teri Brown
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
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By Katherine Rue
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
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By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
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By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
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By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)

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