Book Reviews

AGE
12
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Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
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By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
AGE
12
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Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
9
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Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
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By Cece Bell
(2014)
AGE
10
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Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
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By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
AGE
3
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Dog gains self-acceptance in visually stunning circus story.
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By Hannah E. Harrison
(2014)
AGE
10
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Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
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By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
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By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
AGE
8
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Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
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By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
8
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Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
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By Erin Hunter
(2012)
AGE
9
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Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
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By W.H. Beck
(2012)
AGE
14
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Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
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By Maya Angelou
(1969)
AGE
14
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Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
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By Richard Wright
(2007)
AGE
16
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Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
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By David Small
(2009)
AGE
11
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Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
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By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
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By Michael Bond
(1958)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)