Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Funny way to talk about how much TV is too much.
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By James Proimos
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Celebrates a girl's relationship with her dad and stepdad.
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By Kelly Bennett
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
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By Amy Hest
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Tender father-daughter tale is best for school-aged kids.
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By Lois Lowry
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
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By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mystery, not misery, at heart of this dead teen narrative.
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By Amy Huntley
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.
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By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Enchanting stereotype-bending novel; teens only.
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By K. L. Going
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving, nontraditional farm story with heartland values.
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By Michelle Houts
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
AIDS orphan adjusts to the country life in Malawi.
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By Jan Michael
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
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By Gayle Forman
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, family-oriented series for middle schoolers.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
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By Hilary McKay
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
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By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
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By Yeardley Smith
(2009)

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