Book Reviews

age 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 12+
 
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Emily Buder, Olivia Gardner, Sarah Buder
(2008)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
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age 12+
 
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Sweet story of grief and healing is pitch perfect.
By Jess Brallier
(2009)
age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 9+
 
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)

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