Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(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)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A cautionary tale about a kid who watches too much TV. (Spoiler alert: It'll make you want to turn off the tube!)
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By James Proimos
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
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By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
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By Anne Frank
(1982)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
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By Maya Angelou
(1969)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
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By Lisa McMann
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
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By Richard Wright
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
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By Donna Gephart
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
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By Judy Blume
(1980)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
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By Judy Blume
(1990)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
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By Judy Blume
(2002)

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