Book Reviews

age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
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age 9+
Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 10+
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 8+
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 8+
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 10+
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 9+
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
age 10+
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)

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