Book Reviews

age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 13+
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(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 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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 14+
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)

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