Book Reviews

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 13+
Chilling story of a boy coming of age in Hitler's house.
By John Boyne
(2016)
The Gallery Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging 1929 mystery for tween historical fiction fans.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2016)
Girl in the Blue Coat Book Poster Image
age 13+
Extraordinary tale of Dutch teens resisting the Nazis.
By Monica Hesse
(2016)
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
Outrun the Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Chinese-American girl fights bias in compelling 1906 tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2016)
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Relatable story of Iranian girl in U.S. who wants to fit in.
By Firoozeh Dumas
(2016)
In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World Book Poster Image
age 13+
YouTuber's heartfelt memoir recalls bullies, alcoholic mom.
By Joey Graceffa
(2016)
Burn Baby Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting coming-of-age tale set in dangerous summer of '77.
By Meg Medina
(2016)
Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
Anna and the Swallow Man Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exquisite tale of Polish girl in WWII shows horrors of war.
By Gavriel Savit
(2016)
Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire:  The World of Dan and Phil Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2015)
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
Walk on Earth a Stranger: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
The Girl in the Torch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke Book Poster Image
age 13+
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
The Detective's Assistant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)

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