Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
age 14+
Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 8+
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 4+
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 10+
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2013)
age 6+
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
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age 6+
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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age 4+
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)

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