Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(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+
 
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)
age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
age 7+
 
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
age 11+
 
Moving memoir of boy Holocaust survivor on Schindler's list.
By Elisabeth B. Leyson, Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran
(2013)
age 10+
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
age 8+
 
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
By Norton Juster
(1961)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
age 13+
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
age 16+
 
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)

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