Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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age 15+
 
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Anonymous
(1971)
age 12+
 
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
age 9+
 
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
age 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 10+
 
Popular Potter site fans the Hallows hype.
By Andy Gordon, Ben Schoen, Emerson Spartz, Gretchen Stull, Jamie Lawrence
(2006)
age 13+
 
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
age 16+
 
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
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age 8+
 
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Hilary Liftin, Miley Cyrus
(2009)
age 16+
 
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
age 13+
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
age 10+
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
age 11+
 
Moving memoir of boy Holocaust survivor on Schindler's list.
By Elisabeth B. Leyson, Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran
(2013)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)

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