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 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)