Book Reviews

Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, graphic story of boy with facial differences.
By Magdalena Newman, Nathaniel Newman
(2020)
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Obviously: Stories from My Timeline [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Lots of life lessons in YouTuber's funny, inspiring memoir.
By Akilah Hughes
(2019)
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Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Young immigrant achieves her dreams in inspiring memoir.
By Julissa Arce
(2019)
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Born Just Right [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Upbeat book tells what it's like being born without a limb.
By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
(2019)
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Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematican Katherine Johnson [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Must-read true story of trailblazing NASA mathematician.
By Katherine Johnson
(2019)
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Comic's engaging memoir of growing up under Apartheid.
By Trevor Noah
(2019)
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Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of trailblazing Latina rocket scientist.
By Sylvia Acevedo
(2018)
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My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Heartbreaking, inspiring memoir of popular actress.
By Diane Guerrero, Erica Moroz
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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Invisible Girl [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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How I Discovered Poetry [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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Sisters [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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