Book Reviews

Betty Before X Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring, intimate story of activist's early years.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Renee Watson
(2018)
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, fact-filled bio of the abolitionist icon.
By Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Stunning collection spotlights more bold girls and women.
By Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli
(2017)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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I Am Sacagawea: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Strong Native American teen guide shines in lively history.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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I Am Gandhi : Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Engaging picture bio of Indian hero, nonviolence pioneer.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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Who Was Alexander Hamilton? Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, easy-to-read bio expands on Broadway hit.
By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
(2017)
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Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary Book Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging but engaging bio of the complex Founding Father.
By Martha Brockenbrough
(2017)
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Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively, bite-size bios of fearless females.
By Linda Skeers
(2017)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting story of art, mental illness, brotherly devotion.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2017)
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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable true story of boy sent to death camp at age 4.
By Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
(2017)
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Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America Book Poster Image
age 10+
Succinct, kid-friendly bio of America's trendiest founder.
By Teri Kanefield
(2017)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2016)
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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling account of early gridiron history.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2017)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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I Am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cute, engaging bio applauds having the courage to be first.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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