Book Reviews

I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King Book Poster Image
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
Unbroken Book Poster Image
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age 12+
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
JFK Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
Count the Monkeys Book Poster Image
age 3+
Zany, interactive tale of trying to find and count monkeys.
By Mac Barnett
(2013)
Fifteen Animals! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Cute animals and nonsense make counting fun.
By Sandra Boynton
(2008)
Nelson Mandela Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
Soar, Elinor! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
Soul Surfer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
Queen of the Falls Book Poster Image
age 6+
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart Book Poster Image
age 6+
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
By Ann Angel
(2010)
The Dreamer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Lyrical, ficionalized biography of famed poet Pablo Neruda.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2010)
One Too Many: A Seek and Find Counting Book Book Poster Image
age 3+
Great for counting, adding, detail-seeking...and giggling.
By Gianna Marino
(2010)

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