Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
age 4+
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
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age 12+
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
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JFK
age 5+
 
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
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age 6+
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
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age 7+
 
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
age 10+
 
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Frederick L. McKissack Jr., Patricia C. McKissack
(2012)
age 13+
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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age 11+
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)