Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful book about lynching, rape; older teens only.
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By Julius Lester
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Cuban independence in informative but flat poetry.
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By Margarita Engle
(2008)
AGE
13
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Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
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By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Extraordinary book celebrates curiosity, and an amazing man.
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By Kathryn Lasky
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
The way biographies for children ought to be done.
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By Candace Fleming
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw stories from teens on death row; read along with teens.
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By Susan Kuklin
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Lightweight story with great illustrations.
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By Brian Selznick
(1991)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting but darkly cynical view of Arthur legend.
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By Philip Reeve
(2008)
Ivy
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dickens-style tale with addiction and thievery.
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By Julie Hearn
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightfully warmhearted Arthurian tales.
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By Gerald Morris
(1998)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
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By Robert Andrew Parker
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kit meets economic adversity with courage, spunk.
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By Valerie Tripp
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A child's view of '50s Dodgers and the Korean war.
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By Linda Sue Park
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Evolution case in brief poems about the locals.
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By Jen Bryant
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Disturbing, moving bio told in verse. Too violent for kids.
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By Margarita Engle
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sylvia Plath fictionalized bio wins Printz Honor.
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By Stephanie Hemphill
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
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By Ellen Levine
(2008)

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