Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
csm_book
age 6+
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
age 9+
 
Lively profile of a brave man living in a dangerous time.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2009)
age 13+
 
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
age 5+
 
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
age 8+
 
Engrossing Houdini bio by kids' author/magician.
By Sid Fleischman
(2006)
age 4+
 
Lyrical prose explores a fascinating life.
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(1998)
age 8+
 
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
age 11+
 
Illustrates Lincoln's depth as a man and a leader.
By Russell Freedman
(1972)