Book Reviews

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