Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lively profile of a brave man living in a dangerous time.
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By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Moving bio of jazz guitarist can be a little hard to follow.
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By Bonnie Christensen
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lively free verse bio doesn't gloss over Rivera's appetites.
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By Carmen Bernier-Grand
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lovely first-person narration helps bring Dickinson to life.
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By Barbara Dana
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Eye-popping biography of inventive brothers.
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By Chris Barton
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fascinating, thorough look at the showman and his time.
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By Candace Fleming
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Daughter's memory of her bigger-than-life, courageous dad.
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By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
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By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Award-winning bio of Darwin as a family man is a bit dry.
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By Deborah Heiligman
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
True story about an amazing boy who thought outside the box.
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By Kathleen Krull
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Women pilots fight for a chance to go to the moon.
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By Tanya Lee Stone
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Uplifting true story adapted for younger readers.
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By David Relin, Greg Mortenson, Sarah Thomson
(2009)
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
6
QUALITY
 
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
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By Robert Andrew Parker
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Disturbing, moving bio told in verse. Too violent for kids.
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By Margarita Engle
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sylvia Plath fictionalized bio wins Printz Honor.
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By Stephanie Hemphill
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Terrific, kid-friendly bio on a sports great.
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By Tonya Bolden
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing, tragic, and intense bio meant for discussion.
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By Jon Krakauer
(1997)

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