Book Reviews

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, illustrated bios encourage girls to pursue STEM.
By Rachel Ignotofsky
(2016)
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Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times of Pete Seeger Book Poster Image
age 10+
Riveting biography of beloved folk singer, activist.
By Anita Silvey
(2016)
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King Book Poster Image
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
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The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)
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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
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Unbroken Book Poster Image
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age 12+
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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JFK Book Poster Image
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JFK
age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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Nelson Mandela Book Poster Image
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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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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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Soar, Elinor! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
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Soul Surfer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
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Queen of the Falls Book Poster Image
age 6+
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
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For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart Book Poster Image
age 6+
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
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Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
By Ann Angel
(2010)
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