Book Reviews

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age 15+
Mesmerizing, tragic, and intense bio meant for discussion.
By Jon Krakauer
(1997)
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
age 9+
Moving book about dying girl who became symbol for peace.
By Eleanor Coerr
(2005)
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age 6+
Bilingual text and mini-murals illustrate Rivera's story.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
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 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
age 8+
Upbeat story of a passionate NFL quarterback.
By Brad Johnson
(2004)
age 8+
An inspirational autobiography of an NBA All-Star.
By Vince Carter, Greg Brown
(2004)
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
age 6+
Competent but drab Earhart bio.
By Jane Moore Howe
(1969)
age 6+
Filled with fascinating facts and some surprises.
By Diane Stanley
(1996)
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
age 8+
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
age 11+
An earnest group biography leavened with humor.
By Jean Fritz
(1994)
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age 11+
Positive portrayal of Stonewall Jackson.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
age 9+
Fast-paced account of major American statesmen.
By Jean Fritz
(1975)

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