Book Reviews

I Am Not a Label: 34 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present Book Poster Image
age 6+
Detailed biographies show heart, perseverance.
By Cerrie Burnell
(2020)
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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Making of America, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Informative, fair, balanced bio of the New Deal president.
By Teri Kanefield
(2019)
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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable memoir in verse shows healing power of words.
By Nikki Grimes
(2019)
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Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring biography of courageous civil rights pioneer.
By Diane Bailey
(2019)
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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Accessible intro to Swedish teen climate activist's work.
By Valentina Camerini
(2019)
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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of woman who published first computer code.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring bio of wealthy Black female entrepreneur in 1800s.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring, relatable look at young lives of adult activists.
By Robin Stevenson
(2019)
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Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring profiles of women who started their own companies.
By Diana Kapp
(2019)
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Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring look at the young lives of famous scientists.
By David Stabler
(2018)
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Who Was? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional biography series teaches history, culture, too.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2014)
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Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring bio of a courageous champion of women's rights.
By Teri Kanefield
(2019)
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Shout Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant, poetic memoir about healing from sexual assault.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2019)
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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat rhymes tell amazing tale of scientist with autism.
By Julia Finley Mosca
(2017)
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Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lyrical free-verse memoir set amid turbulent '60s and '70s.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2019)
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir teaches kids to dream big.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively bio of New York's first Puerto Rican librarian.
By Anika Aldamuy Denise
(2019)
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This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, inspiring memoir of integrating Southern school.
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy
(2019)
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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively tales of 10 who led fight for women's voting rights.
By Kirsten Gillibrand
(2018)
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