Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
age 10+
 
Spirited novel offers warts-and-all view of the Middle Ages.
By Karen Cushman
(1994)
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age 8+
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
age 12+
 
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
age 12+
 
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Exciting novel imagines the life of Cleopatra's daughter.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2011)
age 12+
 
Fascinating story of Alaskan kids growing up in the 1960s.
By Debby Dahl Edwardson
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
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age 4+
 
Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
By Taye Diggs
(2011)
age 12+
 
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Emily Buder, Olivia Gardner, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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age 4+
 
Affirming story of a little rat standing up to a bully.
By Tracey Campbell Pearson
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
By N. H. Senzai
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Newsboy and street urchin solve a mystery in 1893 New York.
By Avi
(2011)
age 14+
 
Classic novel of American religion, morality, and hypocrisy.
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1850)
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age 13+
 
Moving fictional diaries of Russia's last four tsarinas.
By Sarah Miller
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
age 16+
 
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
age 10+
 
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
By Gloria Whelan
(2011)

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