Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Darkly comic, empowering take on tackling nighttime fears.
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By Dorothee de Monfreid
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet story of grief and healing is pitch perfect.
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By Jess Brallier
(2009)
AGE
12
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Lost African prince adventure/mystery with a unique premise.
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By Sarah Mussi
(2008)
AGE
12
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Moving, tragic tale of racism in Jim Crow South.
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By Donna Jo Napoli
(2009)
AGE
9
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Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
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By Avi
(1990)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
An introduction to Abe Lincoln in his own words.
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By Sarah Thomson
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Unique African-American woman's WWII experience.
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By Tanita Davis
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Realistic look inside the world of a tween with autism.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, dramatic story of an interracial friendship tested.
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By Carolyn Marsden, Philip Matzigkeit
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Inspirational story of a woman determined to save buffalo.
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By Tracy Fern
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sometimes funny Civil War tall tale reveals horrors of war.
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By Rodman Philbrick
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
British boy becomes samurai; exciting but violent.
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By Chris Bradford
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Fresh perspective on WWII Japanese internment camps.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful book about lynching, rape; older teens only.
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By Julius Lester
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Cuban independence in informative but flat poetry.
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By Margarita Engle
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
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By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen reveals all in blog -- with consequences.
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By Susie Day
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Lightweight story with great illustrations.
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By Brian Selznick
(1991)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)

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