Book Reviews

age 10+
 
History, adventure, and women's rights for 10+.
By Marthe Jocelyn
(2007)
age 12+
 
Gritty, fictionalized biography of forgotten Western hero.
By Gary Paulsen
(2006)
age 10+
 
Compelling, fact-based story of child labor.
By Elizabeth Winthrop
(2006)
age 13+
 
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Immigrant story with a fascinating knotted twist.
By Helen Frost
(2006)
age 9+
 
Slow but intriguing Newbery Honor book.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2006)
age 15+
 
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
By M.T. Anderson
(2006)
age 5+
 
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
age 12+
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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age 6+
 
Beautiful story, from slavery to freedom.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2006)
age 9+
 
Interesting story of historic slave auction.
By Julius Lester
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Clever retelling of a legend, from the cat's POV.
By Alan Armstrong
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Historical yarn follows the life of a gun.
By Gary Paulsen
(1995)
age 9+
 
White settlers force Indian family to leave land.
By Louise Erdrich
(2005)
age 9+
 
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
age 9+
 
Start of an exciting medieval adventures series.
By Avi
(2005)
age 8+
 
A girl's life in turn-of-the-century Muslim Libya.
By Joelle Stolz
(2005)
age 9+
 
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)

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