Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 6+
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 8+
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 8+
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
age 6+
 
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
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age 6+
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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age 4+
 
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
age 9+
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
age 12+
 
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)