Book Reviews

American Ace Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
Seven Stories Up Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
Penelope Crumb Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
A Raisin in the Sun Book Poster Image
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
My Antonia Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)