Book Reviews

AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
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By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
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By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
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By Jen Bryant
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
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By Angela Johnson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
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By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
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By Brian Floca
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
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By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
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By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Lively, inspiring bio of America's first female doctor.
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By Tanya Lee Stone
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
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By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
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By Mark Kelly
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
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By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Vibrant art captures entertainer Josephine Baker's amazing journey from poverty in the U.S. to stardom in 1920s Paris.
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By Jonah Winter
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)