Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Enslaved girl escapes master in riveting historical tale.
By Margi Preus
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
age 10+
 
Spirited novel offers warts-and-all view of the Middle Ages.
By Karen Cushman
(1994)
age 12+
 
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
age 10+
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
age 10+
 
Fish-out-of-water adventure swimming with historical detail.
By Margi Preus
(2010)
age 10+
 
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
By Jennifer Holm
(2010)
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age 10+
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
age 10+
 
Every story has value in robust, nostalgic Newbery winner.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2010)
age 10+
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
age 9+
 
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
By Avi
(1990)
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age 12+
 
Unique African-American woman's WWII experience.
By Tanita Davis
(2009)
age 10+
 
Sometimes funny Civil War tall tale reveals horrors of war.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2009)
age 11+
 
Cuban independence in informative but flat poetry.
By Margarita Engle
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)

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