Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(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 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
age 12+
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 10+
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
age 11+
 
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
age 9+
 
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
age 10+
 
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
age 13+
 
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)

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