Book Reviews

A True and Faithful Narrative Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
The Braid Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Immigrant story with a fascinating knotted twist.
By Helen Frost
(2006)
Penny from Heaven Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow but intriguing Newbery Honor book.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2006)
The Pox Party: Octavian Nothing, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
By M.T. Anderson
(2006)
Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara Book Poster Image
age 5+
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
The Book Thief Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
Show Way Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Beautiful story, from slavery to freedom.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2006)
Day of Tears : A Novel in Dialogue Book Poster Image
age 9+
Interesting story of historic slave auction.
By Julius Lester
(2006)
Whittington Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever retelling of a legend, from the cat's POV.
By Alan Armstrong
(2006)
The Rifle Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Historical yarn follows the life of a gun.
By Gary Paulsen
(1995)
The Game of Silence Book Poster Image
age 9+
White settlers force Indian family to leave land.
By Louise Erdrich
(2005)
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
Crispin: The Cross of Lead Book Poster Image
age 9+
Start of an exciting medieval adventures series.
By Avi
(2005)
The Shadows of Ghadames Book Poster Image
age 8+
A girl's life in turn-of-the-century Muslim Libya.
By Joelle Stolz
(2005)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
Morning Girl Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lyrical historical fiction with a knockout punch.
By Michael Dorris
(1992)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Book Poster Image
age 11+
A family deals with racism in a Mississippi town.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
My Brother Sam Is Dead Book Poster Image
age 11+
Great novel about the Revolution for older kids.
By James Lincoln Collier
(1974)

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