Book Reviews

S.O.R. Losers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
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)
The Slave Dancer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
By Paula Fox
(2004)
Witness Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Confusing yet compelling tale of racism.
By Karen Hesse
(2004)
Broken Days Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Makes history exciting for teens.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1996)
Across Five Aprils Book Poster Image
age 11+
This historical tale is captivating and memorable.
By Irene Hunt
(1964)
Moon of Two Dark Horses Book Poster Image
age 9+
Haunting tale set during the Revolutionary War.
By Sally M. Keehn
(2004)
Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
The Shakespeare Stealer Book Poster Image
age 9+
A fresh look at Shakespeare for young readers.
By Gary Blackwood
(1998)
Shakespeare's Spy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Shakespearean adventure is accessible for tweens.
By Gary Blackwood
(2004)
Ghosts I Have Been Book Poster Image
age 9+
Peck combines shivery horror with slapstick humor.
By Richard Peck
(1977)
Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brave girl helps smuggle Jewish friends to safety.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
Chig and the Second Spread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
Aleutian Sparrow Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
By Karen Hesse
(2003)
Out of Time (1996) Book Poster Image
age 13+
A preposterous but entertaining yarn.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
Santa, Are You for Real? Book Poster Image
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Book Poster Image
age 6+
Enslaved girl's courage will engage older kids.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(1993)

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