Book Reviews

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
By Avi
(1990)
What Lincoln Said Book Poster Image
age 4+
An introduction to Abe Lincoln in his own words.
By Sarah Thomson
(2008)
Mare's War Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Unique African-American woman's WWII experience.
By Tanita Davis
(2009)
Sahwira: An African Friendship Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, dramatic story of an interracial friendship tested.
By Carolyn Marsden, Phillip Matzigkeit
(2009)
Buffalo Music Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Inspirational story of a woman determined to save buffalo.
By Tracy Fern
(2008)
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sometimes funny Civil War tall tale reveals horrors of war.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2009)
The Way of the Warrior: Young Samurai, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
British boy becomes samurai; exciting but violent.
By Chris Bradford
(2009)
Weedflower Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fresh perspective on WWII Japanese internment camps in U.S.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2009)
Guardian Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful book about lynching, rape; older teens only.
By Julius Lester
(2008)
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Cuban independence in informative but flat poetry.
By Margarita Engle
(2008)
Bog Child Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
The Houdini Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lightweight story with great illustrations.
By Brian Selznick
(1991)
Chains: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
Copper Sun Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)
Here Lies Arthur Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting but darkly cynical view of Arthur legend.
By Philip Reeve
(2008)
Ivy Book Poster Image
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Ivy
age 14+
Dickens-style tale with addiction and thievery.
By Julie Hearn
(2008)
The Squire's Tale Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully warmhearted Arthurian tales.
By Gerald Morris
(1998)
Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kit meets economic adversity with courage, spunk.
By Valerie Tripp
(2000)
Keeping Score Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A child's view of '50s Dodgers and the Korean war.
By Linda Sue Park
(2008)
Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evolution case in brief poems about the locals.
By Jen Bryant
(2008)

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