Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
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By Esther Forbes
(1943)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
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By Shaun Tan
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
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By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
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By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
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By Isabel Allende
(1985)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
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By Barbara Wright
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
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By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
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By Avi
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
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By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
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By Karen Cushman
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
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By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
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By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
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By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.
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By Rachel Shukert
(2013)

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