Book Reviews

age 6+
 
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
age 8+
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
age 9+
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
age 9+
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
By Shaun Tan
(2007)
age 10+
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
age 10+
 
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
age 10+
 
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
age 10+
 
Sequel hits stride in weird, appealing Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2013)
age 10+
 
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Vinson Compestine, Ying Chang Compestine
(2014)
age 10+
 
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
age 10+
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)

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