Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Moving fictional diaries of Russia's last four tsarinas.
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By Sarah Miller
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
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By Isabel Allende
(1985)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
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By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Spunky heroine returns for less deep, more violent sequel.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of couple in turn-of-the century China.
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By Pearl S. Buck
(1931)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fish-out-of-water adventure swimming with historical detail.
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By Margi Preus
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
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By Jennifer Holm
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Every story has value in robust, nostalgic Newbery winner.
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By Clare Vanderpool
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty Steinbeck classic brings Great Depression to life.
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By John Steinbeck
(2002)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful play about Salem witch trials a riveting read.
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By Arthur Miller
(1976)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Marian stars in somewhat dark Robin Hood retelling. Just OK.
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By Kathryn Lasky
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
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By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dark ages adventure a draw even for history-phobic teens.
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By Katy Moran
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced retelling makes this myth exciting for teens.
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By Tony Lee
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Page-turner peppered with Revolutionary War history.
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By Gary Paulsen
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Engrossing historical graphic novel with a fantasy twist.
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By Matt Phelan
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)

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