Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Plucky orphans struggle in the rugged West in harsh tale.
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By Karen Cushman
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Fascinating historical fiction with graphic sex, violence.
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By Stephen E. Ambrose
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
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By Karen Hesse
(2003)
AGE
8
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Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
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By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A fresh look at Shakespeare for young readers.
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By Gary Blackwood
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Shakespearean adventure is accessible for tweens.
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By Gary Blackwood
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale set during the Revolutionary War.
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By Sally M. Keehn
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confusing yet compelling tale of racism.
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By Karen Hesse
(2004)
AGE
10
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Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
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By Paula Fox
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A girl's life in turn-of-the-century Muslim Libya.
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By Joelle Stolz
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
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By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Plucky orphan survives San Francisco's big quake.
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By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
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By M.T. Anderson
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
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By John Boyne
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Immigrant story with a fascinating knotted twist.
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By Helen Frost
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
White settlers force Indian family to leave land.
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By Louise Erdrich
(2005)

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