Book Reviews

On the Horizon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Haunting free-verse account of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
By Lois Lowry
(2020)
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conversational history traces U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
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Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.
By Kate Schatz
(2020)
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (Young Reader's Edition) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Brits try to assassinate Washington in gripping page-turner.
By Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
(2020)
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We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport Book Poster Image
age 10+
Must-read true story of courage, heroism, and heartbreak.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2020)
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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history of an epic journey that changed America.
By Blair Imani
(2020)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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A Farewell to Arms Book Poster Image
age 16+
Classic war novel still speaks to today's readers.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1929)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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What Is the Story of? Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Surprisingly deep, interesting look at beloved characters.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2019)
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What Was? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional, relevant series brings history to life.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2018)
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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition Book Poster Image
age 9+
Riveting bio is a great resource for teaching about slavery.
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve
(2019)
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What's the Big Deal About Elections Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.
By Ruby Shamir
(2018)
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping true story of devout man who tried to stop Hitler.
By John Hendrix
(2018)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-read history of racism and oppression in America.
By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2018)
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Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring story of resisting segregation in 1850s New York.
By Amy Hill Hearth
(2018)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
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