Book Reviews

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heart-stopping true story of students who resisted Nazis.
By Russell Freedman
(2016)
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable account of dog and radar man in POW camp.
By Robert Weintraub
(2016)
Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute holiday tale values gifts that come from the heart.
By Deborah Diesen
(2015)
The Naughty List Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
Miracle on 133rd Street Book Poster Image
age 4+
Neighbors come together in lively urban Christmas tale.
By Sonia Manzano
(2015)
Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! Book Poster Image
age 4+
The barnyard pranksters almost block Santa in funny tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
Otter Loves Halloween! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Otter conquers fears in cute, kid-like holiday romp.
By Sam Garton
(2015)
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
Betty Bunny Loves Easter Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bunny sees victory in finding eggs herself in sweet tale.
By Michael B. Kaplan
(2015)
March: Book Two Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2015)
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
The Sweetest Witch Around Book Poster Image
age 4+
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
By Alison McGhee
(2014)
The Family Romanov:  Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
An Otis Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tractor brings help to birthing horse in tense holiday tale.
By Loren Long
(2013)
Nickel Bay Nick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)
Little Santa Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cute origin story shows how Santa met elves and reindeer.
By Jon Agee
(2013)
Boxers & Saints Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)

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