Book Reviews

AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
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By Jonah Winter
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
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By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
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By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
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By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
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By Candace Fleming
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
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By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
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By Russell Freedman
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
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By Maira Kalman
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
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By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
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By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
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By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
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By Don Brown
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
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By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
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By Christopher Rice
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
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By Mary Shelley
(2013)

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