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
9
QUALITY
 
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Silly, fast-moving story of sleds and family secrets.
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By J. Duddy Gill
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Superheroes vs. supervillains in super-funny tale.
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By Marion Jensen
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
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By Maira Kalman
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Middle-school comic perseveres in funny, poignant sequel.
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By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
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By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
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By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)