Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 14+
Haunting, beautiful tale of love, pain, and secrets.
By Moira Fowley-Doyle
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.
By Meg Haston
(2015)
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
age 13+
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
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age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2013)
age 6+
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)

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