Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
By Don Brown
(2011)
age 9+
 
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
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age 4+
 
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
age 12+
 
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
age 7+
 
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
age 5+
 
Tenacious girl fights to preserve her historical society.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
age 8+
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 11+
 
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
age 7+
 
Lots of information packed into appealing pop-up.
By Kyle Olmon
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Learn how, where, and why a mill worked.
By David Macaulay
(2000)
age 9+
 
Unique, brilliant, award-winning history book.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2007)
age 10+
 
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
age 9+
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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age 6+
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
age 12+
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
age 11+
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)

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