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Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
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Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
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Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
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