Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
age 6+
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(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 9+
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
age 12+
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 9+
 
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
By Russell Freedman
(2013)
age 9+
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
age 7+
 
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
age 6+
 
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
age 12+
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)

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