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
12
QUALITY
 
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
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By James Dashner
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Clever sci-fi thriller stresses do-it-yourself science.
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By Walter Jury, Sarah E. Fine
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty sci-fi survival tale questions reality and authority.
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By Amy Plum
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
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By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
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By Piers Torday
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
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By Maira Kalman
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Controversial finale to a thrilling dystopian trilogy.
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By Veronica Roth
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi sequel is gripping but can't top original.
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By Nancy Farmer
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This exciting young adult adventure has a strong male voice and will appeal to boys as well as girls.
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By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
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By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
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By Polly Shulman
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
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By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Post-apocalyptic story has great characters; still gruesome.
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By Julianna Baggott
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
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By Gail Carriger
(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)

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