Book Reviews

csm_book
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 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 7+
Gorgeous, clever account of bold con artist's life.
By Greg Pizzoli
(2015)
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
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)
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
csm_book
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 12+
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
age 9+
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
By Russell Freedman
(2013)
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)
csm_book
age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)

Pages