Book Reviews

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
age 8+
Complex intro to history of U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul
(2021)
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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Historical commentary and gentle invitation to be an ally.
By Emmanuel Acho
(2021)
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The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of 1st Asian American woman military pilot.
By Julie Leung
(2021)
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We Must Not Forget: Holocaust Stories of Survival and Resistance Book Poster Image
age 10+
Extraordinary true stories of bravery, defiance, and hope.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2021)
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Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring true story of lifesaving hero and WWII refugees.
By Peter Sis
(2021)
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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin Book Poster Image
age 6+
Well-crafted story telling of a teen civil rights hero.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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American Immigration: Our History, Our Stories Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tales of inspiring people, awful racism in nuanced history.
By Kathleen Krull
(2020)
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Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful history of Black women fighting for the vote.
By Evette Dionne
(2020)
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Finish the Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring history of the suffrage movement's women of color.
By Veronica Chambers, The Staff of the New York Times
(2020)
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How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively story of bold leaders in U.S. suffrage movement.
By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(2020)
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We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
(2020)
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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice Book Poster Image
age 4+
Powerful story helps guide talk of bias, shootings.
By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard
(2018)
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On the Horizon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Haunting free-verse account of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
By Lois Lowry
(2020)
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conversational history traces U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
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Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.
By Kate Schatz
(2020)
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (Young Reader's Edition) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Brits try to assassinate Washington in gripping page-turner.
By Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
(2020)
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We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport Book Poster Image
age 10+
Must-read true story of courage, heroism, and heartbreak.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2020)
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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history of an epic journey that changed America.
By Blair Imani
(2020)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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A Farewell to Arms Book Poster Image
age 16+
Classic war novel still speaks to today's readers.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1929)
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