Book Reviews

The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 6+
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts Book Poster Image
age 15+
Provocative memoir blends history with legend.
By Maxine Hong Kingston
(1975)
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Book Poster Image
age 9+
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
By Russell Freedman
(2013)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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The Family Romanov:  Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
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Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told by His Niece) Book Poster Image
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
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The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
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March: Book Two Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2015)
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28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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Tommy: The Gun That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
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Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gorgeous, clever account of bold con artist's life.
By Greg Pizzoli
(2015)
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The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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