Book Reviews

Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
Smoke Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)