Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
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By Frank Portman
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
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By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
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By Willa Cather
(2011)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
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By Richard Wright
(1940)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
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By George Orwell
(1949)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
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By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
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By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
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By Charles Dickens
(1894)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Classic novel of American religion, morality, and hypocrisy.
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By Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1850)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
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By Maya Angelou
(1969)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of couple in turn-of-the century China.
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By Pearl S. Buck
(1931)

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