Book Reviews

age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
age 10+
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
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age 13+
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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age 14+
Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
By Homer
(1998)
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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age 14+
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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age 15+
Harrowing true story of boy in Cambodia's Killing Fields.
By Patricia McCormick
(2012)
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
age 13+
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
By Susan Dennard
(2012)
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age 14+
Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.
By Beth Kephart
(2012)
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)

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