Book Reviews

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age 14+
Provocative military tale asks tough patriotism questions.
By Trent Reedy
(2014)
age 6+
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
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age 14+
Lots of history, little emotional depth in palace intrigue.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
age 9+
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
(2013)
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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age 14+
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
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JFK
age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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age 13+
Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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age 4+
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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age 14+
Exciting sequel has romance, adventure, court intrigue.
By Sharon Cameron
(2013)
age 13+
Slow, lyrical prose builds to a thrilling, bloody sequel.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2013)
age 9+
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
age 6+
Insightful, kid-friendly intro to the history of hip-hop.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2013)

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