Book Reviews

This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun look at immigration celebrates bringing items from home.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2016)
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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Document inspires vivid, moving portraits of slaves' lives.
By Ashley Bryan
(2016)
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of Supreme Court justice empowers girls.
By Debbie Levy
(2016)
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Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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Constable & Toop Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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JFK Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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P.K. Pinkerton and the Deadly Desperados: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
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Treasure on Superstition Mountain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
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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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Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Ying Chang Compestine, Vinson Compestine
(2014)
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Wanderville Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
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Hollow City: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping, creepy sequel time-travels to 1940s London.
By Ransom Riggs
(2014)
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One Came Home Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
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Under the Egg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(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 Secret Box Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
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Love Letters to the Dead Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
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Stay Where You Are & Then Leave Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
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Sekret Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
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