All Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Mature teens will appreciate this gripping epic.
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On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
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
13
QUALITY
 
Elegant adaptation of classic novel has mature themes.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
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
14
QUALITY
 
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Endearing historical drama is a classic for families.
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Network: Syndicated
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Roman culture made engaging and entertaining.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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
10
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous textbook of 44 major events has universal appeal.
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Devices: iPad
(2012)
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)

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