Book Reviews

age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
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age 12+
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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age 7+
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
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age 10+
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
age 6+
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
age 8+
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
age 6+
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
age 14+
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
By Ann Angel
(2010)
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age 11+
Lyrical, ficionalized biography of famed poet Pablo Neruda.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2010)
age 9+
Lively profile of a brave man living in a dangerous time.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2009)
age 7+
Moving bio of jazz guitarist can be a little hard to follow.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2009)
age 12+
Lively free verse bio doesn't gloss over Rivera's appetites.
By Carmen Bernier-Grand
(2009)

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