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Best Middle-Grade Biographies & Memoirs of 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    INFINITE HOPE

    OCT. 15, 2019

CHILDREN'S

INFINITE HOPE

by Ashley Bryan ; illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Watching Bryan generously transform the bittersweet into beauty is watching the meaning of art. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    REACHING FOR THE MOON

    JULY 2, 2019

CHILDREN'S

REACHING FOR THE MOON

by Katherine Johnson

From a long-lived American legend, this rich volume is a national treasure. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    CHILD OF THE DREAM

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

CHILD OF THE DREAM

by Sharon Robinson

A lovingly honest memoir of a racial—and social activist—past that really hasn’t passed. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HECTOR

    JUNE 4, 2019

CHILDREN'S

HECTOR

by Adrienne Wright ; illustrated by Adrienne Wright

A tragic but inspiring story about an event in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    TROUBLEMAKER FOR JUSTICE

    AUG. 13, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

TROUBLEMAKER FOR JUSTICE

by Jacqueline Houtman , Walter Naegle & Michael G. Long

An essential guide to the life of Bayard Rustin, architect of critical movements for freedom and justice. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    FREE LUNCH

    SEPT. 10, 2019

CHILDREN'S

FREE LUNCH

by Rex Ogle

A mighty portrait of poverty amid cruelty and optimism. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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