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Best Middle-Grade Nonfiction of 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    ANIMALIUM

    SEPT. 9, 2014

CHILDREN'S

ANIMALIUM

by Jenny Broom ; illustrated by Katie Scott

Overall, this impressive survey will surprise and please its visitors. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BROWN GIRL DREAMING

    AUG. 28, 2014

CHILDREN'S

BROWN GIRL DREAMING

by Jacqueline Woodson

For every dreaming girl (and boy) with a pencil in hand (or keyboard) and a story to share. (Memoir/poetry. 8-12) Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE PORT CHICAGO 50

    JAN. 21, 2014

TEEN

THE PORT CHICAGO 50

by Steve Sheinkin

An important chapter in the civil rights movement, presenting 50 new heroes. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SISTERS

    AUG. 26, 2014

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

SISTERS

by Raina Telgemeier ; illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ON TWO FEET AND WINGS

    OCT. 21, 2014

TEEN

ON TWO FEET AND WINGS

by Abbas Kazerooni

Readers are often promised unforgettable protagonists—this memoir delivers one. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AT HOME IN HER TOMB

    APRIL 8, 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE NEXT WAVE

    OCT. 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE NEXT WAVE

by Elizabeth Rusch

Timely, important, appropriately focused and interesting. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BECAUSE THEY MARCHED

    OCT. 1, 2014

TEEN

BECAUSE THEY MARCHED

by Russell Freedman

Richly illustrated, this deserves a place alongside other important depictions of this story. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ANGEL ISLAND

    JAN. 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

ANGEL ISLAND

by Russell Freedman

As immigration continues to be a major issue in America, this introduction to the Angel Island experience is overdue and,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A WOMAN IN THE HOUSE (AND SENATE)

    MARCH 11, 2014

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