Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Tales of Young Americans


PAPER SON by Helen Foster James
Released: May 1, 2013

"An effective and empathetic depiction of the Angel Island experience. (Picture book. 8-12)"
The journey from China to the United States and the experience on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay are fraught with anxiety and peril for 12-year-old Wang Lee. Read full book review >
THE TOWN THAT FOOLED THE BRITISH by Lisa  Papp
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Still, this can't help but expand readers' understanding of our second war of independence. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The War of 1812—it's one of those topics many Americans flunk when asked to please explain what it was all about, though they just might get the year it started right. Read full book review >
A BOOK FOR BLACK-EYED SUSAN by Judy Young
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

This is a story of heartbreak and resolve, of the punishing tribulations that were once part and parcel of the frontier experience. Read full book review >