A book that builds character
A well-told, gentle and beautiful story that traces growth to maturity.
The Gift of Disability
If only we could see, as this author does, with the eyes of the heart.
A story of friendship, forgiveness and adventure.
The Lantern Bearers
Aquila's soul-searching travels conclude Sutlciff's Roman Britain Trilogy.
11 Birthdays: realism with a fantasy twist
Wendy Mass writes highly enjoyable realistic fiction with a fantasy twist.
The Bronze Bow
Daniel, age eighteen, learns that only love is strong enough to conquer hatred.
Anna Maria’s Gift
A young girl suffers loss and learns forgiveness.
I am David
The human spirit overcomes many challenges in this moving novel.
Amos Fortune, Free Man
In this biography of an African slave, Yates demonstrates that to forgive can sometimes be human as well as divine.
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|highly recommended: you must read this!
recommended: age-appropriate and entertaining
acceptable: not outstanding but not problematic
some reservations: contains potentially problematic scenes or concepts
not recommended: not appropriate for intended readers