Hope lends beauty to even the bleakest tale
This remarkable story teaches history, humanity and hope. Why did I avoid it for so long?!
A story from the Civil War.
The Stamp Collector
A simple book with a profound message.
The Winged Watchman
A story of patriotism, faith and family.
Breaking Stalin’s Nose
Sasha longs to become a member of Stalin's Young Pioneers.
Small Acts of Amazing Courage
One of those little books that is well worth reading.
The Bronze Bow
Daniel, age eighteen, learns that only love is strong enough to conquer hatred.
I am David
The human spirit overcomes many challenges in this moving novel.
The Drinking Gourd
This easy reader tells the story of the Underground Railroad through the eyes of a young boy.
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| our standards|
|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