Caudill Book of the Week!

Have you read any of the 2018 Caudill Books?

20 books are nominated every year for the Caudill Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.

Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!

Last in a Long Line of Rebels

By: Lisa Lewis Tyre

Lexile Level: 660
Pages: 288 (6 discs)

12 year old Lou wanted a summer of excitement, but when her prayers are answered she wants to take it back. Living in a Civil War home that might be torn down, Lou and her friends start to unravel her Mayhew family history trying to save it.

Even though racism is a common thread throughout this book, it is quite a happy story. As an adult, I was able to unravel the mysteries much earlier than the charterers, but it was still a fun read. This book might inspire kids to ask about their own family history, but it probably will not be as exciting as Lou’s.


4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed By: Emily K.

Click here for a list of all 20 Caudill Nominees!

Created by Jen Trotta on May 3rd, 2017 @ 1:57 PM.
Updated on Jul 17th, 2017 @ 11:26 AM.