Book Reviews

Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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The Loop Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen prison inmates plan escape in intense sci-fi thriller.
By Ben Oliver
(2020)
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The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous picture book celebrates interconnectedness.
By Patrice Karst
(2020)
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The Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Alcazar: The Cerulean, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing world-building powers delightful space fantasy.
By Amy Ewing
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Thank You, Helpers: Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Grocery Workers, and More Who Care for Us Book Poster Image
age 3+
Happy rhymes, colors celebrate essential community workers.
By Patricia Hegarty
(2020)
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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Book Poster Image
age 15+
28-day program for teens, families to become anti-racist.
By Layla F. Saad
(2020)
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Book Poster Image
age 11+
Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.
By Tiffany Jewell
(2020)
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Call Me Floy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Spirited, nature-loving tween in fact-packed Yosemite tale.
By Joanna Cooke
(2020)
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Parachutes Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful tale of immigration, privilege, and rape culture.
By Kelly Yang
(2020)
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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mixed-race girl embraces her uniqueness in charming story.
By Monica Brown
(2011)
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Girl, Unframed Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen faces danger and sexual awakening in uneven thriller.
By Deb Caletti
(2020)
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The Empire of Dreams Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(2020)
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All Are Welcome Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Kind, uplifting story of inclusion and diversity at school.
By Alexandra Penfold
(2018)
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Santiago's Road Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Young refugees flee violence, form bonds in intense story.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2020)
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We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
(2020)
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You Say it First Book Poster Image
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age 14+
So-so teen romance deals with alcohol and suicide.
By Katie Cotugno
(2020)
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Happy to Be Nappy Book Poster Image
age 2+
Lighthearted tribute to Black girls' hair.
By bell hooks
(1999)
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Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion: The Questioneers, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Curious kids solve ghostly mystery in smart, funny tale.
By Andrea Beaty
(2020)
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