Book Reviews

All My Friends: Eagle Rock, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen rocker navigates the music biz in heartfelt finale.
By Hope Larson
(2022)
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Echoes and Empires Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping magical fantasy has lots of drinking.
By Morgan Rhodes
(2022)
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Millions of Maxes Book Poster Image
age 4+
Funny, uplifting picture book about what makes us unique.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2022)
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Cornbread & Poppy Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friendship tale is full of suspense and surprises.
By Matthew Cordell
(2022)
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The Bone Spindle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting Sleeping Beauty flip has strong female leads.
By Leslie Vedder
(2022)
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African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 10+
Illuminating profiles, vivid images reveal nuanced history.
By Tracey Baptiste
(2021)
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The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring biography of American hero and activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2022)
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In Every Generation Book Poster Image
age 13+
Witty, fun, and very gory Buffy vampire series reboot.
By Kendare Blake
(2022)
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This Poison Heart Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, gripping story of teen girl's plant powers.
(2022)
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Ain't Burned All the Bright Book Poster Image
age 12+
Emotional, artistic reflection on COVID, racial strife.
By Jason Reynolds
(2022)
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Strollercoaster Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Dad gives daughter exciting ride in fresh pre-nap tale.
By Matt Ringler, Elaine Bay
(2021)
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When You Get the Chance Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fun, heartwarming coming-of-age tale has "Mamma Mia!" twist.
By Emma Lord
(2022)
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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lyrical memoir in verse traces fight for MLK Day.
By Kathlyn J. Kirkwood
(2022)
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The Excalibur Curse: Camelot Rising, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Female characters shine in sometimes slow finale.
By Kiersten White
(2021)
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Bright Brown Baby Book Poster Image
age 2+
Fun, bright celebration of Brown babies and their beauty.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2022)
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The Year We Learned to Fly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Empathy and empowerment fly high in this meaningful book.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2022)
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Ben and Emma's Big Hit Book Poster Image
age 4+
Empathy, friendship for baseball-loving kid with dyslexia.
By Gavin Newsom, Ruby Shamir
(2021)
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We Shall Overcome Book Poster Image
age 4+
Powerful anthem and bold art tell story of Black activism.
By Bryan Collier
(2021)
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J.D. and the Hair Show Showdown: J.D. the Kid Barber, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, life lessons in tale of J.D.'s moment in spotlight.
By J. Dillard
(2021)
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You'll Be the Death of Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens solve a murder, expose a drug ring in twisty thriller.
By Karen M. McManus
(2021)
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