Book Reviews

Dream Street Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Dazzling celebration of the power of a positive community.
By Tricia Elam Walker
(2021)
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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful, thorough account of Chin's murder and legacy.
By Paula Yoo
(2021)
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Amos McGee Misses the Bus Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Animals help zookeeper get to work in heartwarming sequel.
By Philip C. Stead
(2021)
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Ronan Boyle Into the Strangeplace: Ronan Boyle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ronan aims to clear his parents of a crime in wacky romp.
By Thomas Lennon
(2021)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bold, at times gory reimagining of "Rumpelstiltskin."
By Marissa Meyer
(2021)
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Steelstriker: Skyhunter, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Supersoldiers fight bloody battles in vivid dystopian tale.
By Marie Lu
(2021)
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Beasts of Prey Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens ally across social boundaries in sweet fantasy novel.
By Ayana Gray
(2021)
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Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast: Interrupting Chicken, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Chicken inserts cookies in nursery rhymes in funny sequel.
By David Ezra Stein
(2021)
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Juana & Lucas: Muchos Changes: Juana & Lucas, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to big changes in sweet story.
By Juana Medina
(2021)
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I Am Courage: A Book of Resilience Book Poster Image
age 5+
Uplifting book teaches mindfulness and facing your fears.
By Susan Verde
(2021)
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Stuntboy, in the Meantime Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging, thoughtful story of changing family has great art.
By Jason Reynolds
(2021)
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City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Curious kids care for baby water dragon in fun adventure.
By Jaimal Yogis
(2021)
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Our Violent Ends: These Violent Delights, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Social unrest drives compelling fantasy/romance sequel.
By Chloe Gong
(2021)
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A Boy Called Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Death, gore, peril, and pee in traumatic Santa origin story.
By Matt Haig
(2016)
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The Splendor Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen braves creepy mind manipulators in perilous tale.
By Breeana Shields
(2021)
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Calvin Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Trans boy embraces his identity in bold, inclusive story.
By J.R. Ford, Vanessa Ford
(2021)
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The Friendly Bookshelf Book Poster Image
age 4+
Story of brave little bookshelf has message of kindness.
By Katherine Brickley, Caroline Brickley
(2021)
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Out of My Heart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Triumphant camp tale of girl with cerebral palsy.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2021)
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Carla and the Christmas Cornbread Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet story highlights a family's holiday tradition.
By Carla Hall
(2021)
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Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable queer love story set in 1950s San Francisco.
By Malinda Lo
(2021)
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