Book Reviews

Saving American Beach Book Poster Image
age 5+
Impressive true tale of woman who protected inclusive beach.
By Heidi Tyline King
(2021)
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Blessed Monsters: Something Dark and Holy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Satisfying trilogy ender has monster romance, gory violence.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2021)
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Farewell to Manzanar Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fascinating memoir portrays childhood during internment.
By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
(2021)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, witty novel tackles fatphobia, self-advocacy.
By Lisa Fipps
(2021)
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While I Was Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl finds Japanese roots in sweet, reflective memoir.
By Waka T. Brown
(2021)
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The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of 1st Asian American woman military pilot.
By Julie Leung
(2021)
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Muse Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen comes into power in suspenseful alternative history.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2021)
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Ivy + Bean Get to Work!: Ivy + Bean, Book 12 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Treasure hunt fuels frustration, friendship in fun finale.
By Annie Barrows
(2021)
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Merci Suárez Can't Dance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Merci deals with racism, family, boys in delightful sequel.
By Meg Medina
(2021)
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At the Edge of the Haight Book Poster Image
age 16+
Gritty, empathetic tale of street kids, dysfunction, murder.
By Katherine Seligman
(2021)
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Amina's Song: Amina's Voice, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amina embraces heritage, helps refugees in charming tale.
By Hena Khan
(2021)
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Billy Miller Makes a Wish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny family story has warmth, sibling strife, kindness.
By Kevin Henkes
(2021)
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The Farmer and the Circus Book Poster Image
age 4+
Farmer takes own journey in surprising end to fun series.
By Marla Frazee
(2021)
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We Must Not Forget: Holocaust Stories of Survival and Resistance Book Poster Image
age 10+
Extraordinary true stories of bravery, defiance, and hope.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2021)
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When We Were Infinite Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful story of friendship, expectations, and healing.
By Kelly Loy Gilbert
(2021)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild scares and laughs for Wimpy Kid fans.
By Jeff Kinney
(2021)
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Down Comes the Night Book Poster Image
age 14+
Slow-burn romance, page-turning suspense in magical fantasy.
By Allison Saft
(2021)
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Bones of a Saint Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Resourceful teen faces gang in exciting coming-of-age tale.
By Grant Farley
(2021)
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The House That Wasn't There Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story of loss, friendship, and a mystery to solve.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2021)
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Rescue Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Suspenseful drama of escape from Nazi occupation in WWII.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2021)
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