Book Reviews

The Vanished: Shuri, A Black Panther Novel, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
African princess on engaging quest to rescue girl prodigies.
By Nic Stone
(2021)
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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Book Poster Image
age 6+
Humanizing story of a fierce, tender, trailblazing woman.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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Amari and the Night Brothers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl finds her magic in fun fantasy full of surprises.
By B.B. Alston
(2021)
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Shaking Up the House Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, prank-filled story set in White House has tween appeal.
By Yamile Saied Méndez
(2021)
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Champ and Major: First Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Cute look at President Biden's pooches at home and at play.
By Joy McCullough
(2021)
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We Free the Stars: Sands of Arawiya, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Shaky storytelling in gory finale to Arabian-style epic.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2021)
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dazzling art captures Aretha's career and activism.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2021)
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This Will Be Funny Someday Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging, funny tale of teen stand-up comic hits big issues.
By Katie Henry
(2021)
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Winterkeep: Graceling Realm, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fascinating fantasy high in discussion-worthy sex content.
By Kristin Cashore
(2021)
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Ambitious Girl Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Motivating words and pictures reinforce drive, big goals.
By Meena Harris
(2021)
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Gone to the Woods Book Poster Image
age 13+
Author's harrowing memoir shows how kindness saved him.
By Gary Paulsen
(2021)
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The Girls I've Been Book Poster Image
age 14+
Suspenseful, poignant thriller about teens taken hostage.
By Tess Sharpe
(2021)
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Shine Until Tomorrow Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of heart, silly time travel in divorce-themed tale.
By Carla Malden
(2021)
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City of the Plague God Book Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed tale of Middle East myths, magic, monsters.
By Sarwat Chadda
(2021)
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Tales from the Hinterland: The Hazel Wood, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Dark fairy tales feature young women in deadly jeopardy.
By Melissa Albert
(2021)
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Clues to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Two friends look for fathers, reach for stars in brave tale.
By Christina Li
(2021)
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Concrete Rose Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful novel about teen father shows empathy, humor.
By Angie Thomas
(2021)
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WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Daring Irish girls use magic to save wolves in lively tale.
By Samuel Sattin, Tomm Moore
(2020)
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Stella Díaz Dreams Big: Stella Díaz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind story teaches social skills, scheduling, some Spanish.
By Angela Dominguez
(2021)
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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lovely picture book celebrates family identity, heritage.
By Joanna Ho
(2021)
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