Book Reviews

Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and "No, You Can't Touch My Hair" Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable anthology brims with solidarity for Black girls.
By Olivia V. G. Clarke
(2020)
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The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo's exciting quest ends with help of quirky sidekicks.
By Rick Riordan
(2020)
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Becoming Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lyrical novel traces childhood, evolution of sports legend.
By Kwame Alexander, James Patterson
(2020)
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We Are Not Free Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful tale of Japanese American resilience during WWII.
By Traci Chee
(2020)
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Class Act: New Kid, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth-graders navigate race, class in savvy graphic novel.
By Jerry Craft
(2020)
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All This Time Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Message of teen love and grief gets lost in contrived plot.
By Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott
(2020)
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Before the Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween copes with father's illness in touching verse novel.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2020)
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The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit Book Poster Image
age 10+
Practical advice for kids to be humans with integrity.
By John Beede
(2020)
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All Together Now! Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving story of quirky optimist finding hope after tragedy.
By Matthew Quick
(2020)
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Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lady Gaga's solid collection spotlights acts of compassion.
By Born This Way Foundation Reporters, Lady Gaga
(2020)
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The Voting Booth Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced novel about teens' quest to cast votes.
By Brandy Colbert
(2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Encouraging, body-positive guide for older girls.
By Dr. Lisa Klein, Dr. Carrie Leff
(2019)
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The Map of Stars: York, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wild, imaginative finale of alt-New York fantasy series.
By Laura Ruby
(2020)
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Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 10+
Modern, nuanced sex-ed guide fantastic for tweens, teens.
By Heather Corinna, Isabella Rotman
(2019)
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David Copperfield Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dickens' coming-of-age epic is a timeless treasure.
By Charles Dickens
(2020)
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One Year at Ellsmere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing graphic novel about friendship and fitting in.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2020)
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Gold Rush Girl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Great characters, perilous adventures in historical tale.
By Avi
(2020)
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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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What Happens Next Book Poster Image
age 10+
Anorexia, ballet, and sisterhood meld in uneven tale.
By Claire Swinarski
(2020)
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