Book Reviews

Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful history of Black women fighting for the vote.
By Evette Dionne
(2020)
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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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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliantly told and illustrated story of the epic moonshot.
By John Rocco
(2020)
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Premeditated Myrtle: Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively Victorian mystery with girl detective and governess.
By Elizabeth C. Bunce
(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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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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Skyhunter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Silent warrior fights supersoldiers in exciting sci-fi.
By Marie Lu
(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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Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mystical hero propels intense Asian martial arts fantasy.
By F.C. Yee
(2020)
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The Lost Tribes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens must win video game to save parents in clever sci-fi.
By C. Taylor-Butler
(2019)
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Raybearer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
African teen thwarts deadly wish in inventive fantasy.
By Jordan Ifueko
(2020)
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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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Unravel the Dusk: The Blood of Stars, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Magical tailor fights demon for her soul in lively fantasy.
By Elizabeth Lim
(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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Displacement Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving tale of teen time traveler's trip to internment camp.
By Kiku Hughes
(2020)
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10 Things I Hate About Pinky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen falls for her fake boyfriend in charming romance.
By Sandhya Menon
(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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