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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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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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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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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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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Bloom: The Overthrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Killer plants take over the Earth in gripping series start.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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Of Curses and Kisses: St. Rosetta's Academy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sparkling modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
By Sandhya Menon
(2020)
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The Upside of Falling Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fake dating turns real and opposites attract in fun romance.
By Alex Light
(2020)
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Dragon Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cartoonist tracks winning season in riveting graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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Go with the Flow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spot-on graphic novel about periods, activism, friendship.
By Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
(2020)
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All-American Muslim Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.
By Nadine Jolie Courtney
(2019)
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Scars Like Wings Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring story of a burned teen finding her new normal.
By Erin Stewart
(2019)
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Pumpkinheads Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful graphic novel about friendship, food, and fall.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Teen Titans: Raven Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen hero struggles with amnesia in clever origin story.
By Kami Garcia
(2019)
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The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
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Girl Gone Viral Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tech-based story has great messages but is light on thrills.
By Arvin Ahmadi
(2019)
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There's Something About Sweetie Book Poster Image
age 12+
It's what's on the inside that matters in sweet romcom.
By Sandhya Menon
(2019)
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable, heartwarming story of friendship and family.
By Adib Khorram
(2018)
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir teaches kids to dream big.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, inspiring memoir of integrating Southern school.
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy
(2019)
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