Book Reviews

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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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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All Together Now Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen musician finds her voice in touching graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(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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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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Birdie and Me Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense story of orphans' search for family, acceptance.
By J. M. M. Nuanez
(2020)
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Superman Smashes the Klan Book Poster Image
age 10+
Asian American teens and Superman vs. racism in retro tale.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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The One and Only Bob: The One and Only Ivan, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Cheer-worthy tale of traumatized dog's quest for family.
By Katherine Applegate
(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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Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death: Ronan Boyle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More gross, wacky, hysterical fun in Ronan's rescue quest.
By Thomas Lennon
(2020)
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When Stars Are Scattered Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uplifting graphic novel refugee tale inspires compassion.
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
(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 Oracle Code Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Commissioner Gordon's daughter rebels in twisty origin tale.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2020)
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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wild tale of orphans, billionaires, mansions, and murder.
By Ally Carter
(2020)
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Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.
By Kate Schatz
(2020)
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Race to the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun girl hero drives fast-paced, modern take on Navajo myth.
By Rebecca Roanhorse
(2020)
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The Beast Player Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen bonds with magical beasts in captivating fantasy.
By Nahoko Uehashi
(2019)
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Almost American Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tender graphic memoir of Korean teen's immigrant experience.
By Robin Ha
(2020)
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