Book Reviews

Ground Zero Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense, compelling novel about 9/11 and its aftermath.
By Alan Gratz
(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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The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
age 14+
Abstract adaptation captures energy, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald, K. Woodman-Maynard
(2021)
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These Violent Delights Book Poster Image
age 14+
Epic, engaging historical fantasy reboots Romeo and Juliet.
By Chloe Gong
(2020)
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The Black Kids Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex tale of prom drama during Rodney King riots.
By Christina Hammonds Reed
(2020)
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Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, inspiring bio of famed U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
(2017)
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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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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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Legendborn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting Arthurian legend retelling set in secret societies.
By Tracy Deonn
(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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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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Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition: The Past, Present, and Future of Voting Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fact-filled guide informs and inspires future voters.
By Erin Geiger Smith
(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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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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Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing, violent fantasy brings dragons into the 1950s.
By Patrick Ness
(2020)
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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming story mixes art history and teen romance in Paris.
By Samira Ahmed
(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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Echo Mountain Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds her strengths in rich, poignant Depression tale.
By Lauren Wolk
(2020)
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On the Horizon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Haunting free-verse account of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
By Lois Lowry
(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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