Book Reviews

Gold Rush Girl Book Poster Image
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Great characters, perilous adventures in historical tale.
By Avi
(2020)
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Santiago's Road Home Book Poster Image
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Young refugees flee violence, form bonds in intense story.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2020)
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What Happens Next Book Poster Image
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Anorexia, ballet, and sisterhood meld in uneven tale.
By Claire Swinarski
(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
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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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Echo Mountain Book Poster Image
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Girl finds her strengths in rich, poignant Depression tale.
By Lauren Wolk
(2020)
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Bloom: The Overthrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Killer plants take over the Earth in gripping series start.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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On the Horizon Book Poster Image
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Haunting free-verse account of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
By Lois Lowry
(2020)
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Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death: Ronan Boyle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
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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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When You Know What I Know Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl heals after sexual abuse in poignant novel in verse.
By Sonja K. Solter
(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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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Making of America, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Informative, fair, balanced bio of the New Deal president.
By Teri Kanefield
(2019)
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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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A Home for Goddesses and Dogs Book Poster Image
age 10+
Humor, inclusion, kindness in heart-filled tale of grief.
By Leslie Connor
(2020)
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96 Miles Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids seek safety in riveting tale of post-disaster trek.
By J. L. Esplin
(2020)
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Chirp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds voice to call out harassment in triumphant tale.
By Kate Messner
(2020)
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The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intrepid tweens hunt down kidnappers in intriguing mystery.
By Kate Milford
(2020)
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Go with the Flow Book Poster Image
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Spot-on graphic novel about periods, activism, friendship.
By Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
(2020)
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