Book Reviews

The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Book Poster Image
age 11+
Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.
By Tiffany Jewell
(2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, being unhoused explored in hopeful tale.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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How to Be a Girl in the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging coming-of-ager tackles sexual harassment of tween.
By Caela Carter
(2020)
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We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
(2020)
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Just Like That Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Warm boarding school grief tale has some gory violence.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2021)
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X: A Novel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thrilling and tragic novel about Malcolm X's troubled youth.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
(2016)
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Every Hidden Thing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing dino-hunting adventure has some mature content.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2016)
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Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empowering practical guide to becoming a social activist.
By Kaelyn Rich
(2018)
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2019)
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Shout Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant, poetic memoir about healing from sexual assault.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2019)
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Love from A to Z Book Poster Image
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age 14+
North American Muslim teens find romance on Qatar trip.
By S.K. Ali
(2019)
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Patron Saints of Nothing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending tale explores grief, Philippines' war on drugs.
By Randy Ribay
(2019)
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Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen brings revolution to Gotham in vibrant graphic novel.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2019)
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SLAY Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Girl's online life gets real in smart thriller.
By Brittney Morris
(2019)
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