Book Reviews

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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Everything Sad is Untrue: (A True Story) Book Poster Image
age 11+
Young refugee's story is told in memories, myths, fables.
By Daniel Nayeri
(2020)
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Daughters of Jubilation Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling, violent fantasy set in segregated '62 South.
By Kara Lee Corthron
(2020)
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Chasing Lucky Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sweet but predictable romance highlights communication.
By Jenn Bennett
(2020)
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Fighting Words Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Powerful, moving story of 10-year-old recovering from abuse.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2020)
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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2020)
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The Canyon's Edge Book Poster Image
age 11+
Poetry lends shape to dramatic, gripping desert adventure.
By Dusti Bowling
(2020)
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We Are Totally Normal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling but uneven tale of teen exploring his sexuality.
By Rahul Kanakia
(2020)
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Juliet Takes a Breath Book Poster Image
age 15+
College student navigates identities in funny, moving tale.
By Gabby Rivera
(2020)
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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Book Poster Image
age 15+
28-day program for teens, families to become anti-racist.
By Layla F. Saad
(2020)
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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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Parachutes Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful tale of immigration, privilege, and rape culture.
By Kelly Yang
(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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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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We Are Not from Here Book Poster Image
age 15+
Haunting and unforgettable story of fleeing teen refugees.
By Jenny Torres Sanchez
(2020)
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Red Hood Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Clever feminist spin on fairy tale honors power of women.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2020)
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Anna K: A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lots of sex, drugs, partying in update of Tolstoy classic.
By Jenny Lee
(2020)
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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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