Book Reviews

Frankie & Bug Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fraught, funny, complex '80s tale of trans tween.
By Gayle Forman
(2021)
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Bluebird Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen spy hunts her Nazi dad in twisty, violent thriller.
By Sharon Cameron
(2021)
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Ace of Spades Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens seek who's behind online bullying in tense thriller.
By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
(2021)
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Friends Forever Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Third graphic-novel memoir tackles tough issues with heart.
By Shannon Hale
(2021)
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RBG's Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational female role models handpicked by RBG.
By Nadine Epstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(2021)
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Dead Wednesday Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Book about dead teens promotes exploration of empathy.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2021)
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When You Look Like Us Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen searches for missing sister in thrilling novel.
By Pamela N. Harris
(2021)
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Thrive: The Overthrow, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Nonstop action and mayhem in alien-invasion finale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2021)
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At the Edge of the Haight Book Poster Image
age 16+
Gritty, empathetic tale of street kids, dysfunction, murder.
By Katherine Seligman
(2021)
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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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City of the Plague God Book Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed tale of Middle East myths, magic, monsters.
By Sarwat Chadda
(2021)
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Tales from the Hinterland: The Hazel Wood, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Dark fairy tales feature young women in deadly jeopardy.
By Melissa Albert
(2021)
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Smash It! Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen experiments with personal, social risks in bold novel.
By Francina Simone
(2020)
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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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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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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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Grown Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Cautionary tale of teen under sway of predatory pop star.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2020)
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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(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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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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