Book Reviews

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Poverty, being unhoused explored in hopeful tale.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
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Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
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Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
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Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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The Shepherd's Crown: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 5 Book Poster Image
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Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza Book Poster Image
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Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
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Four: A Divergent Collection Book Poster Image
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Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
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A World Without Princes: The School for Good and Evil, Book 2 Book Poster Image
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A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
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The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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Hammer of Witches Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
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Curses! Foiled Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen girl defends Faerie in lively graphic novel sequel.
By Jane Yolen
(2013)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Foiled Book Poster Image
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Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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