Book Reviews

The Canyon's Edge [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.
By Tiffany Jewell
(2020)
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Bad Best Friend [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Prairie Lotus [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning tale of Asian girl's struggle on 1880s frontier.
By Linda Sue Park
(2020)
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Parked [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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1919 The Year That Changed America [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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The Line Tender [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Story of loss explores life in and out of the ocean.
By Kate Allen
(2019)
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Charlie Hernández & The League of Shadows [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Kids fight folklore beings in adventure with lots of chills.
By Ryan Calejo
(2018)
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Bluecrowne:  A Greenglass House Story [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging fantasy adventure trades ghosts for magic.
By Kate Milford
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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The Secret of Danger Point: Surfside Girls, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Sunny summer mystery has a touch of the supernatural.
By Kim Dwinell
(2017)
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Forget Me Not [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Compelling story of girl dealing with Tourette syndrome.
By Ellie Terry
(2017)
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Refugee [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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