Book Reviews

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful, thorough account of Chin's murder and legacy.
By Paula Yoo
(2021)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bold, at times gory reimagining of "Rumpelstiltskin."
By Marissa Meyer
(2021)
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Steelstriker: Skyhunter, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Supersoldiers fight bloody battles in vivid dystopian tale.
By Marie Lu
(2021)
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Beasts of Prey Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens ally across social boundaries in sweet fantasy novel.
By Ayana Gray
(2021)
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The Splendor Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen braves creepy mind manipulators in perilous tale.
By Breeana Shields
(2021)
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Faith: Greater Heights Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superhero origin part 2 is fun, funny, LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2021)
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Once Upon a Broken Heart Book Poster Image
age 13+
Caraval spin-off has more magic and less character appeal.
By Stephanie Garber
(2021)
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Jade Fire Gold Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Chinese folklore-fueled fantasy brims with action, romance.
By June C. L. Tan
(2021)
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Why We Fly Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Important story of teen activism starts strong but fizzles.
By Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal
(2021)
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The Corpse Queen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark and ghoulish tale of a teen grave robber in the 1850s.
By Heather M. Herrman
(2021)
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Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, inspiring history of the Black Power movement.
By Kekla Magoon
(2021)
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Realm Breaker: Realm Breaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slow-starting but riveting quest has potential to turn epic.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2021)
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The Hawthorne Legacy: The Inheritance Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intrigue, puzzles, new locations in exciting continuation.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2021)
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Kaleidoscope Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting collection of story fragments traces love and loss.
By Brian Selznick
(2021)
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The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heartfelt, scattershot reflection on privilege and bias.
By Brendan Kiely
(2021)
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The Last Legacy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Coming-of-age romance pits girl against her crime family.
By Adrienne Young
(2021)
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Suns Will Rise: System Divine, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Third in sci-fi series ramps up the suspense and intrigue.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2021)
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Hello (From Here) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Witty, sweet teen romance set in the early days of COVID.
By Chandler Baker, Wesley King
(2021)
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The Downstairs Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chinese American teen fights prejudice in witty 1890s tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2019)
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Redemptor: Raybearer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Empress struggles to fulfill prediction in dazzling sequel.
By Jordan Ifueko
(2021)
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