Book Reviews

The Fire Next Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Baldwin's essays are essential reading to understand racism.
By James Baldwin
(1963)
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Kent State Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful novel-in-verse tells story of university shooting.
By Deborah Wiles
(2020)
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Deathless Divide: Dread Nation, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging, occasionally uneven finale to a great story.
By Justina Ireland
(2020)
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The Light in Hidden Places Book Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting true tale of Polish teen, Jewish family, Holocaust.
By Sharon Cameron
(2020)
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Our Wayward Fate Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Taiwanese American teens tackle racism in heartfelt tale.
By Gloria Chao
(2019)
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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.
By George Orwell
(2019)
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This Time Will Be Different Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating story of teen confronting the racist past.
By Misa Sugiura
(2019)
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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen seeks to end family curse in hilarious, moving tale.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2019)
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Lovely War Book Poster Image
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Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(2019)
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The Complete Maus Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable graphic memoir of the Holocaust.
By Art Spiegelman
(2003)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Book Poster Image
age 13+
30 creative voices inspire teens to shape a better world.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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My Plain Jane Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Cheeky "Jane Eyre" remake is a ghosty romcom mystery.
By Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
(2018)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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Ink, Iron, and Glass Book Poster Image
age 13+
Science, romance, alt-history mix in genre-bending tale.
By Gwendolyn Clare
(2018)
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Dread Nation Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Riveting alt-history post-Civil War zombie thriller.
By Justina Ireland
(2018)
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Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating, unforgettable collection of free-verse poems.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2018)
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Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging mix of history, romance set in Revolutionary War.
By L.M. Elliott
(2018)
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Into the Bright Unknown: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting series finale in lawless 1850 San Francisco.
By Rae Carson
(2017)
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