Book Reviews

She Persisted: Claudette Colvin Book Poster Image
age 6+
Well-crafted storytelling of a teen civil rights hero.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Book Poster Image
age 6+
Joyous look at the color brown in the world around us.
By Samara Cole Doyon
(2020)
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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Book Poster Image
age 6+
Splendid biography of first Black Pulitzer Prize winner.
By Suzanne Slade
(2020)
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Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny, satirical theme park adventure on colorful pages.
By Nick Bruel
(2020)
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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Book Poster Image
age 6+
Humanizing story of a fierce, tender, trailblazing woman.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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Stella Díaz Dreams Big: Stella Díaz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind story teaches social skills, scheduling, some Spanish.
By Angela Dominguez
(2021)
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Stella Díaz Has Something to Say: Stella Díaz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kindness helps bilingual girl with public speaking, friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2019)
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Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book shows drama and science of bee life cycle.
By Candace Fleming
(2021)
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Cat Kid Comic Club Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, irreverent characters share poop jokes, life lessons.
By Dav Pilkey
(2020)
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I Am Benjamin Franklin: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, lively, info-packed intro to Founding Father.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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Sofia Veldez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun civics lesson inspires kids to be involved and engaged.
By Andrea Beaty
(2020)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring tales of women pursuing dreams in a new land.
By Elena Favilli
(2020)
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I Am Not a Label: 34 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present Book Poster Image
age 6+
Detailed biographies show heart, perseverance.
By Cerrie Burnell
(2020)
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Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inclusive, lively guide to bodies, touch for older kids.
By Cory Silverberg
(2015)
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Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion: The Questioneers, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Curious kids solve ghostly mystery in smart, funny tale.
By Andrea Beaty
(2020)
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Dragons and Marshmallows: Zoey and Sassafras, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl solves fun mystery with science, magic, and her cat.
By Asia Citro
(2017)
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.
By Tony Medina
(2020)
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I Am Leonardo Da Vinci: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, kid-friendly intro to Italian Renaissance genius.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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Kitty Book Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl with cat-like superpowers has fun, daring adventures.
By Paula Harrison
(2019)
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Stella Díaz Never Gives Up: Stella Díaz, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl becomes activist, navigates friendships in fun story.
By Angela Dominguez
(2020)
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