Book Reviews

Always Together at Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Reassuring look at how Christmas 2020 is a little different.
By Sara Sargent
(2020)
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Tristan Strong Destroys the World: Tristan Strong, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen returns to land of African myth in rousing fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2020)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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The Little Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh fairy tale twist focuses on friendship, not romance.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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Iggy Is Better Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Reckless boy doesn't learn lesson in funny, disastrous tale.
By Annie Barrows
(2020)
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How to Be a Girl in the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging coming-of-ager tackles sexual harassment of tween.
By Caela Carter
(2020)
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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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Every Night Is Pizza Night Book Poster Image
age 3+
Playful story, vibrant images encourage trying new foods.
By J. Kenji López-Alt
(2020)
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Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth Book Poster Image
age 5+
Stunning art, epic adventure of gods' quest to make humans.
By Duncan Tonatiuh
(2020)
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The Couch Potato Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Lively tale encourages and celebrates screen-free time.
By Jory John
(2020)
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Everything Sad is Untrue: (A True Story) Book Poster Image
age 11+
Young refugee's story is told in memories, myths, fables.
By Daniel Nayeri
(2020)
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Daughters of Jubilation Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling, violent fantasy set in segregated '62 South.
By Kara Lee Corthron
(2020)
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Chasing Lucky Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sweet but predictable romance highlights communication.
By Jenn Bennett
(2020)
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Black Is a Rainbow Color Book Poster Image
age 4+
Smart verse and bright art assert the sanctity of Blackness.
By Angela Joy
(2020)
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The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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Everything I Thought I Knew Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance, science blend in emotional heart transplant tale.
By Shannon Takaoka
(2020)
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Fly on the Wall Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny graphic novel hybrid about friendship, communication.
By Remy Lai
(2020)
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A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Captivating bio of Latinx star of "West Side Story."
By Anika Aldamuy Denise
(2020)
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The Black Kids Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex tale of prom drama during Rodney King riots.
By Christina Hammonds Reed
(2020)
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