All Reviews

The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini Book Poster Image
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Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
By Peter Johnson
(2012)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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Jake and Lily Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Twins with deep bond grow apart in funny, thoughtful story.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2012)
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Keeping Safe the Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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The Thing About Luck Book Poster Image
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Book Poster Image
age 10+
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
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The Riverman Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
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The Scavengers Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
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George Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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The Land of Forgotten Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sisters search for hope in heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2016)
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Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
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A Sky Full of Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting conclusion to teen's saga in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2018)
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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
First stirrings of girl's same-sex crush gently handled.
By Ashley Herring Blake
(2018)
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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2018)
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Ghost Boys Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heavy look at black kids killed due to bigotry.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2018)
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The Bridge Home Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartbreak, hope in fierce story of homeless kids in India.
By Padma Venkatraman
(2019)
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