Book Reviews

Smash It! Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen experiments with personal, social risks in bold novel.
By Francina Simone
(2020)
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Grown Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Cautionary tale of teen under sway of predatory pop star.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2020)
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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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Will You Be My Friend? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm, happy adventure is sequel to beloved picture book.
By Sam McBratney
(2020)
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Happy to Be Nappy Book Poster Image
age 2+
Lighthearted tribute to Black girls' hair.
By bell hooks
(1999)
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Antiracist Baby Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Meaningful how-to for raising equity-conscious kids.
By Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
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The Electric Heir: Feverwake, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Intense, romantic sci-fi tackles mature issues.
By Victoria Lee
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Cerca / Close Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what "close" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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Lejos / Far Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Charming, fun, bilingual lesson on what "far" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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Exile from Eden Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens tour the apocalypse in zany, touching sci-fi satire.
By Andrew Smith
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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A Farewell to Arms Book Poster Image
age 16+
Classic war novel still speaks to today's readers.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1929)
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This Is Baby Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Lively lesson in naming body parts -- human and animal.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2019)
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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(2019)
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Kingsbane: Empirium, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Thrilling, long sequel is full of steamy romance, violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2019)
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Testimony from Your Perfect Girl Book Poster Image
age 16+
Slow coming-of-age tale has lots of swearing, sex, drinking.
By Kaui Hart Hemmings
(2019)
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The Nowhere Girls Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teens aim to end school's rape culture in empowering tale.
By Amy Reed
(2017)
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