Book Reviews

Bright Brown Baby Book Poster Image
age 2+
Fun, bright celebration of Brown babies and their beauty.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2022)
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Bluebird Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen spy hunts her Nazi dad in twisty, violent thriller.
By Sharon Cameron
(2021)
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Ace of Spades Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens seek who's behind online bullying in tense thriller.
By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
(2021)
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When You Look Like Us Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen searches for missing sister in thrilling novel.
By Pamela N. Harris
(2021)
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Bedtime for Bad Kitty Book Poster Image
age 2+
Kitty's bedtime struggles are real, relatable, hilarious.
By Nick Bruel
(2021)
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Astronauts Zoom!: An Astronaut Alphabet Book Poster Image
age 2+
Cheerful pictures and the ABCs of life on the space station.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2021)
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Yes & No Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Playful story of animal siblings' ups and downs together.
By Elisha Cooper
(2021)
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At the Edge of the Haight Book Poster Image
age 16+
Gritty, empathetic tale of street kids, dysfunction, murder.
By Katherine Seligman
(2021)
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Off to See the Sea Book Poster Image
age 2+
Charming bath time book shows the power of pretend.
By Nikki Grimes
(2021)
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Tales from the Hinterland: The Hazel Wood, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Dark fairy tales feature young women in deadly jeopardy.
By Melissa Albert
(2021)
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We Believe in You Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm, softly illustrated animals inspire and reassure.
By Beth Ferry
(2020)
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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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