Book Reviews

The Poetry of Secrets Book Poster Image
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Jewish persecution in medieval Spain dominates teen romance.
By Cambria Gordon
(2021)
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Gone to the Woods Book Poster Image
age 13+
Author's harrowing memoir shows how kindness saved him.
By Gary Paulsen
(2021)
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Love & Olives Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen reconnects with dad in sweet but long coming-of-ager.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2020)
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The Enigma Game: Code Name Verity, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing, uplifting tale of planes, outsiders vs. Nazis
By Elizabeth Wein
(2020)
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Traitor: A Novel of World War II Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dark historical page-turner is thrilling and insightful.
By Amanda McCrina
(2020)
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We Are Water Protectors Book Poster Image
age 3+
Powerful words, vibrant images inspire care for the earth.
By Carole Lindstrom
(2020)
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The Fire Next Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Baldwin's essays are essential reading to understand racism.
By James Baldwin
(1963)
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Kent State Book Poster Image
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Powerful novel-in-verse tells story of university shooting.
By Deborah Wiles
(2020)
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Deathless Divide: Dread Nation, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging, occasionally uneven finale to a great story.
By Justina Ireland
(2020)
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The Light in Hidden Places Book Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting true tale of Polish teen, Jewish family, Holocaust.
By Sharon Cameron
(2020)
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Our Wayward Fate Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Taiwanese American teens tackle racism in heartfelt tale.
By Gloria Chao
(2019)
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Fry Bread Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Lyrical tale shows role of special food in family, culture.
By Kevin Noble Maillard
(2019)
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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.
By George Orwell
(2019)
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This Time Will Be Different Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating story of teen confronting the racist past.
By Misa Sugiura
(2019)
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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen seeks to end family curse in hilarious, moving tale.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2019)
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Lovely War Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(2019)
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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah Book Poster Image
age 3+
Little sister finds way to contribute in warm holiday story.
By Emily Jenkins
(2018)
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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Poster Image
age 3+
Warm celebration of Cherokee families' year-round gratitude.
By Traci Sorell
(2018)
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The Complete Maus Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable graphic memoir of the Holocaust.
By Art Spiegelman
(2003)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
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Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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