Book Reviews

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful, thorough account of Chin's murder and legacy.
By Paula Yoo
(2021)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bold, at times gory reimagining of "Rumpelstiltskin."
By Marissa Meyer
(2021)
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The Splendor Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen braves creepy mind manipulators in perilous tale.
By Breeana Shields
(2021)
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Faith: Greater Heights Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superhero origin part 2 is fun, funny, LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2021)
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Once Upon a Broken Heart Book Poster Image
age 13+
Caraval spin-off has more magic and less character appeal.
By Stephanie Garber
(2021)
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Inside Cat Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cat's view of the world has great images, surprise twist.
By Brendan Wenzel
(2021)
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Jade Fire Gold Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Chinese folklore-fueled fantasy brims with action, romance.
By June C. L. Tan
(2021)
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Bear Is a Bear Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Gorgeous illustrations and warm message of love over time.
By Jonathan Stutzman
(2021)
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Why We Fly Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Important story of teen activism starts strong but fizzles.
By Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal
(2021)
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Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun rhymes and stunning illustrations for truck enthusiasts.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2021)
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The Corpse Queen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark and ghoulish tale of a teen grave robber in the 1850s.
By Heather M. Herrman
(2021)
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Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas Book Poster Image
age 3+
Mad monkey learns gratitude with funny, expressive images.
By Suzanne Lang
(2021)
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Realm Breaker: Realm Breaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slow-starting but riveting quest has potential to turn epic.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2021)
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The Hawthorne Legacy: The Inheritance Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intrigue, puzzles, new locations in exciting continuation.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2021)
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The Last Legacy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Coming-of-age romance pits girl against her crime family.
By Adrienne Young
(2021)
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Suns Will Rise: System Divine, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Third in sci-fi series ramps up the suspense and intrigue.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2021)
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Tomatoes for Neela Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautifully illustrated tale shows love of food and family.
By Padma Lakshmi
(2021)
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Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous Book Poster Image
age 13+
YouTube star disconnects in hilarious coming-of-age tale.
By Suzanne Park
(2021)
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Be Strong: Be Kind, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 3+
Uplifting picture book shows strength comes in many forms.
By Pat Zietlow Miller
(2021)
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Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance Book Poster Image
age 13+
Light, Indian-dance-themed romance has positive messages.
By Nisha Sharma
(2021)
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