Book Reviews

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone Book Poster Image
age 6+
Bold story of famed singer's life and civil rights activism.
By Traci N. Todd
(2021)
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I Am Frida Kahlo: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively, appealing bio encourages being your unique self.
By Brad Meltzer
(2021)
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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exciting biographies of women leaders sure to inspire.
By Rebel Girls
(2021)
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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Book Poster Image
age 6+
Splendid biography of first Black Pulitzer Prize winner.
By Suzanne Slade
(2020)
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Wild Symphony Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Fun poems about animals help introduce music to kids.
By Dan Brown
(2020)
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.
By Tony Medina
(2020)
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I Am Leonardo Da Vinci: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, kid-friendly intro to Italian Renaissance genius.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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The Undefeated Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Poetic tribute to African American heroes and struggles.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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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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JoJo and BowBow Take the Stage: JoJo and BowBow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
YouTube star gives peppy friendship lesson in series start.
By JoJo Siwa
(2018)
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Corduroy Takes a Bow Book Poster Image
age 3+
Toy bear gets in the act at the theater in charming sequel.
By Viola Davis
(2018)
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, artful bio celebrates singer, music, kindness.
By Laura Veirs
(2018)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2016)
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exuberant bio celebrates artist who had success when young.
By Javaka Steptoe
(2016)
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Flora and the Peacocks Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gorgeous look at negotiating a three-way friendship.
By Molly Idle
(2016)
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Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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The Wonderful Things You Will Be Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
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Billy's Booger Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
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Special Delivery Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
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