Book Reviews

Me & Mama Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Warmhearted tale celebrates everyday mother-daughter love.
By Cozbi A. Cabrera
(2020)
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Milo Imagines the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple words and images offer insight about stereotypes.
By Matt de la Peña
(2021)
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Ground Zero Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense, compelling novel about 9/11 and its aftermath.
By Alan Gratz
(2021)
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dazzling art captures Aretha's career and activism.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2021)
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Ambitious Girl Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Motivating words and pictures reinforce drive, big goals.
By Meena Harris
(2021)
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Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fairy tale romp explores adoption, bullying, magic.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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Girl Giant and the Monkey King Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle school girl uses trickster god's help in fun fantasy.
By Van Hoang
(2020)
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The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle schoolers uncover conspiracy in fun adventure.
By Sheela Chari
(2020)
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Her Body Can Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet body-positive book encourages body- and self-love.
By Katie Crenshaw, Ady Meschke
(2020)
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King and the Dragonflies Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautifully told coming-of-age tale full of grief and hope.
By Kacen Callender
(2020)
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Not Quite Snow White Book Poster Image
age 4+
Heartwarming story shows a princess can be any color.
By Ashley Franklin
(2019)
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Black Is a Rainbow Color Book Poster Image
age 4+
Smart verse and bright art assert the sanctity of Blackness.
By Angela Joy
(2020)
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The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Book Poster Image
age 4+
Vivid art, powerful story about sisters overcoming bigotry.
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali
(2019)
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A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Captivating bio of Latinx star of "West Side Story."
By Anika Aldamuy Denise
(2020)
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Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, inspiring bio of famed U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
(2017)
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Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful history of Black women fighting for the vote.
By Evette Dionne
(2020)
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Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and "No, You Can't Touch My Hair" Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable anthology brims with solidarity for Black girls.
By Olivia V. G. Clarke
(2020)
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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliantly told and illustrated story of the epic moonshot.
By John Rocco
(2020)
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Premeditated Myrtle: Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively Victorian mystery with girl detective and governess.
By Elizabeth C. Bunce
(2020)
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The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit Book Poster Image
age 10+
Practical advice for kids to be humans with integrity.
By John Beede
(2020)
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