Book Reviews

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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The Summer of Lost Letters Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging summer romance uncovers long-buried family secrets.
By Hannah Reynolds
(2021)
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Keeping the City Going Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gratitude brims in celebration of workers in the pandemic.
By Brian Floca
(2021)
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One of the Good Ones Book Poster Image
age 13+
Rousing novel about teen's quest in honor of late sister.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2021)
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Love Is a Revolution Book Poster Image
age 13+
Charming story of teen trying on new identities.
By Renée Watson
(2021)
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The Poetry of Secrets Book Poster Image
age 13+
Jewish persecution in medieval Spain dominates teen romance.
By Cambria Gordon
(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice Book Poster Image
age 4+
Powerful story helps guide talk of bias, shootings.
By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard
(2018)
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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Book Poster Image
age 4+
Clear, emotional story of landmark marriage equality case.
By Selina Alko
(2015)
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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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age 13+
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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