Book Reviews

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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Katie the Catsitter: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, colorful graphic novel about tween superhero-to-be.
By Colleen AF Venable
(2021)
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff -- The FULL Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dynamic art, clever text make for fun update of classic.
By Richard Jackson
(2020)
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Unlocked: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8.5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short tale, long reference volume best for super fans.
By Shannon Messenger
(2020)
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This Is Your Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful true tale of girl who desegregated school in 1960.
By Ruby Bridges
(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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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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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(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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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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Flying Over Water Book Poster Image
age 9+
Refugee friendship tale has strong tolerance, faith message.
By N.H. Senzai, Shannon Hitchcock
(2020)
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The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friendly, factual book helps girls appreciate their bodies.
By Charlotte Markey
(2020)
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Three Keys: Front Desk, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Immigrant kid continues to tackle racism in powerful sequel.
By Kelly Yang
(2020)
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A Tale of Witchcraft: A Tale of Magic, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magic, villainy run amok in wildly imaginative sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2020)
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Saucy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Characters sparkle with humor in tale about animal rights.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2020)
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Mask: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superhero tweens hit San Francisco in exciting WWII sequel.
By Kate Hannigan
(2020)
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A Whale of the Wild Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young orca must grow up fast in exciting nature story.
By Rosanne Parry
(2020)
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Paola Santiago and the River of Tears: Paola Santiago, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spine-tingling excitement in folktale-inspired fantasy.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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Octopus Stew Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Octopus adventure celebrates imagination, Latinx culture.
By Eric Velásquez
(2019)
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