Book Reviews

Keeping the City Going Book Poster Image
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Gratitude brims in celebration of workers in the pandemic.
By Brian Floca
(2021)
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Book Poster Image
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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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Motivating words and pictures reinforce drive, big goals.
By Meena Harris
(2021)
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Black Is a Rainbow Color Book Poster Image
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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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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
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Clear, emotional story of landmark marriage equality case.
By Selina Alko
(2015)
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My Papi Has a Motorcycle Book Poster Image
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A thrilling ride celebrates love and Latinx culture.
By Isabel Quintero
(2019)
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Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful search-and-find journey through Mexico.
By Steven Wolfe Pereira
(2019)
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What Is Given from the Heart Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lovely art, heartwarming story about the joy of giving.
By Patricia C. McKissack
(2019)
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Turning Pages: My Life Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring life story of first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring tales of great women who followed their dreams.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
(2018)
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Mae Among the Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple bio of first African American female astronaut.
By Roda Ahmed
(2018)
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The Nutcracker in Harlem Book Poster Image
age 4+
Nutcracker and girl are drummers in jazzy holiday update.
By T. E. McMorrow
(2017)
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Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poetic call to be proud of your heritage in a diverse world.
By Mark Gonzales
(2017)
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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Short, inspiring profiles of groundbreaking women.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2017)
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Blue Sky White Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stirring, poetic take on America and flag has majestic art.
By Sarvinder Naberhaus
(2017)
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Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of fun in exquisitely illustrated China travelogue.
By Barbara McClintock
(2016)
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