Book Reviews

Becoming Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lyrical novel traces childhood, evolution of sports legend.
By Kwame Alexander, James Patterson
(2020)
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Before the Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween copes with father's illness in touching verse novel.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2020)
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I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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Chirp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds voice to call out harassment in triumphant tale.
By Kate Messner
(2020)
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The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring profiles of black Americans in history and today.
By The Staff of the Undefeated
(2019)
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Return of the Temujai: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth adventure stays fresh with suspense and high stakes.
By John Flanagan
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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The Atlantis Complex: Artemis Fowl, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Fowl story has rogue robots and a devious villain.
By Eoin Colfer
(2010)
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Pay Attention, Carter Jones Book Poster Image
age 10+
Butler with cricket bat rescues family in sweet, funny tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2019)
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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Well-told Southern tale touches on suicide, alcoholism.
By Gail Shepherd
(2019)
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The Wizenard Series: Training Camp Book Poster Image
age 10+
Basketball and magic mix in supernatural fantasy.
By Kobe Bryant, Wesley King
(2019)
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Lu: Track, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heartfelt ending to award-winning series on sports and life.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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All Summer Long Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Best friends battle summer blues in heartfelt graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(2018)
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Sunny: Track, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Runner finds own way to grieve in unique series volume.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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Rebound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartfelt, soaring, fast-break story of loss and growth.
By Kwame Alexander
(2018)
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful memoir by basketball star and civil rights icon.
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
(2017)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Patina: Track, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl learns teamwork on track, at home in engaging sequel.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
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Dad and the Dinosaur Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dad helps son manage fears in kind story full of empathy.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2017)
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