Book Reviews

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mystical hero propels intense Asian martial arts fantasy.
By F.C. Yee
(2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(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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Dragon Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cartoonist tracks winning season in riveting graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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The Toll:  Arc of a Scythe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent sci-fi thriller finale plays masterful endgame.
By Neal Shusterman
(2019)
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Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Servant girl becomes mystical hero in fast-paced fantasy.
By F.C. Yee, Michael Dante DiMartino
(2019)
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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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Thunderhead: Arc of a Scythe, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi chiller ups the action, twists in fast-paced sequel.
By Neal Shusterman
(2018)
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Renegades, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(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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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping fantasy with strong characters, humor, adventure.
By F.C. Yee
(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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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Wires and Nerve: The Lunar Chronicles Series, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.
By Neal Shusterman
(2016)
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Legend: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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Dove Arising Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Pulled Under: Sixteenth Summer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Surfer girl fears first-love wipeout in sweet romance.
By Michelle Dalton
(2014)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
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