Book Reviews

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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Saving American Beach Book Poster Image
age 5+
Impressive true tale of woman who protected inclusive beach.
By Heidi Tyline King
(2021)
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Muse Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen comes into power in suspenseful alternative history.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(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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A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart Book Poster Image
age 5+
Powerful poem reflects on Black Americans' emotional story.
By Zetta Elliott
(2021)
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All Because You Matter Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic declaration to children that their lives matter.
By Tami Charles
(2020)
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Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful tale of Black teen's search for revenge.
By Jason Reynolds
(2020)
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I Am One: A Book of Action Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book celebrates the power of one.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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Punching the Air Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Jailed teen finds his voice in poignant novel in verse.
By Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
(2020)
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All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring story of activist and disability rights movement.
By Annette Bay Pimentel
(2020)
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The Henna Wars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner romcom takes on race, faith, queer love.
By Adiba Jaigirdar
(2020)
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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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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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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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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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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl takes on city hall in fun, diverse tale of persistence.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
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Suggested Reading Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen starts secret library in intriguing banned books tale.
By Dave Connis
(2019)
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This Time Will Be Different Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating story of teen confronting the racist past.
By Misa Sugiura
(2019)
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Internment Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teens fight back in chilling, timely dystopian thriller.
By Samira Ahmed
(2019)
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Watch Us Rise Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Inspiring teen activists join forces in sweet friends tale.
By Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan
(2019)
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