Book Reviews

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Funny story of immigrant teen facing culture shock in U.S.
By Ben Philippe
(2020)
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Darius the Great Deserves Better [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of teen's first love, friendships, growth.
By Adib Khorram
(2020)
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Star Daughter [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Vivid, unique fantasy highlights friendship, family.
By Shveta Thakrar
(2020)
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I Am Every Good Thing [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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I'll Be the One [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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The Henna Wars [node:content-type] 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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Faith: Taking Flight [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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The Empire of Dreams [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(2020)
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Rules for Being a Girl [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Teen finds her voice after sexual assault in moving tale.
By Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno
(2020)
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The Fire Next Time [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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The Lightness of Hands [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Bipolar teen tries to help struggling dad in charming tale.
By Jeff Garvin
(2020)
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Deathless Divide: Dread Nation, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging, occasionally uneven finale to a great story.
By Justina Ireland
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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The Light in Hidden Places [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting true tale of Polish teen, Jewish family, Holocaust.
By Sharon Cameron
(2020)
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I Am Love [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming book in popular series has a big heart.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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Girls with Razor Hearts [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Girls grapple with their value in exciting thriller.
By Suzanne Young
(2020)
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Shadow of the Batgirl [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Teen assassin atones in sensitive tale of redemption.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2020)
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Jack Book Series [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun series, but few consequences for bunny's behavior.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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