Book Reviews

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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The Female of the Species Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, dark, violent story of teen girl set on vengeance.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2016)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Book Poster Image
age 5+
Two women stump for right to vote in fresh, upbeat story.
By Mara Rockliff
(2016)
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun look at immigration celebrates bringing items from home.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2016)
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Home at Last Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fears faced openly when loving dads adopt older boy.
By Vera B. Williams
(2016)
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Ada Twist, Scientist Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.
By Andrea Beaty
(2016)
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Three Truths and a Lie Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teens are stalked by killer in fast-paced, edgy thriller.
By Brent Hartinger
(2016)
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The Underground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting, thought-provoking, brutal runaway slave story.
By Colson Whitehead
(2016)
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Cure for the Common Universe Book Poster Image
age 15+
Callous gamer wises up in smart rehab tale.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2016)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.
By Laurie Wallmark
(2015)
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The Things They Carried Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vet's stunning, devastating Vietnam War stories; a classic.
By Tim O'Brien
(1990)
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The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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Sula Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting, complex tale of friendship best for older teens.
By Toni Morrison
(1973)
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The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
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From Wolf to Woof!: The Story of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Informative story imagines early bond between wolf and boy.
By Hudson Talbott
(2016)
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Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter fans will love, but the romance is nothing new.
By Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde Book Poster Image
age 5+
Kids will devour fun tale of monstrously hungry rabbits.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2016)
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