Book Reviews

American Street Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw and gritty immigrant story best for mature teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2017)
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Juana & Lucas Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Colombian girl learns English in fun early chapter book.
By Juana Medina
(2016)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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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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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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Spontaneous Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(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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Pasadena Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(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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Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(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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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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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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Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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Rainbow Magic Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Friends' fairy adventures are fun intro to fantasy.
By Daisy Meadows
(2005)
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Little Shaq Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
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Stella Brings the Family Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl with two dads appreciates whole family in sweet tale.
By Miriam B. Schiffer
(2015)
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