Book Reviews

The Last Story of Mina Lee Book Poster Image
age 17+
Heartbreaking mother-daughter tale has lots of violence.
By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
(2020)
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Jack Book Series Book 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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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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Who Put This Song On? Book Poster Image
age 17+
Eccentric teen girl fights depression in moving story.
By Morgan Parker
(2019)
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The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy Book Poster Image
age 17+
Compelling story of gender-defying teens falling in love.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2018)
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Nothing Rhymes with Orange Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of fruity fun in rhyming tale of fruit and friendship.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
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Where Will I Live? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving book about child refugees brought to life by photos.
By Rosemary McCarney
(2017)
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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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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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Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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Left Drowning Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Really racy romance with explicit sex and not much else.
By Jessica Park
(2013)
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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively, inspiring bio of America's first female doctor.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2013)
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Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully Book Poster Image
age 5+
Imaginative girl tackles bully in upbeat playground story.
By Julianne Moore
(2009)
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The Blessed Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Extremely violent religious fantasy from ghostgirl author.
By Tonya Hurley
(2012)
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post Book Poster Image
age 17+
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
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Freckleface Strawberry Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.
By Julianne Moore
(2007)
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The Stupids Step Out Book Poster Image
age 5+
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
By Harry Allard
(1974)
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