Book Reviews

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma Book Poster Image
age 5+
Cellist builds bridges in lovely tale of his life and work.
By Joanna Ho
(2021)
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Small Room , Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro Book Poster Image
age 5+
Relatable bio shows twins' success inspired by family.
By Monica Brown
(2021)
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Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Book Poster Image
age 5+
Vibrant celebration of heroes in African American history.
By Schele Williams
(2021)
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Soul Food Sunday Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Warm story shows Sundays as time for family, love, food.
By Winsome Bingham
(2021)
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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Book Poster Image
age 5+
Witty wordplay, lively barn animals mix in fun, jazzy tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2011)
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Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume Book Poster Image
age 5+
Jazz-loving bird helps girl build confidence in funny tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2020)
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If You Come to Earth Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle, colorful story explores welcoming aliens to Earth.
By Sophie Blackall
(2020)
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America, My Love, America, My Heart Book Poster Image
age 5+
Powerful poem asks the U.S. if it loves all its people.
By Daria Peoples-Riley
(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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We Became Jaguars Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colorful, imaginative adventure blends reality and fantasy.
By Dave Eggers
(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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Champ and Major: First Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Cute look at President Biden's pooches at home and at play.
By Joy McCullough
(2021)
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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving story captures besties' last day as neighbors.
By Meg Medina
(2020)
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On Account of the Gum Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of laughs and surprises in superb story of gum removal.
By Adam Rex
(2020)
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Overground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 5+
Captivating story of a family's migration North to freedom.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2020)
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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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Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth Book Poster Image
age 5+
Stunning art, epic adventure of gods' quest to make humans.
By Duncan Tonatiuh
(2020)
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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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The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teamwork rules in snowy adventure with new heroes.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Natalie Portman's Fables Book Poster Image
age 5+
Familiar tales get a cute new spin in lively picture book.
By Natalie Portman
(2020)
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