Book Reviews

A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart Book Poster Image
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Powerful poem reflects on Black Americans' emotional story.
By Zetta Elliott
(2021)
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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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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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I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring story of activist and disability rights movement.
By Annette Bay Pimentel
(2020)
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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess-heroes team up to fight (and clean) stinky monster.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2019)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.
By Suzanne Slade
(2019)
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Yasmin in Charge Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Problem-solving girl shares her culture in sweet stories.
By Saadia Faruqi
(2019)
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A Stone for Sascha Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful art in wordless tale of loss and passage of time.
By Aaron Becker
(2018)
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Islandborn Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
(2018)
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Hey Black Child Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Motivational poem brought to life in full color.
By Useni Eugene Perkins
(2017)
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I Am Sacagawea: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Strong Native American teen guide shines in lively history.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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I Am Gandhi: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Engaging picture bio of Indian hero, nonviolence pioneer.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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Malala's Magic Pencil Book Poster Image
age 5+
Nobel winner tells what inspired activism in relatable tale.
By Malala Yousafzai
(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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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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