Book Reviews

King and the Dragonflies Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautifully told coming-of-age tale full of grief and hope.
By Kacen Callender
(2020)
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I Am Benjamin Franklin: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, lively, info-packed intro to Founding Father.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring true tale of invention packs heart and hope.
By William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
(2016)
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Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, inspiring bio of famed U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
(2017)
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Sofia Veldez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun civics lesson inspires kids to be involved and engaged.
By Andrea Beaty
(2020)
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Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful history of Black women fighting for the vote.
By Evette Dionne
(2020)
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Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and "No, You Can't Touch My Hair" Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable anthology brims with solidarity for Black girls.
By Olivia V. G. Clarke
(2020)
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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliantly told and illustrated story of the epic moonshot.
By John Rocco
(2020)
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The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo's exciting quest ends with help of quirky sidekicks.
By Rick Riordan
(2020)
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Becoming Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lyrical novel traces childhood, evolution of sports legend.
By Kwame Alexander, James Patterson
(2020)
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Premeditated Myrtle: Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively Victorian mystery with girl detective and governess.
By Elizabeth C. Bunce
(2020)
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Class Act: New Kid, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth-graders navigate race, class in savvy graphic novel.
By Jerry Craft
(2020)
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Before the Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween copes with father's illness in touching verse novel.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2020)
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The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit Book Poster Image
age 10+
Practical advice for kids to be humans with integrity.
By John Beede
(2020)
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Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition: The Past, Present, and Future of Voting Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fact-filled guide informs and inspires future voters.
By Erin Geiger Smith
(2020)
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The Lost Tribes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens must win video game to save parents in clever sci-fi.
By C. Taylor-Butler
(2019)
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Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Encouraging, body-positive guide for older girls.
By Dr. Lisa Klein, Dr. Carrie Leff
(2019)
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The Map of Stars: York, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wild, imaginative finale of alt-New York fantasy series.
By Laura Ruby
(2020)
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Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 10+
Modern, nuanced sex-ed guide fantastic for tweens, teens.
By Heather Corinna, Isabella Rotman
(2019)
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All Together Now Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen musician finds her voice in touching graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(2020)
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