Book Reviews

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle Book Poster Image
age 6+
Superb, fun, nuanced story of family, friends, Black hair.
By J. Dillard
(2021)
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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exciting biographies of women leaders sure to inspire.
By Rebel Girls
(2021)
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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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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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I Am Not a Label: 34 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present Book Poster Image
age 6+
Detailed biographies show heart, perseverance.
By Cerrie Burnell
(2020)
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Chirp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds voice to call out harassment in triumphant tale.
By Kate Messner
(2020)
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The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring profiles of black Americans in history and today.
By The Staff of the Undefeated
(2019)
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Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively bios of remarkable Muslim women inspire, entertain.
By Saira Mir
(2019)
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Return of the Temujai: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth adventure stays fresh with suspense and high stakes.
By John Flanagan
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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The Atlantis Complex: Artemis Fowl, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Fowl story has rogue robots and a devious villain.
By Eoin Colfer
(2010)
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Pay Attention, Carter Jones Book Poster Image
age 10+
Butler with cricket bat rescues family in sweet, funny tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2019)
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The Undefeated Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Poetic tribute to African American heroes and struggles.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Well-told Southern tale touches on suicide, alcoholism.
By Gail Shepherd
(2019)
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The Wizenard Series: Training Camp Book Poster Image
age 10+
Basketball and magic mix in supernatural fantasy.
By Kobe Bryant, Wesley King
(2019)
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Lu: Track, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heartfelt ending to award-winning series on sports and life.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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All Summer Long Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Best friends battle summer blues in heartfelt graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(2018)
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Sunny: Track, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Runner finds own way to grieve in unique series volume.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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Rebound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartfelt, soaring, fast-break story of loss and growth.
By Kwame Alexander
(2018)
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful memoir by basketball star and civil rights icon.
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
(2017)
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