Book Reviews

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone Book Poster Image
age 6+
Bold story of famed singer's life and civil rights activism.
By Traci N. Todd
(2021)
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Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance Book Poster Image
age 13+
Light, Indian-dance-themed romance has positive messages.
By Nisha Sharma
(2021)
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Instructions for Dancing Book Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional, memorable tale of girl who has romantic visions.
By Nicola Yoon
(2021)
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I Am Frida Kahlo: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively, appealing bio encourages being your unique self.
By Brad Meltzer
(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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The Poetry of Secrets Book Poster Image
age 13+
Jewish persecution in medieval Spain dominates teen romance.
By Cambria Gordon
(2021)
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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Book Poster Image
age 6+
Splendid biography of first Black Pulitzer Prize winner.
By Suzanne Slade
(2020)
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The Silvered Serpents: The Gilded Wolves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Another dangerous treasure hunt in thrilling sequel.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2020)
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Punching the Air Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Jailed teen finds his voice in poignant novel in verse.
By Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
(2020)
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I'll Be the One Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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The Henna Wars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner romcom takes on race, faith, queer love.
By Adiba Jaigirdar
(2020)
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.
By Tony Medina
(2020)
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I Am Leonardo Da Vinci: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, kid-friendly intro to Italian Renaissance genius.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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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 Gilded Wolves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Clever 1889 Paris-set story has diversity, magic, puzzles.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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JoJo and BowBow Take the Stage: JoJo and BowBow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
YouTube star gives peppy friendship lesson in series start.
By JoJo Siwa
(2018)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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