Book Reviews

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring true story of lifesaving hero and WWII refugees.
By Peter Sis
(2021)
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Winterkeep: Graceling Realm, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fascinating fantasy high in discussion-worthy sex content.
By Kristin Cashore
(2021)
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Stella Díaz Dreams Big: Stella Díaz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind story teaches social skills, scheduling, some Spanish.
By Angela Dominguez
(2021)
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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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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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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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Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion: The Questioneers, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Curious kids solve ghostly mystery in smart, funny tale.
By Andrea Beaty
(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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We Are Not from Here Book Poster Image
age 15+
Haunting and unforgettable story of fleeing teen refugees.
By Jenny Torres Sanchez
(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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Red Hood Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Clever feminist spin on fairy tale honors power of women.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2020)
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Going Down Home with Daddy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book about a very special family reunion.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2020)
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19 Love Songs Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Emotional collection explores love from all angles.
By David Levithan
(2020)
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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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Like a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Emotional tale about self-acceptance set during AIDS crisis.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2019)
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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Book Poster Image
age 15+
Timeless novel about first love and family solidarity.
By Brandy Colbert
(2019)
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Swipe Right for Murder Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen takes on terrorists in page-turning LGBTQ thriller.
By Derek Milman
(2019)
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Monstress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Girl seeks revenge in compelling graphic novel fantasy.
By Marjorie Liu
(2016)
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Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe Book Poster Image
age 6+
Loads of lively animal info and a call to action for kids.
By Chelsea Clinton
(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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