Book Reviews

Everybody Sees the Ants Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
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The Bluest Eye Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
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Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Nelson Mandela Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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Tea Cakes for Tosh Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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The Invisible Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
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A Short Tale About a Long Dog: Here's Hank, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
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The Gospel of Winter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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Little Robot Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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I Crawl Through It Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
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Weekends with Max and His Dad Book Poster Image
age 6+
Playful, realistic tale of adjusting to life after divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2016)
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of Supreme Court justice empowers girls.
By Debbie Levy
(2016)
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The Youngest Marcher: The True Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Right Activist Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, inspiring tale of 9-year-old protester.
By Cynthia Levinson
(2017)
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Strange the Dreamer Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fiercely imaginative, lushly told fantasy for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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Now I Rise: And I Darken, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloodier, sexier, and more absorbing than the first.
By Kiersten White
(2017)
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A Girl Like That Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of teen rebellion, tragedy in Saudi Arabia.
By Tanaz Bhathena
(2018)
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Bright We Burn: And I Darken, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature, bloody trilogy meets an absorbing, satisfying end.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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