Book Reviews

RBG's Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational female role models handpicked by RBG.
By Nadine Epstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(2021)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, being unhoused explored in hopeful tale.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza Book Poster Image
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
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Four: A Divergent Collection Book Poster Image
age 11+
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: Ivy + Bean, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
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Amelia Bedelia Means Business Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter-book version of young Amelia is vulnerable, funny.
By Herman Parish
(2013)
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Nancy Clancy: Secret Admirer Book Poster Image
age 7+
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)
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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King: The Guardians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By William Joyce, Laura Geringer
(2011)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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