Book Reviews

How to Be a Girl in the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging coming-of-ager tackles sexual harassment of tween.
By Caela Carter
(2020)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring tales of women pursuing dreams in a new land.
By Elena Favilli
(2020)
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Book Poster Image
age 11+
Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.
By Tiffany Jewell
(2020)
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We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
(2020)
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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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Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring biography of courageous civil rights pioneer.
By Diane Bailey
(2019)
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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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Start Now! You Can Make a Difference Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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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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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Book Poster Image
age 7+
Solid intro to singer, movie star, civil rights activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2017)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
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