Book Reviews

Stacey's Extraordinary Words Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sweet story encourages perseverance, spotlights diversity.
By Stacey Abrams
(2021)
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Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging story focuses on kindness, managing insecurities.
By Carter Higgins
(2021)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring stories of girls who became important Black women.
By Lilly Workneh
(2021)
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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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Disney's Magic Bake-Off TV Poster Image
age 6+
Disney-focused kids' baking contest has great role models.
Network: Disney Channel
(2021)
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J.D. and the Great Barber Battle: J.D. the Kid Barber, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Superb, fun, nuanced story of family, friends, Black hair.
By J. Dillard
(2021)
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Rock Star: Jada Jones, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind, honest friendship tale shows girl's inner strength.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2017)
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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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The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of 1st Asian American woman military pilot.
By Julie Leung
(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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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin Book Poster Image
age 6+
Well-crafted story telling of a teen civil rights hero.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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Nadiya Bakes TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Inviting host makes baking fun, approachable for all ages.
Network: Netflix, BBC
(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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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Book Poster Image
age 6+
Humanizing story of a fierce, tender, trailblazing woman.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Chelsea Clinton
(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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The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Magical adventure sequel has positive themes and mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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On Pointe TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Inspiring docuseries follows kids with ballet pro dreams.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Spark Reading for Kids App Poster Image
age 6+
Short texts, quizzes scratch the surface on range of topics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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