Book Reviews

Unplugged Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids shake up tech-free wellness resort in fast-moving romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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Katie the Catsitter: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, colorful graphic novel about tween superhero-to-be.
By Colleen AF Venable
(2021)
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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Book Poster Image
age 12+
Caring, funny, compelling call to be anti-racist.
By Frederick Joseph
(2020)
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Unlocked: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8.5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short tale, long reference volume best for super fans.
By Shannon Messenger
(2020)
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The Camelot Betrayal: Camelot Rising, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hazy storytelling, but Guinevere the witch still intrigues.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Instant Karma Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Opposites attract and karma is served in cute teen romance.
By Marissa Meyer
(2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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Fly on the Wall Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny graphic novel hybrid about friendship, communication.
By Remy Lai
(2020)
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Flying Over Water Book Poster Image
age 9+
Refugee friendship tale has strong tolerance, faith message.
By N.H. Senzai, Shannon Hitchcock
(2020)
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The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friendly, factual book helps girls appreciate their bodies.
By Charlotte Markey
(2020)
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Three Keys: Front Desk, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Immigrant kid continues to tackle racism in powerful sequel.
By Kelly Yang
(2020)
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A Tale of Witchcraft: A Tale of Magic, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magic, villainy run amok in wildly imaginative sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2020)
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Saucy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Characters sparkle with humor in tale about animal rights.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2020)
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We Are Not Free Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful tale of Japanese American resilience during WWII.
By Traci Chee
(2020)
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All This Time Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Message of teen love and grief gets lost in contrived plot.
By Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott
(2020)
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Mask: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superhero tweens hit San Francisco in exciting WWII sequel.
By Kate Hannigan
(2020)
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All Together Now! Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving story of quirky optimist finding hope after tragedy.
By Matthew Quick
(2020)
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Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lady Gaga's solid collection spotlights acts of compassion.
By Born This Way Foundation Reporters, Lady Gaga
(2020)
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