Book Reviews

Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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The Loop Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen prison inmates plan escape in intense sci-fi thriller.
By Ben Oliver
(2020)
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The Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Alcazar: The Cerulean, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing world-building powers delightful space fantasy.
By Amy Ewing
(2020)
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The Empire of Dreams Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(2020)
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Again Again Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging tale of love, possibility, and addiction recovery.
By E. Lockhart
(2020)
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Rules for Being a Girl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen finds her voice after sexual assault in moving tale.
By Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno
(2020)
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The Fire Next Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Baldwin's essays are essential reading to understand racism.
By James Baldwin
(1963)
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Shuri: A Black Panther Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bold princess shines in African superhero adventure.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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Orphan Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Orphans seek home in the circus in riveting page-turner.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2020)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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One Last Shot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy tries to heal his family in intense mini-golf tale.
By John David Anderson
(2020)
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Twilight Hauntings: Enchanter's Child, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mild magical fantasy has sweet and quirky characters.
By Angie Sage
(2020)
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When I Hit the Road Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl's road trip with grandma is fast, fun, meaningful.
By Nancy J. Cavanaugh
(2020)
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Becoming Brianna: Emmie & Friends, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl preps for her bat mitzvah in charming graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2020)
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Forged in Fire and Stars Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl seeks her destiny in so-so fantasy adventure.
By Andrea Robertson
(2020)
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Kent State Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful novel-in-verse tells story of university shooting.
By Deborah Wiles
(2020)
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The Space Between Lost and Found Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heartfelt story of a girl losing her mom to Alzheimer's.
By Sandy Stark-McGinnis
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2020)
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The Lightness of Hands Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bipolar teen tries to help struggling dad in charming tale.
By Jeff Garvin
(2020)
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