Book Reviews

Merci Suárez Can't Dance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Merci deals with racism, family, boys in delightful sequel.
By Meg Medina
(2021)
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Amina's Song: Amina's Voice, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amina embraces heritage, helps refugees in charming tale.
By Hena Khan
(2021)
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Lost in the Never Woods Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping Peter Pan retell shines light on trauma, recovery.
By Aiden Thomas
(2021)
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A Place to Hang the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bookish orphan sibs seek family in old-school WWII tale.
By Kate Albus
(2021)
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The Poetry of Secrets Book Poster Image
age 13+
Jewish persecution in medieval Spain dominates teen romance.
By Cambria Gordon
(2021)
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Influence Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Wild, fast-moving tale of internet fame, fandom, and murder.
By Sara Shepard, Lilia Buckingham
(2021)
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A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow Book Poster Image
age 13+
Latina teen falls for English boy in sweet romance.
By Laura Taylor Namey
(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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Fangirl, Vol. 1: The Manga Book Poster Image
age 13+
Rainbow Rowell fans will love revisiting Cath's story.
By Rainbow Rowell, Sam Maggs
(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 Inheritance Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing teen mystery has puzzles, twists but fizzles.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2020)
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Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful tale of Black teen's search for revenge.
By Jason Reynolds
(2020)
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The Silvered Serpents: The Gilded Wolves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Another dangerous treasure hunt in thrilling sequel.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2020)
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Furia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Argentinian teen's exciting fight to reach her soccer dream.
By Yamile Saied Méndez
(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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A Whale of the Wild Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young orca must grow up fast in exciting nature story.
By Rosanne Parry
(2020)
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Punching the Air Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Jailed teen finds his voice in poignant novel in verse.
By Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
(2020)
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The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes: History Comics, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids face deadly fire in vivid, informative graphic novel.
By Kate Hannigan
(2020)
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Midnight Sun Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Same Twilight story, but from Edward's brooding perspective.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2020)
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Efrén Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy deals with mom's deportation in harsh but hopeful tale.
By Ernesto Cisneros
(2020)
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