Book Reviews

Flying Over Water Book Poster Image
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Refugee friendship tale has strong tolerance, faith message.
By N.H. Senzai, Shannon Hitchcock
(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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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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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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Rick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sixth-grader faces bullying bestie in sweet, queer story.
By Alex Gino
(2020)
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Indian No More Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Umpqua family relocated to LA in '50s.
By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
(2019)
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The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful coming-of-age tale promotes friendship, activism.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2019)
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Born Just Right Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Upbeat book tells what it's like being born without a limb.
By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
(2019)
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Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat guide to activism by inspiring teen phenom.
By Marley Dias
(2018)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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The Boundless Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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