Book Reviews

age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
age 14+
Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 14+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
age 10+
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
age 8+
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
age 4+
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 8+
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
age 10+
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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age 13+
Timely tale about homeless teen offers no simple solutions.
By Todd Strasser
(2014)
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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age 13+
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)

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