Book Reviews

Watch Us Rise Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Inspiring teen activists join forces in sweet friends tale.
By Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan
(2019)
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On the Come Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
By Angie Thomas
(2019)
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Ghost Boys Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heavy look at long history of whites killing black kids.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2018)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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Front Desk Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Immigrant kid tackles racism, bullying in powerful tale.
By Kelly Yang
(2018)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Refugee kids find new life in nuanced, relatable sequel.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2018)
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Slow Burn:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing second installment ramps up the adventure.
By Tommy Wallach
(2018)
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Squirm Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2018)
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Broken Things Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Page-turning murder mystery focuses on friendship, fandom.
By Lauren Oliver
(2018)
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Tight Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Authentic, nuanced tale of Brooklyn boy has lots of heart.
By Torrey Maldonado
(2018)
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Analee, In Real Life Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fake-relationship comedy is fun for romance fans.
By Janelle Milanes
(2018)
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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
(2018)
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Pride Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sparkling multi-ethnic reimagining of "Pride and Prejudice."
By Ibi Zoboi
(2018)
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A Heart in a Body in the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional story of girl's journey after tragedy.
By Deb Caletti
(2018)
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The Third Mushroom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming sequel reminds kids to be open to new experiences.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2018)
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Summer Bird Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional novel deals with death, grief, and abandonment.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2018)
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People Kill People Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, gritty story tackles gun violence, white supremacy.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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We'll Fly Away Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen is sentenced to Death Row in heartbreaking novel.
By Bryan Bliss
(2018)
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Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
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