Book Reviews

Between the Bliss and Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen faces mental illness, falls in love in heartfelt tale.
By Lizzy Mason
(2021)
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Finding Junie Kim Book Poster Image
age 9+
Korean American girl fights racism in excellent, bold novel.
By Ellen Oh
(2021)
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Ways to Grow Love: Ryan Hart, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of Ryan's eventful summer with family and friends.
By Renée Watson
(2021)
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Billy Miller Makes a Wish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny family story has warmth, sibling strife, kindness.
By Kevin Henkes
(2021)
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Love Is a Revolution Book Poster Image
age 13+
Charming story of teen trying on new identities.
By Renée Watson
(2021)
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Red, White, and Whole Book Poster Image
age 9+
Emotional novel in verse follows 1983 Indian American teen.
By Rajani LaRocca
(2021)
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When You Trap a Tiger Book Poster Image
age 8+
Superb family tale of loss has mystery, folklore, sadness.
By Tae Keller
(2020)
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The War With Grandpa Book Poster Image
age 8+
War of wills tests a family in this funny classic.
By Robert Kimmel Smith
(1984)
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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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Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable collection celebrates diversity and kindness.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2020)
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Before the Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween copes with father's illness in touching verse novel.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(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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What Happens Next Book Poster Image
age 10+
Anorexia, ballet, and sisterhood meld in uneven tale.
By Claire Swinarski
(2020)
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.
By Tony Medina
(2020)
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Birdie and Me Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense story of orphans' search for family, acceptance.
By J. M. M. Nuanez
(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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Ways to Make Sunshine: Ryan Hart, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl meets challenges with pluck in charming family tale.
By Renée Watson
(2020)
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The List of Things That Will Not Change Book Poster Image
age 9+
Pitch-perfect divorce tale speaks to modern family life.
By Rebecca Stead
(2020)
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We Could Be Heroes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Edgy tale of boy with autism navigating school, friendship.
By Margaret Finnegan
(2020)
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When You Know What I Know Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl heals after sexual abuse in poignant novel in verse.
By Sonja K. Solter
(2020)
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