Book Reviews

Efrén Divided [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Anorexia, ballet, and sisterhood meld in uneven tale.
By Claire Swinarski
(2020)
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Birdie and Me [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Edgy tale of boy with autism navigating school, friendship.
By Margaret Finnegan
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Beginners Welcome [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Well-intentioned story of sixth-grader grieving dad's death.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2020)
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From the Desk of Zoe Washington [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Girl works to clear her father of a crime in smart tale.
By Janae Marks
(2020)
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I Can Make This Promise [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Not If I Can Help It [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Tween uses vivid imagination to cope in confusing novel.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2019)
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Each Tiny Spark [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Cuban American tween busts stereotypes in appealing tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2019)
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For Black Girls Like Me [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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Juana & Lucas: Big Problems: Juan & Lucas, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to family changes in charming sequel.
By Juana Medina
(2019)
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Far Away [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Wild road trip drives emotional story of lies, loss, love.
By Lisa Graff
(2019)
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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Girl and her dad flee grief in heart-filled road-trip tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2019)
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Right as Rain [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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Genesis Begins Again [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Teen learns to love herself in uplifting tale of misfits.
By Alicia D. Williams
(2019)
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