Book Reviews

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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From Twinkle, with Love Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sparkling romantic comedy has lots to say about friendship.
By Sandhya Menon
(2018)
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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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What If... Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Joyous celebration of a kid’s boundless creativity.
By Samantha Berger
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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In Sight of Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet story boy's breakdown recovery takes a while to gel.
By Gae Polisner
(2018)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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The Prince and the Dressmaker Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming, cross-dressing prince breaks the fairy tale mold.
By Jen Wang
(2018)
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The Poet X Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, haunting story of finding your voice and power.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2018)
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The Word Collector Book Poster Image
age 4+
Word-loving boy shares his passion in this delightful gem.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2018)
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring tales of great women who followed their dreams.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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American Panda Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Hilarious story of MIT freshman juggling culture, freedom.
By Gloria Chao
(2018)
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, artful bio celebrates singer, music, kindness.
By Laura Veirs
(2018)
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Speak: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hard-hitting tale of sexual assault and its aftermath.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2018)
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Love, Life, and the List Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet contemporary romance about finding yourself.
By Kasie West
(2017)
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Truly Devious: A Mystery Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever murder mystery at truly hip, mature boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Biracial teen learns to love herself in heartbreaking novel.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2017)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational bios of trailblazing African-American women.
By Vashti Harrison
(2017)
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