Book Reviews

The Legend of Auntie Po Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, funny, wise tale of queer immigrant teen in 1885 U.S.
By Shing Yin Khor
(2021)
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All the Things We Never Knew Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense, emotional novel about first love, family secrets.
By Liara Tamani
(2021)
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The One and Only Sparkella Book Poster Image
age 4+
Father-daughter bond shines with glittery goodness.
By Channing Tatum
(2021)
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The Firebird Song Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mythic coming-of-age adventure pits hope against fear.
By Arnée Flores
(2021)
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The Lucky List Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet, queer coming-of-ager about grief and self-discovery.
By Rachael Lippincott
(2021)
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Truly Tyler: Emmie & Friends, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced graphic novel tackles bullying and peer pressure.
By Terri Libenson
(2021)
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Curse of the Forgotten City: Emblem Island, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-seas magical, mythical adventure.
By Alex Aster
(2021)
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Cool for the Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Witty and surprisingly lovely story about questioning teen.
By Dahlia Adler
(2021)
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Paletero Man Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Refreshing tale celebrates Chicanx culture and community.
By Lucky Diaz
(2021)
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An Emotion of Great Delight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, turmoil in emotionally intense post-9/11 teen tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2021)
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One Great Lie Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving tale of teen girl whose idol sexually harasses her.
By Deb Caletti
(2021)
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Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Book Poster Image
age 8+
Endearing illustrated story highlights courage, friendship.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2021)
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Misfit in Love: Saints and Misfits, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming romcom with a serious message about prejudice.
By S.K. Ali
(2021)
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young WWII refugee's story told with warmth and wonder.
By Judith Kerr
(1971)
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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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Hair Twins Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Warm story of family connection and Sikh hair traditions.
By Raakhee Mirchandani
(2021)
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The Memory Thief: Thirteen Witches, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ghostly series start celebrates friends, storytelling.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2021)
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The Last Fallen Star: Gifted Clans, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical fantasy romp has awesome Korean American girl lead.
By Graci Kim
(2021)
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Midnight Train: Enchanter's Child, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Finale pulls into the station with adventure and heart.
By Angie Sage
(2021)
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Thrive: The Overthrow, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Nonstop action and mayhem in alien-invasion finale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2021)
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