Book Reviews

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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The Little Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh fairy tale twist focuses on friendship, not romance.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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How to Be a Girl in the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging coming-of-ager tackles sexual harassment of tween.
By Caela Carter
(2020)
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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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Everything I Thought I Knew Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance, science blend in emotional heart transplant tale.
By Shannon Takaoka
(2020)
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Fly on the Wall Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny graphic novel hybrid about friendship, communication.
By Remy Lai
(2020)
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The Black Kids Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex tale of prom drama during Rodney King riots.
By Christina Hammonds Reed
(2020)
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The Enigma Game: Code Name Verity, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing, uplifting tale of planes, outsiders vs. Nazis
By Elizabeth Wein
(2020)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Fangirl, Vol. 1: The Manga Book Poster Image
age 13+
Rainbow Rowell fans will love revisiting Cath's story.
By Rainbow Rowell, Sam Maggs
(2020)
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Flying Over Water Book Poster Image
age 9+
Refugee friendship tale has strong tolerance, faith message.
By N.H. Senzai, Shannon Hitchcock
(2020)
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Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny take on sleepovers has insight, great illustrations.
By Suzanne Lang
(2020)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring true tale of invention packs heart and hope.
By William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
(2016)
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Sofia Veldez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun civics lesson inspires kids to be involved and engaged.
By Andrea Beaty
(2020)
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The Girl and the Ghost Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spellbinding story of ghosts, strong girls, and friendship.
By Hanna Alkaf
(2020)
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Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and "No, You Can't Touch My Hair" Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable anthology brims with solidarity for Black girls.
By Olivia V. G. Clarke
(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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Dear Justyce: Dear Martin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving story of teen caught in unfair justice system.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliantly told and illustrated story of the epic moonshot.
By John Rocco
(2020)
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