Book Reviews

I Got the School Spirit [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Spirited girl shines in joyful back-to-school book.
By Connie Schofield-Morrison
(2020)
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Lobizona: Wolves of No World, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling Latina hero, rushed storytelling in deep fantasy.
By Romina Garber
(2020)
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I Am Every Good Thing [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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We Will Rock Our Classmates: Penelope, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
T. rex faces performance anxiety in funny, colorful tale.
By Ryan T. Higgins
(2020)
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The Map of Stars: York, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Wild, imaginative finale of alt-New York fantasy series.
By Laura Ruby
(2020)
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Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Modern, nuanced sex-ed guide fantastic for tweens, teens.
By Heather Corinna, Isabella Rotman
(2019)
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David Copperfield [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Dickens' coming-of-age epic is a timeless treasure.
By Charles Dickens
(2020)
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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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One Year at Ellsmere [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing graphic novel about friendship and fitting in.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2020)
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S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Fantastic inclusive, progressive sex guide for teens and up.
By Heather Corinna
(2016)
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Kiki's Delivery Service [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, adventurous tale of young witch has depth, kindness.
By Eiko Kadono
(2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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I Am Not a Label: 34 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Detailed biographies show heart, perseverance.
By Cerrie Burnell
(2020)
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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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Speak Up [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 4+
Uplifting message of individual empowerment and joy.
By Miranda Paul
(2020)
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Love, Creekwood [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
Short, sweet LGBTQ romance as friends start college.
By Becky Albertalli
(2020)
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Juliet Takes a Breath [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
College student navigates identities in funny, moving tale.
By Gabby Rivera
(2020)
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Seasons of the Storm, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Solid, darkish, myth-based fantasy has some violence.
By Elle Cosimano
(2020)
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We Didn't Ask for This [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking tale of eco-protest at elite high school.
By Adi Alsaid
(2020)
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