Book Reviews

Rules for Being a Girl [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Teen finds her voice after sexual assault in moving tale.
By Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno
(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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The Dragon Egg Princess [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting tale of dragons, friendship, and world-saving.
By Ellen Oh
(2020)
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Gargantis: Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense ramp up with discovery of ancient bottle.
By Thomas Taylor
(2020)
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You Matter [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 4+
Beautiful message of self-worth has gorgeous illustrations.
By Christian Robinson
(2020)
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.
By Tony Medina
(2020)
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Orphan Eleven [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Orphans seek home in the circus in riveting page-turner.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2020)
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The World Needs More Purple People [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Cheery call to work and play with all kinds of folks.
By Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart
(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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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking tale of smart Latina breaking down walls.
By Jennifer De Leon
(2020)
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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(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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The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Batman's future sidekick soars in early adventure.
By Michael Moreci
(2020)
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We Are Not from Here [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Haunting and unforgettable story of fleeing teen refugees.
By Jenny Torres Sanchez
(2020)
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Twilight Hauntings: Enchanter's Child, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Mild magical fantasy has sweet and quirky characters.
By Angie Sage
(2020)
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The Betrothed [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
So-so royal romance delivers stolen kisses, swooshy gowns.
By Kiera Cass
(2020)
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When I Hit the Road [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Girl's road trip with grandma is fast, fun, meaningful.
By Nancy J. Cavanaugh
(2020)
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The One and Only Bob: The One and Only Ivan, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Cheer-worthy tale of traumatized dog's quest for family.
By Katherine Applegate
(2020)
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Becoming Brianna: Emmie & Friends, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Girl preps for her bat mitzvah in charming graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2020)
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