Book Reviews

Stef Soto, Taco Queen Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm, funny tale of family, tacos, and middle school.
By Jennifer Torres
(2017)
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King's Cage: Red Queen, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Author returns to form with nail-biting third installment.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2017)
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The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life Book Poster Image
age 10+
Dynamic collection of inspiring quotes, lessons from sports.
By Kwame Alexander
(2017)
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Life in a Fishbowl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky terminal-illness tale mixes right to die, reality TV.
By Len Vlahos
(2017)
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The Edge of Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fantasy and real-world violence mix in soaring series start.
By Jeff Giles
(2017)
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Midnight Without a Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, must-read story of black teen in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2017)
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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful true tale of mixed-race couple's fight for justice.
By Patricia Hruby Powell
(2017)
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Juana & Lucas Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Colombian girl learns English in fun early chapter book.
By Juana Medina
(2016)
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In Plain Sight Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Playful, loving relationship shines in sweet grandpa tale.
By Richard Jackson
(2017)
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The Secret of a Heart Note Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating, quirky story about a girl who can "smell" love.
By Stacey Lee
(2017)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Devil's Advocate: The X-Files Origins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
TV series fans will enjoy teen Scully-centered mystery.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2017)
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Book Poster Image
age 7+
Solid intro to singer, movie star, civil rights activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2017)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of African-American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2016)
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The Youngest Marcher: The True Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Right Activist Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, inspiring tale of 9-year-old protester.
By Cynthia Levinson
(2017)
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Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of fun in exquisitely illustrated China travelogue.
By Barbara McClintock
(2016)
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Paper Girls, Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed sci-fi about growing up and growing older.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance Book Poster Image
age 13+
Uplifting memoir of teen Olympic medalist, ex-foster kid.
By Simone Biles, Michelle Burford
(2016)
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The Friendship Experiment Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart, heartfelt portrayal of lonely, science-loving tween.
By Erin Teagan
(2016)
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A Crack in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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