Book Reviews

The Last Gargoyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2018)
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Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring story of resisting segregation in 1850s New York.
By Amy Hill Hearth
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
(2018)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
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Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Vivid photos, clear text bring heroic protest to life.
By Larry Dane Brimner
(2018)
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Mae Among the Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple bio of first African-American female astronaut.
By Roda Ahmed
(2018)
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The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes Book Poster Image
age 6+
Clever twist on classic tale adds dimension and great art.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2017)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2016)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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A Sky Full of Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting conclusion to teen's saga in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2018)
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Into the Bright Unknown: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting series finale in lawless 1850 San Francisco.
By Rae Carson
(2017)
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Before the Devil Breaks You: The Diviners, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense supernatural installment sets up an epic finale.
By Libba Bray
(2017)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational bios of trailblazing African-American women.
By Vashti Harrison
(2017)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, twisty caper about kid pickpockets in France.
By Colin Meloy
(2017)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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This Is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, thoughtful text on American ideals, government.
By Khizr Khan
(2017)
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Hey Black Child Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Motivational poem brought to life in full color.
By Useni Eugene Perkins
(2017)
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