Book Reviews

A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping true story of devout man who tried to stop Hitler.
By John Hendrix
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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Sea Prayer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful, heartrending letter from refugee dad to his son.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2018)
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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
(2018)
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Mac Undercover: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Rollicking spy adventure is loaded with humor.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-read history of racism and oppression in America.
By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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Dream Country Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping five-generation saga of an African American family.
By Shannon Gibney
(2018)
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Turning Pages: My Life Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring life story of first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2018)
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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring advice from diverse authors and illustrators.
By Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson
(2018)
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And the Ocean Was Our Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent, gripping fantasy turns "Moby Dick" upside down.
By Patrick Ness
(2018)
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The Broken Vow: Spill Zone, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tough sisters battle other-dimension beasts in trippy tale.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2018)
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Finding Langston Book Poster Image
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age 8+
In lovely, moving story, boy who lost mom discovers poetry.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2018)
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Nightblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lovers' quarrels stifle this dark fantasy finale.
By Elly Blake
(2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Book Poster Image
age 13+
30 creative voices inspire teens to shape a better world.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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