Book Reviews

All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring story of activist and disability rights movement.
By Annette Bay Pimentel
(2020)
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Gold Rush Girl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Great characters, perilous adventures in historical tale.
By Avi
(2020)
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The Damned: The Beautiful, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
More angst and romance in series' twisty middle installment.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2020)
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Forest of Souls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Relentless violence bludgeons promising tale of friendship.
By Lori M. Lee
(2020)
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Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing, violent fantasy brings dragons into the 1950s.
By Patrick Ness
(2020)
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The Loop Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen prison inmates plan escape in intense sci-fi thriller.
By Ben Oliver
(2020)
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The Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Book Poster Image
age 11+
Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.
By Tiffany Jewell
(2020)
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Call Me Floy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Spirited, nature-loving tween in fact-packed Yosemite tale.
By Joanna Cooke
(2020)
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We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy
(2020)
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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice Book Poster Image
age 4+
Powerful story helps guide talk of bias, shootings.
By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard
(2018)
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We Are Water Protectors Book Poster Image
age 3+
Powerful words, vibrant images inspire care for the earth.
By Carole Lindstrom
(2020)
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The Shadow Wand: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Witch turns into warrior in sexually charged third book.
By Laurie Forest
(2020)
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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Book Poster Image
age 4+
Clear, emotional story of landmark marriage equality case.
By Selina Alko
(2015)
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The Fire Next Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Baldwin's essays are essential reading to understand racism.
By James Baldwin
(1963)
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The Dragon Egg Princess Book 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 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense ramp up with discovery of ancient bottle.
By Thomas Taylor
(2020)
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Orphan Eleven Book 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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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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