Book Reviews

I Am Not a Label: 34 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present Book Poster Image
age 6+
Detailed biographies show heart, perseverance.
By Cerrie Burnell
(2020)
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Displacement Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving tale of teen time traveler's trip to internment camp.
By Kiku Hughes
(2020)
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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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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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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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The Empire of Dreams Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(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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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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One Last Shot Book 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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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming story mixes art history and teen romance in Paris.
By Samira Ahmed
(2020)
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Superman Smashes the Klan Book Poster Image
age 10+
Asian American teens and Superman vs. racism in retro tale.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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I Am Leonardo Da Vinci: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, kid-friendly intro to Italian Renaissance genius.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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Kent State Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful novel-in-verse tells story of university shooting.
By Deborah Wiles
(2020)
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