Book Reviews

Tomatoes for Neela Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautifully illustrated tale shows love of food and family.
By Padma Lakshmi
(2021)
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She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engrossing look at first Latina Supreme Court justice.
By Meg Medina, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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The Downstairs Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chinese American teen fights prejudice in witty 1890s tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2019)
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Run: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring continuation of Rep. John Lewis' biography.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2021)
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Boots: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tweens fly planes, join superheroes in epic WWII battle.
By Kate Hannigan
(2021)
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Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful book of photojournalism covers BLM's roots.
By Veronica Chambers
(2021)
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The Champion: Contender, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cade fights aliens galore in action-stuffed finale.
By Taran Matharu
(2021)
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Linked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Swastika in middle school launches complex, uneasy tale.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Two: The Water Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Unlikely superheroes go on zany, funny eco-themed quest.
By Jon Scieszka
(2020)
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Rez Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical celebration of culture, connection in time of COVID.
By Joseph Bruchac
(2021)
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Sunshine and the Full Moon Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging werewolf mystery has a refreshing, sporty spin.
By Jon Robinson
(2021)
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The Summer of Lost Letters Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging summer romance uncovers long-buried family secrets.
By Hannah Reynolds
(2021)
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All the Things We Never Knew Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense, emotional novel about first love, family secrets.
By Liara Tamani
(2021)
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Boy, Everywhere Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Syrian boy flees home, endures as a refugee.
By A. M. Dassu
(2020)
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An Emotion of Great Delight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, turmoil in emotionally intense post-9/11 teen tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2021)
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young WWII refugee's story told with warmth and wonder.
By Judith Kerr
(1971)
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Keeping the City Going Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gratitude brims in celebration of workers in the pandemic.
By Brian Floca
(2021)
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Luck of the Titanic Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intriguing drama of doomed ship spotlights Asian experience.
By Stacey Lee
(2021)
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We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know Book Poster Image
age 7+
Powerful book about survival, strength of Native Nations.
By Traci Sorell
(2021)
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Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
age 8+
Complex intro to history of U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul
(2021)
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