Book Reviews

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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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 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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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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Echo Mountain Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds her strengths in rich, poignant Depression tale.
By Lauren Wolk
(2020)
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On the Horizon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Haunting free-verse account of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
By Lois Lowry
(2020)
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When Stars Are Scattered Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uplifting graphic novel refugee tale inspires compassion.
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
(2020)
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We Dream of Space Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating tale of family, friendship, Challenger tragedy.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2020)
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Deathless Divide: Dread Nation, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging, occasionally uneven finale to a great story.
By Justina Ireland
(2020)
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The Phantom Twin Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Twin teens face sideshow life in haunting graphic novel.
By Lisa Brown
(2020)
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conversational history traces U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
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The King of Crows: The Diviners, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Epic finale to enthralling '20s-set paranormal series.
By Libba Bray
(2020)
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The Light in Hidden Places Book Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting true tale of Polish teen, Jewish family, Holocaust.
By Sharon Cameron
(2020)
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