Book Reviews

Truly Tyler: Emmie & Friends, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced graphic novel tackles bullying and peer pressure.
By Terri Libenson
(2021)
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The Last Fallen Star: Gifted Clans, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical fantasy romp has awesome Korean American girl lead.
By Graci Kim
(2021)
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Finding Junie Kim Book Poster Image
age 9+
Korean American girl fights racism in excellent, bold novel.
By Ellen Oh
(2021)
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The Chance to Fly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uplifting musical theater-themed story has charming lead.
By Ali Stroker, Stacy Davidowitz
(2021)
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Ways to Grow Love: Ryan Hart, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of Ryan's eventful summer with family and friends.
By Renée Watson
(2021)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, witty novel tackles fatphobia, self-advocacy.
By Lisa Fipps
(2021)
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While I Was Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl finds Japanese roots in sweet, reflective memoir.
By Waka T. Brown
(2021)
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Merci Suárez Can't Dance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Merci deals with racism, family, boys in delightful sequel.
By Meg Medina
(2021)
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Amina's Song: Amina's Voice, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amina embraces heritage, helps refugees in charming tale.
By Hena Khan
(2021)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild scares and laughs for Wimpy Kid fans.
By Jeff Kinney
(2021)
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The House That Wasn't There Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story of loss, friendship, and a mystery to solve.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2021)
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Measuring Up Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong Asian girl drives quick, tasty cooking drama.
By Lily LaMotte
(2020)
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Welcome to Your Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Empowering, educational, gender-inclusive primer on periods.
By Yumi Stynes, Dr. Melissa Kang
(2021)
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Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Candid and inspiring memoir from a former First Lady.
By Michelle Obama
(2021)
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Apple: (Skin to the Core) Book Poster Image
age 14+
Extraordinary must-read memoir of coming of age on the Rez.
By Eric Gansworth
(2020)
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Simon B. Rhymin' Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun novel about boy whose creativity sparks his empathy.
By Dwayne Reed
(2021)
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Cecilia's Magical Mission Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen's religious quest has saints, Satan, Day of the Dead.
By Viola Canales
(2020)
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Red, White, and Whole Book Poster Image
age 9+
Emotional novel in verse follows 1983 Indian American teen.
By Rajani LaRocca
(2021)
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Middle School: Field Trip Fiasco Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mysterious adventure at camp is fast, funny read for tweens.
By James Patterson, Martin Chatterton
(2021)
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Root Magic Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl discovers her power in tender fantasy novel.
By Eden Royce
(2021)
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