Book Reviews

The Last Gargoyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2018)
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
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Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring story of resisting segregation in 1850s New York.
By Amy Hill Hearth
(2018)
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Speak: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hard-hitting tale of sexual assault and its aftermath.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2018)
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Thunderhead: Arc of a Scythe, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi chiller ups the action, twists in fast-paced sequel.
By Neal Shusterman
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
(2018)
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Supergifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Laughs mix with life lessons in strong middle school sequel.
By Gordon Korman
(2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Biracial teen learns to love herself in heartbreaking novel.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2017)
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Before I Let Go Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen investigates friend's death in spine-tingling mystery.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2018)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2016)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Everless Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Absorbing fantasy of blood ties and a race against time.
By Sara Holland
(2018)
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A Sky Full of Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting conclusion to teen's saga in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2018)
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The Closest I've Come Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing, realistic, hopeful tale of teen in the projects.
By Fred Aceves
(2017)
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Kat and Meg Conquer the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky friendship tale fosters empathy.
By Anna Priemaza
(2017)
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Beasts Made of Night Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting, intricately detailed, Africa-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2017)
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Kids Like Us Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Stirring, romantic story of autistic boy's first love soars.
By Hilary Reyl
(2017)
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