Book Reviews

All Together Now Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen musician finds her voice in touching graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(2020)
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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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Efrén Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy deals with mom's deportation in harsh but hopeful tale.
By Ernesto Cisneros
(2020)
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Rick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sixth-grader faces bullying bestie in sweet, queer story.
By Alex Gino
(2020)
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The Alcazar: The Cerulean, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing world-building powers delightful space fantasy.
By Amy Ewing
(2020)
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The Amber Anthem: 5 Worlds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art buoys slower-moving sci-fi sequel.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2020)
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Aurora Burning: The Aurora Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting, twisty sequel brings more thrills, violence.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2020)
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You Matter Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Beautiful message of self-worth has gorgeous illustrations.
By Christian Robinson
(2020)
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When I Hit the Road Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl's road trip with grandma is fast, fun, meaningful.
By Nancy J. Cavanaugh
(2020)
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Becoming Brianna: Emmie & Friends, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl preps for her bat mitzvah in charming graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2020)
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Ways to Make Sunshine: Ryan Hart, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl meets challenges with pluck in charming family tale.
By Renée Watson
(2020)
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The Queen Bee and Me Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable story about conformity has strong science content.
By Gillian McDunn
(2020)
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Bloom: The Overthrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Killer plants take over the Earth in gripping series start.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(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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The Only Black Girls in Town Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls track down a secret in compelling, lighthearted tale.
By Brandy Colbert
(2020)
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The List of Things That Will Not Change Book Poster Image
age 9+
Pitch-perfect divorce tale speaks to modern family life.
By Rebecca Stead
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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When You Know What I Know Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl heals after sexual abuse in poignant novel in verse.
By Sonja K. Solter
(2020)
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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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