Book Reviews

Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beautifully illustrated bio of abolition's greatest hero.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2017)
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Leave Me Alone! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Granny treks off to knit in peace in funny modern folktale.
By Vera Brosgol
(2016)
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Devil's Advocate: The X-Files Origins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
TV series fans will enjoy teen Scully-centered mystery.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2017)
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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young Pratchett fans will enjoy early lighthearted tales.
By Terry Pratchett
(2017)
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Book Poster Image
age 7+
Solid intro to singer, movie star, civil rights activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2017)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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Secret Origins: Story Thieves, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comic-book shenanigans, big issues in zany sequel.
By James Riley
(2017)
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Dog Man Unleashed: Dog Man, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Half-man, half-dog, all-heart hero delights in silly sequel.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of African-American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2016)
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The Youngest Marcher: The True Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Right Activist Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, inspiring tale of 9-year-old protester.
By Cynthia Levinson
(2017)
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Agent of Chaos: The X-Files Origins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series pictures Mulder as teen, captures essence of TV show.
By Kami Garcia
(2017)
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Egg
age 4+
Sweet and simple tale of hatching, flying, and friendship.
By Kevin Henkes
(2017)
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Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of fun in exquisitely illustrated China travelogue.
By Barbara McClintock
(2016)
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Paper Girls, Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed sci-fi about growing up and growing older.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
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Love and First Sight Book Poster Image
age 12+
Blind teen finds love and more in engaging coming-of-ager.
By Josh Sundquist
(2017)
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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance Book Poster Image
age 13+
Uplifting memoir of teen Olympic medalist, ex-foster kid.
By Simone Biles, Michelle Burford
(2016)
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The Friendship Experiment Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart, heartfelt portrayal of lonely, science-loving tween.
By Erin Teagan
(2016)
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Caravaggio:  Painter on the Run Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid bio of genius painter has mature content, violence.
By Marissa Moss
(2016)
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A Crack in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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