Category Archives: African Americans

Ruby Bridges (She Persisted) by Kekla Magoon, illustrated by Gillian Flint

Ruby Bridges (She Persisted) by Kekla Magoon, illustrated by Gillian Flint. Philomel Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593115879 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin by Stephen Costanza

King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin by Stephen Costanza. Atheneum, 2021. 9781534410367 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Biography What did you like about the book? The story of Scott … Continue reading

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Tobyn: The It Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

Tobyn: The It Girl #4  by Ashley Woodfolk. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9780593096109 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperback Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  This is the last book … Continue reading

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The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege

The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege  by Brendan Kiely. Antheneum, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534494046 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  This frank and … Continue reading

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Who Is Neil deGrasse Tyson? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso

Who Is Neil deGrasse Tyson? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9780399544361 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? Neil deGrasse Tyson … Continue reading

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When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536222388 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? This powerful, simply worded story … Continue reading

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Partly Cloudy by Tanita S. Davis

Partly Cloudy by Tanita S. Davis. Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins, 2021. 9780062937001 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: ARC (publication date: 9/7/21) Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Madalyn’s family … Continue reading

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Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon. Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins, 2021. 9780063088092 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction, romance What … Continue reading

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Family Reunion by Chad & Dad Richardson, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

Family Reunion by Chad & Dad Richardson, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin. Barefoot Books, 2021. 9781646862184 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book:   Poetic text … Continue reading

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Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds, illustrated by Pablo Leon

Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds, illustrated by Pablo Leon. Scholastic, 2021. 9781338648041 Format: ARC (6/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre:  Fantasy/superheroes What did you like about the book? Miles … Continue reading

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