Category Archives: *Starred Review

Freedom, We Sing – Amyra León, illustrations by Molly Mendoza

        Freedom, We Sing – Amyra León, illustrations by Molly Mendoza, Flying Eye Books, 9781912497324, 2020  Format: PDF Review Copy (available July 7, 2020) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture Book … Continue reading

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Wallace the Brave – Will Henry

  Wallace the Brave – Will Henry, Andrews McMeel Publishing, (9781449490058), 2020 Format: digital pdf (graphic novel/comic/cartoon) Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: humor  What did you like about the book? First off, the … Continue reading

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Princess Easy Pleasy is Bored – Natasha Sharma, illustrations by Priya Kuriyan

 Princess Easy Pleasy is Bored – Natasha Sharma, illustrations by Priya Kuriyan, Karadi Tales Company Pvt. Ltd., 2020  Format: PDF Review Copy (digital) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture Book  What did you like … Continue reading

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Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay

Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay. Candlewick, 2020. 9781536209600 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction/#MeToo What did you like about the book? Seventeen year old Claire has led a life defined by two things: … Continue reading

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Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne

 Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne, Viking (an imprint of Random House), 9780451481542, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the … Continue reading

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The Story of Olympic Diver Sammy Lee – Paula Yoo with illustrations by Dom Lee

  The Story of Olympic Diver Sammy Lee – Paula Yoo with illustrations by Dom Lee, Lee & Low Books; (9781643790145), 2020 Format: paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: biography What did you … Continue reading

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We Are Not From Here – Jenny Torres Sanchez

 We Are Not From Here – Jenny Torres Sanchez, Philomel Books, (9781984812261), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+  Genre: Realistic contemporary fiction  What did you like about the book? If you are … Continue reading

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