Category Archives: *Young Adult

Terciel & Elinor by Garth Nix

Terciel & Elinor (Old Kingdom) by Garth Nix. Katherine Tegen Books, 2021. 9780063049321 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? This is a puzzle piece … Continue reading

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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

            Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert, Balzer + Bray, 2021. 9780063056664  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover What did you like … Continue reading

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The Color of Dragons by R.A. Salvatore & Erika Lewis

The Color of Dragons by R.A. Salvatore & Erika Lewis. HarperTeen, 2021. 9780062915665  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy/ Adventure What did you like about the book? Told by alternating orphaned … Continue reading

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Absurd Words:  A Kids’ Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds by Tara Lazar, illustrated by Michelle Mayha

Absurd Words:  A Kids’ Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds by Tara Lazar, illustrated by Michelle Mayhall.  Sourcebooks, 2021.  9781492697428 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 5 Format: Paperback  What did you like … Continue reading

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Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy

Huda F Are You?  by Huda Fahmy. Dial Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593324318 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Paperback graphic novel Genre: Memoir What did you like about the book?  Starting high … Continue reading

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The Upper World by Femi Fadugba

The Upper World by Femi Fadugba. HarperTeen, HarperCollins, 2021. 9780063078598 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Science fiction What did you like about the book?  In this ambitious and topical time travel … Continue reading

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Wrecked by Heather Henson

Wrecked by Heather Henson,  A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book/Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2022. 9781442451056 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC (published March 2022) Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the … Continue reading

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The Delusionist by Don Calame

The Delusionist by Don Calame. Candlewick, 2021. 9780763696894 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Quinn and Perry are best friends and accomplished magicians. But … Continue reading

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You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow, Delacorte Press, 2021. 9780525708049  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Emory is a high school junior, … Continue reading

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Obie is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar

Obie is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar. Crown Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9780593379462 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic What did you like about the book? Obie is a biracial transgender … Continue reading

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