Kids 4/21

The Firekeeper's Daughter

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ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

Firekeeper's Daughter is an emotional roller coaster that considers issues of justice, integrity, community, family, fairness, and trust, while also thrilling and enthralling. A masterpiece of YA fiction, Firekeeper's Daughter is going to rock the YA literary world like Angie Thomas did with The Hate You Give. I don't have the space to expound how brilliant this thriller is; a 2021 must-read.



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ISBN: 9780062840356
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 15th, 2020

When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? I read this book until three in the morning and could not tear my eyes away. This ripped-from-the-headlines story shook me to my core and was the most heart-wrenching story I've read in a long time. A vital book for the #MeToo era.


The Oldest Student

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By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524768287
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 7th, 2020

This beautiful picture book tells the story of Mary Walker, a woman born into slavery who didn’t get the chance to read until she was 116. This book teaches kids about history, while encouraging them to go after their dreams and believe in themselves. Also, Oge Mora’s art is truly amazing (keep an eye on the background signs as you go through the book!)



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