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Review of Peace Is a Chain Reaction: How World War II Japanese Balloon Bombs Brought People of Two Nations Together

Peace Is a Chain Reaction: How World War II Japanese Balloon Bombs Brought People of Two Nations Together by Tanya Lee Stone Middle School, High School    Candlewick    176 pp.    g 9/22    978-0-7636-7686-5    $24.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5362-2708-6    $24.99 When the United States entered World War II and Japanese Americans were forcibly...

Review of Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration

Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge; illus. by Lauren Tamaki Intermediate, Middle School    Chronicle    132 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-4521-6510-3    $21.99 Numerous books have been written about the forced removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans during...

Review of M Is for Monster

M Is for Monster by Talia Dutton; illus. by the author High School    Surely/Abrams ComicArts    224 pp.    g 6/22    978-1-4197-6220-8    $24.99 Paper ed.  978-1-4197-5197-4    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-64700-192-6    $15.54 With a nod to Frankenstein, this debut graphic novel delivers an intriguing take on the classic coming-of-age story. After Maura dies...
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Review of Howl

Howl by Shaun David HutchinsonHigh School    Simon    432 pp.   g4/22    978-1-5344-7092-7    $19.99e-book. ed.  978-1-5344-7094-1    $10.99Hutchinson’s latest offering (The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried, rev. 3/19; Before We ­Disappear, rev. 11/21) is another engaging blend of realism with fantasy and absurdity. Bleeding profusely from the wounds of...

Review of M Is for Monster

M Is for Monster by Talia Dutton; illus. by the authorHigh School    Surely/Abrams ComicArts    224 pp.   g6/22    978-1-4197-6220-8    $24.99Paper ed.  978-1-4197-5197-4    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-64700-192-6    $15.54With a nod to Frankenstein, this debut graphic novel delivers an intriguing take on the classic coming-of-age story. After Maura dies in a tragic scientific...

Review of Button Pusher

Button Pusher by Tyler Page; illus. by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    First Second    256 pp.    g4/22    978-1-250-75834-7    $21.99Paper ed.  978-1-250-75833-0    $14.99This graphic memoir describes what it can be like to grow up with ADHD. When Tyler is eight years old, he whips out his penknife and proceeds to cut the...

Review of The Prisoner of Shiverstone

The Prisoner of Shiverstone by Linette Moore; illus. by the authorIntermediate    Amulet/Abrams    160 pp.    g4/22    978-1-41974-391-7    $24.99Paper ed.  978-1-41974-392-4    $14.99e-book ed.  978-1-68335-896-1    $13.49This debut graphic novel introduces readers to Helga Sharp, a unique and entertaining iteration of the plucky heroine. Tired of boarding school, Helga sets off to rescue the...

Review of Isla to Island

Isla to Island by Alexis Castellanos; illus. by the author Middle School    Atheneum    192 pp.    g 3/22    978-1-5344-6924-2    $21.99 Paper ed.  978-1-5344-6923-5    $12.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-6925-9    $9.99 In this mostly wordless historical-fiction graphic novel, Marisol lives with her parents in Habana (according to captions using the Spanish spelling), Cuba. Marisol,...

Review of Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime

Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime by Candace FlemingHigh School    Schwartz/Random    368 pp.    g3/22    978-0-593-17742-6    $19.99Library ed.  978-0-593-17743-3    $22.99e-book ed.  978-0-593-17744-0    $11.99“Nineteen-year-old Nathan Leopold would kill a child today.” The kidnapping, ransom, and murder plot had been in the works for months, but...
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