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Let's Talk! With Lisa Yee

January 5, 2022

Maizy, the main character of Lisa Yee's Maizy Chen’s Last Chance, is a Chinese-American girl from Los Angeles. She’s spending the summer in Last Chance, Minnesota, where her grandparents own a restaurant. They’re the only Asian-American people in town. After…

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Kid-Approved

December 8, 2021

Looking for a cool new book this season? TFK Kid Reporters read and reviewed some of the best books of the year. Barb the Last Berzerker: Book 1 Barb of Bailiwick is the last Berzerker of her generation. The rest…

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Magical Friendship

November 9, 2021

¡¡Manu!! is a graphic novel about a class clown. Manu has magical powers. She pulls pranks on her teachers and classmates. One day, after pranking her class, Manu loses her magic. With help from her friend Josefina, she finds a…

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Sneak Peek: More Than Peach

November 6, 2021

Bellen Woodard is known as the world’s first crayon activist. In 2019, she started a brand of multicultural crayons called More than Peach. Last year, she was a top-five TIME Kid of the Year honoree, and she’s a 2021 TFK…

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Learning to Cope

November 2, 2021

In Living with Viola, Livy is going through a lot. She has trouble fitting in at her new school. She has trouble living up to her parents’ expectations. And there’s Viola. She’s a shadowy version of Livy that follows her…

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Searching for Hope

September 22, 2021

Cuba in My Pocket follows 12-year-old Cumba from Cuba to Florida. He travels in the 1960s. Cumba must find his way in an unfamiliar place. Over time, he learns how to trust others and overcomes challenges. Adrianna Cuevas based the…

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Her Turn at Bat

September 14, 2021

In Nic Stone’s Fast Pitch, Shenice Lockwood is captain of the Fulton Firebirds. It’s the first all-Black team in Georgia’s Dixie Youth Softball Association. Shenice is determined to take her team to the championship. But she loses focus after learning…

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TFK Reads: Scaredy Cat

August 25, 2021

A summer day is the perfect time to chill out with a good book. TFK Kid Reporters have reviewed some of the hottest books of the season. Below, TFK Kid Reporter Donnell Meekins shares his thoughts on Scaredy Cat, by…

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TFK Reads: Rez Dogs

August 18, 2021

A summer day is the perfect time to chill out with a good book. TFK Kid Reporters have reviewed some of the hottest books of the season. Below, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers shares her thoughts on Rez Dogs, by…

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TFK Reads: Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

August 11, 2021

A summer day is the perfect time to chill out with a good book. TFK Kid Reporters have reviewed some of the hottest books of the season. Below, TFK Kid Reporter Miguel Madero shares his thoughts on Stamped (for Kids):…

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