ALA Youth Media Awards!

The ALA award announcements are always so exciting! Every year there is speculation about which books will take home the highest honors and then the day finally comes!

Here is the full list of ALA 2021 Youth Media Awards (and honors):

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: 

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Newbery Honor Books: 

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat 

BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford with illustrations by Michele Wood

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly with illustrations by Erin Entrada Kelly and Celia Krampien

A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom with illustrations by Michaela Goade

Caldecott Honor Books: 

A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart by Zetta Elliott with illustrations by Noa Denmon

The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha with illustrations by Yuko Shimizu

Me and Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Outside In by Deborah Underwood with illustrations by Cindy Derby

Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: 

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award:

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson 

Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books: 

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

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

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford with illustrations by Frank Morrison

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books were selected: 

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration by Samara Cole Doyon with illustrations by Kaylani Juanita

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade with illustrations by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Me and Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:

Dorothy L. Guthrie is the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

Dorothy L. Guthrie is an award-winning retired librarian, district administrator, author and school board member. A respected children’s literature advocate, Guthrie promotes and affirms the rich perspectives of African Americans. Her work, Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom, inspires educators with African American literature. Guthrie founded the first African American museum in her home, Gaston County, North Carolina.

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: 

Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story) by Daniel Nayeri

Printz Honor Books: 

Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh 

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee 

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience: 

Schneider Family Book Award (Young Children):

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott with illustrations by Sydney Smith

Schneider Family Honor Books (Young Children):

All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel with illustrations by Nabi H. Ali

Itzhak: A Boy who Loved the Violin by Tracy Newman with illustrations by Abigail Halpin

Schneider Family Book Award (Middle Grade):

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

Schneider Family Honor Books (for Middle Grade):

Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit 

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed with illustrations by Iman Geddy 

This Is My Brain in Love by I.W. Gregorio 

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences: 

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice - Crossing Antarctica Alone by Colin O’Brady

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf

The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Children’s Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences. 

The 2021 winner is Mildred D. Taylor, whose award-winning works include Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry the 1977 Newbery Medal winner and a Coretta Scott King Author honor, The Land, the 2002 Coretta Scott King Author Award winner; The Road to Memphis, the 1991 Coretta Scott King Author Award winner; All the Days Past, All the Days to Come; and The Gold Cadillac, among other titles.

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults: The 2021 winner is Kekla Magoon. Her books include: X: A Novel, co-written by Ilyasah Shabazz; How It Went DownThe Rock and the River, and Fire in the Streets.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States:

Mildred L. Batchelder Book Award:

Telephone Tales by Gianni Rodari with illustrations by Valerio Vidali - Originally published in Italian as “Favole al telefono;” translated into English by Antony Shugaar

Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book:

Catherine’s War by Julia Billet with illustrations by Claire Fauvel and translated from French by Ivanka Hahnenberger

Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States: 

Kent State by Deborah Wiles; narrated by Christopher Gebauer, Lauren Ezzo, Christina DeLaine, Johnny Heller, Roger Wayne, Korey Jackson, and David de Vries and produced by Paul R. Gagne.

Odyssey Honor Audiobooks:

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo; narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marteand, and produced by Caitlin Garing

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; narrated by Bahni Turpin, and produced by Karen Dziekonski 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi; narrated by Jason Reynolds with an introduction by Ibram X. Kendi, and produced by Robert Van Kolken

When Stars Are Scattered written by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed; narrated by Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdi and a full cast, and produced by Kelly Gildea and Julie Wilson

Pura Belpré Awards honoring a Latinx writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:

Pura Belpré Award (Illustrator):

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat by Raúl Gonzalez

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book:

Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown with illustrations by Elisa Chavarri

Pura Belpré Award (Children's Author):

Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

Pura Belpré (Children's Author) Honor Books: 

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas 

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Pura Belpré Award (Young Adult):

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

Pura Belpré (Young Adult Author) Honor Books: 

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award:

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming with illustrations by Eric Rohmann

Sibert Honor Books:

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade with illustrations by Cozbi A. Cabrera

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

The Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award is given to a digital media producer that has created distinguished digital media for an early learning audience. 

The Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award:

The Imagine Neighborhood produced by Committee for Children. 

The Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Honor:

Sesame Street Family Play: Caring for Each Other produced by Sesame Workshop. 

Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:

Stonewall Book Award:

We Are Little Feminists: Families by Archaa Shrivastav with designs by Lindsey Blakely 

Stonewall Honor Books:

Beetle and The Hollowbones by Aliza Layne 

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender 

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award:

See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog by David LaRochelle with illustrations by Mike Wohnoutka 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Books: 

The Bear in My Family by Maya Tatsukawa 

Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom! by Kelly Starling Lyons with illustrations by Nina Mata 

What About Worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins

Where’s Baby? by Anne Hunter 

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:

William C. Morris Award:

If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley

William C. Morris Award Finalists:  

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalists:  

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat 

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess with Laura L. Sullivan 

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure by John Rocco 

You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Democracy and Deliver Power to the People by Elizabeth Rusch 

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature this award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit. The award offers three youth categories including Picture Book, Children’s Literature and Youth Literature.  The award is administered by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association.

Asian/Pacific American Award for (Picture Book) Literature:

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung with illustrations by Chris Sasaki 

Asian/Pacific American Honor for (Picture Book) Literature:

Danbi Leads the School Parade by Anna Kim

Asian/Pacific American Award for (Children's Book) Literature:

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Asian/Pacific American Honor for (Children's Book) Literature:

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park 

Asian/Pacific American Award for (Youth) Literature:

This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda

Asian/Pacific American Honor for (Youth) Literature:

Displacement by Kiku Hughes 

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented since 1968 by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. 

Sydney Taylor Gold Metal Award (Picture Book):

Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail by Lesléa Newman with illustrations by Susan Gal

Sydney Taylor Gold Metal Award (Middle Grade):

Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein 

Sydney Taylor Gold Metal Award (Young Adult):

Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Sydney Taylor Silver Metal Award (Picture Book):

I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book by Mychal Copeland with illustrations by André Ceolin

Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Khoa Le

Sydney Taylor Silver Metal Award (Middle Grade):

No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen 

Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack 

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

Sydney Taylor Silver Metal Award (Young Adult):

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

Books: 
When You Trap a Tiger: Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal Cover Image
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

 
Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2021 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist


A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight.


BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763691561
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.


What have I to fear?
My master broke every promise to me.
I lost my beloved wife and our dear children.


Fighting Words Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815682
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Published: Dial Books - August 11th, 2020

*Newbery Honor Book*
 
A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life

Kirkus Prize Finalist
Boston Globe Best Book of the Year


We Dream of Space Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062747303
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 5th, 2020

A Newbery Honor Book • BookPage Best Books • Chicago Public Library Best Fiction • Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee • Horn Book Fanfare • New York Times Notable Children’s Book • School Library Journal Best Book • Today Show Pick • An ALA Notable Book


A Wish in the Dark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536204940
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Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.


A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Noa Denmon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374307417
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

Caldecott Honor Book
Today Show Best Book for the Holidays
ALA Notable Book for All Ages

ALSC Notable Children's Book
NCTE Notable Poetry Book

Evanston Public Library's Top 100 Great Book for Kids
Nerdy Award Winner for Single Poem Picture Book



The Cat Man of Aleppo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984813787
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats.
 


Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty--except for the many cats left behind.


Me & Mama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534454217
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - August 25th, 2020

A Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Mama’s love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days.


Outside In Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Cindy Derby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328866820
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

A 2020 Caldecott Honor Book

From the New York Times best-selling author behind The Quiet Book comes a mindful contemplation on the many ways nature affects our everyday lives, even when we’re stuck inside.


Before the Ever After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD!
 
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.


All the Days Past, All the Days to Come Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - January 5th, 2021

The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes in a deeply fulfilling story, now available in paperback.


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Winner of the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry!

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.

FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!

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Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Cover Image
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle.

This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.


RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Cover Image
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award! From a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed illustrator comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

Aretha Franklin was born to sing.


Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Cover Image
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

Coretta Scott King 2021 Honoree

A CBC Recommended Book • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Picture Book of 2020

Kirkus Starred Review

PW Starred Review

School Library Journal Starred Review


Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734113
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F.


Me & Mama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534454217
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - August 25th, 2020

A Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Mama’s love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days.


Legendborn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic


Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

A National Indie Bestseller
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors' Choice
A BookPage Best Book of the Year
A NECBA Windows & Mirrors Selection
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year


Apple: (Skin to the Core) Cover Image
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

National Book Award Longlist
TIME's 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2020
NPR's Best Book of 2020
Shelf Awareness's Best Books of 2020
Publishers Weekly's Big Indie Books of Fall
Amazon's Best Book of the Month
AICL Best YA Books of 2020
CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Books of 2020

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Dragon Hoops Cover Image
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


Every Body Looking Cover Image
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

A Finalist for the National Book Award


We Are Not Free Cover Image
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

PRINTZ HONOR BOOK

WALTER HONOR BOOK


From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S.


I Talk Like a River Cover Image
By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445592
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
 
What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to?
 
Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.

A New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year


All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything Cover Image
By Annette Bay Pimentel, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins (Foreword by), Nabi Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492688976
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - March 10th, 2020

2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children's Honor Book (American Library Association)


Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin Cover Image
By Tracy Newman, Abigail Halpin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419741104
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

This picture-book biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will inspire young readers to follow the melody within themselves

A 2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children Honor Book
 
Before becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman was simply a boy who loved music.


Show Me a Sign Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

∙NPR Best Books of 2020 ∙Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020 ∙School Library Journal Best Books of 2020 ∙New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 ∙Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2020 ∙2020 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Finalist ∙2020 New England Independent Booksellers Award Finalist

* "A must-read." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"More than just


Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Cover Image
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Published: Dial Books - February 25th, 2020

In this perfectly pitched novel-in-letters, autistic eleven-year-old Vivy Cohen won't let anything stop her from playing baseball--not when she has a major-league star as her pen pal.

Vivy Cohen is determined. She's had enough of playing catch in the park. She's ready to pitch for a real baseball team.


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


This Is My Brain in Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316423823
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain in Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race, and, ultimately self-acceptance, for fans of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Emergency Contact.

Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya V


Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice—Crossing Antarctica Alone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982133122
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Published: Scribner - January 19th, 2021

Colin O’Brady’s awe-inspiring, New York Times bestselling memoir recounting his recovery from a tragic accident and his record-setting 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica is a “jaw-dropping tale of passion and perseverance” (Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit).


Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio Cover Image
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - September 8th, 2020

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * FORBES *  NPR * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * LIBRARY JOURNAL

A 2021 ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner for Teen Readers and Adult Books


From Derf Backderf, the bestselling author of My Friend Dahmer, comes the tragic and unforgettable story of the Kent State shootings​
 


The Kids Are Gonna Ask Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778308744
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Published: Park Row - July 28th, 2020

A 2021 Alex Award Winner

"A sparkling tale about fame and family... Fans of Elizabeth Berg and J. Ryan Stradal will relish the novel's humor, spark, and verve." --
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The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a “masterpiece” (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition.


Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST


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Riot Baby Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250214751
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Published: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020

Winner of the 2020 New England Book Award for Fiction!

Winner of the 2021 ALA Alex Award!


Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Best Outstanding Work of Literary Fiction

A Most Anticipated in 2020 Pick for Book Riot | Buzzfeed | Paste | WBUR


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays.


We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525565437
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Published: Vintage - February 16th, 2021

2021 ALEX AWARD WINNER

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:

NPR • TIME • BOOK RIOT • LITHUB • KIRKUS REVIEWS


Telephone Tales Cover Image
By Gianni Rodari, Valerio Vidali (Illustrator), Anthony Shugaar (Translator)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781592702848
Availability: Backordered
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 8th, 2020

Every night, at nine o'clock, wherever he is, Mr. Bianchi, an accountant who often has to travel for work, calls his daughter and tells her a bedtime story. But since it's still the 20th century world of pay phones, each story has to be told in the time that a single coin will buy.


Catherine's War Cover Image
By Julia Billet, Claire Fauvel (Illustrator), Ivanka Hahnenberger (Translated by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062915597
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperAlley - January 21st, 2020

“A shining story of a young girl who struggles to come of age and find her place in a world fraught with danger.” —Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hitler Youth


Kent State Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338356281
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 21st, 2020

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.

May 4, 1970.Kent State University.As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in.


Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


Fighting Words Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815682
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Published: Dial Books - August 11th, 2020

*Newbery Honor Book*
 
A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life

Kirkus Prize Finalist
Boston Globe Best Book of the Year


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America


This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Pura Belpré Illustrator Medal

Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling in this delicious follow-up to Vamos! Let’sGo to the Market from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.


In this new Vamos!


Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Elisa Chavarri (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780892394234
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - August 18th, 2020

SLJ Best Books of 2020
NYPL Best Books of 2020
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books of 2020
CSMCL's Best Books of 2020
The Horn Book's Fanfare 2020 Booklist
Pura Belpr Award Illustrator Honor
The Best Children's Books of the Year in Spanish, Bank Street College of Education


Efrén Divided Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062881687
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 31st, 2020

Winner of the Pura Belpré Award!

“We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street 


The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313609
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book
NYPL Best Book of 2020

2020 Evanston Public Library Great Books for Kids


Lupe Wong Won't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140039
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Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

My gym shorts burrow into my butt crack like a frightened groundhog.

Don't you want to read a book that starts like that??

Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues.


Furia Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
Recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Medal

One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020
A Best Book of the Year: Cosmopolitan * Kirkus Reviews * SheReads * New York Public Library 


“An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.&rd


Never Look Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603732
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 15th, 2020

"Expertly blends reality and fantasy to explore what's behind love and loss, what it takes to heal." - Randy Ribay, author of National Book Award finalist Patron Saints of Nothing

Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera blends a touch of magical realism into a timely story about cultural identity, overcoming trauma, and the power of first love.


We Are Not from Here Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Philomel Books - May 19th, 2020

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.

A Pura Belpré 2021 Young Adult Author Honor Book!
A BookPage Best Book of 2020!

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2020!
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020!


Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442850
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Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner
 
Take to the sky with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life!


An Orbis Pictus Honor Book
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnnet Master List
Finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books


How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK


Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734113
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F.


All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2021 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist


A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight.


Beetle & the Hollowbones Cover Image
By Aliza Layne, Aliza Layne (Illustrator), Kristen Acampora (Colorist), Natalie Riess (Colorist)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534441545
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

A Stonewall Honor Book

An enchanting, riotous, and playfully illustrated debut graphic novel following a young goblin trying to save her best friend from the haunted mall—perfect for fans of Steven Universe and Adventure Time.

In the eerie town of ‘Allows, some people get to be magical sorceresses, while other people have their s


Darius the Great Deserves Better Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108239
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Published: Dial Books - August 25th, 2020

In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It's everything he's ever wanted--but what if he deserves better?


Felix Ever After Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

A Stonewall Honor Book

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick!

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536204278
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Move over, Spot. . . . Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling.


The Bear in My Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555827
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2020

An overbearing older sibling can really be a bear, but the child in this understated, gently humorous story finds out that they can have their advantages, too.


Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062951090
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

A 2021 Geisel Honor Book! 

Ty can’t wait to ride his brand-new scooter at the park. Other kids zip and zoom by like race cars, but all Ty can do is wobble! Ty wants to give up, but a new friend helps Ty give it another try.


What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368045735
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor award winner!


From #1 New York Times best-selling author Ryan T. Higgins comes What About Worms!?


Tiger is BIG. Tiger is BRAVE. And Tiger is NOT afraid of anything . . . except WORMS! Are Tiger’s worm worries worse than worms?


Where's Baby? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735264984
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Published: Tundra Books - January 7th, 2020

A 2020 Geisel Honor book!
 
Papa Fox is looking for Baby Fox, who is just out of his sight . . . but not ours! An adorable, interactive read-aloud for fans of Are You My Mother?


If These Wings Could Fly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062885029
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 3rd, 2020

Perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Mindy McGinnis, Kyrie McCauley’s stunning YA debut is a powerful story about the haunting specter of domestic violence and the rebellious forces of sisterhood and first love. Winner of the William C. Morris Award!


Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250309853
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

A William C. Morris Award Finalist

"Brown has written a guidebook of survival and wonder."
The New York Times

"Just brilliant."—Kirkus Reviews


The Black Kids Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

A New York Times bestseller
A William C.


It Sounded Better in My Head Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250219268
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020

William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist! From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender and funny love letter to coming of age, and first love and its confusions, perfect for fans of Booksmart and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.


Woven in Moonlight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645672050
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Published: Page Street Kids - December 8th, 2020

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

“A vibrant feast of a book.” – Margaret Rogerson, NYT bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens
“Pure magic.” – Shelby Mahurin, NYT bestselling author of Serpent & Dove


The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525646549
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - February 11th, 2020

WINNER OF THE 2021 YALSA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS!
 
SIX STARRED REVIEWS!

Discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh--one of America's most celebrated heroes and complicated men--in this riveting biography from the acclaimed author of The Family Romanov.


All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536209457
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2021 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist


A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight.


The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781547604531
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 8th, 2020

The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide--and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.


How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK


You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358176923
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2020

A 2021 YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST

America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn't it?


Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771874
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

Winner of the American Library Association's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Best Picture Book!
 
An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life.


Danbi Leads the School Parade Cover Image
By Anna Kim, Anna Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451478894
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book
 
Meet Danbi, the new girl at school!


When You Trap a Tiger: Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

 
Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


Prairie Lotus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880.


This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250192387
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Published: Tor Teen - January 7th, 2020

Winner of the American Library Association's Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

For readers of The Librarian Of Auschwitz, This Light Between Us is a powerfully affecting story of World War II about the unlikeliest of pen pals—a Japanese American boy and a French Jewish girl—as they fight to maintain hope in a time of war.


Displacement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.


Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898829
Availability: Backordered
Published: Charlesbridge - January 28th, 2020

Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the National Jewish Book Award, Welcoming Elijah by celebrated author Lesléa Newman, unites a young boy and a stray kitten in a warm, lyrical story about Passover, family, and friendship.


Turtle Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121573
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNER
 
A boy who has spent his life living inside a shell discovers the importance of taking chance in this "winner" (Booklist, starred review) of a friendship story that's perfect for fans of Wonder.


Dancing at the Pity Party Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525553021
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.


I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681155524
Availability: Backordered
Published: Apples & Honey Press - April 1st, 2020

Miriam at the River Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781541544000
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - February 4th, 2020

The biblical story of baby Moses as told by his big sister.

Giving her baby brother a kiss, brave little Miriam places Moses's basket into the river. With one quick push, she sends him into the water, hoping her wish will come true and her brother will be saved from Pharaoh's orders. But will Pharaoh's daughter arrive in time to rescue him?


No Vacancy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781773064109
Availability: Special Order
Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2020

Buying and moving into the run-down Jewel Motor Inn in upstate New York wasn't eleven-year-old Miriam Brockman's dream, but at least it's an adventure. Miriam befriends Kate, whose grandmother owns the diner next door, and finds comfort in the company of Maria, the motel's housekeeper, and her Uncle Mordy, who comes to help out for the summer.


Anya and the Nightingale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358006022
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Published: Versify - November 10th, 2020

The adventure continues in this exciting sequel to Anya and the Dragon; a dangerous monster lurks beneath the city and only Anya can keep him from taking her friends’ magic—and their lives.


The Blackbird Girls Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837370
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Published: Puffin Books - January 19th, 2021

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER
A SYDNEY TAYLOR MIDDLE GRADE HONOR BOOK
 
Like Ruta Sepetys for middle grade, Anne Blankman pens a poignant and timeless story of friendship that twines together moments in underexplored history.


They Went Left Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316490573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling, Sydney Taylor Honor winning, critically acclaimed tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, author of Girl in the Blue Coat Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman.