Booklist 2010/2011

Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson
Out of my mind by Sharon Draper
Boys without names by Kasmira Sheth
Many windows by Rukhsana Khan with Elisa Corbone and Uma Krishnaswami
Wanting mor by Rukhsana Khan
Grafitti Girl by Kelly Parra
8th Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich
The world is mine by Lyah B. Leflore
Haiti on my mind: Stories by Haitian American teens edited by Dana Vincent
Yummy: tale of a southside shorty by Greg Neri
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork; Scholastic
A girl named Mister by Nikki Grimes; Zondervan Press
The vast fields of ordinary by Nick Bird; Dial Books 
Pull by B. A. Binns; Westside Books
Finding Family by Tonya Bolden; Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers
Family Ties by Ernest Hill; Dafina
Fort Mose and the story of the man who built the first free Black settlement in colonial America by Glennette Tilly Turner; Abrams Books for Young Readers
Finding my place by Traci L. Jones
Bleeding Violets by Dia Reeves; Simon Pulse
The girl who fell from the sky by Heidi Durrow
Culture clash by L. Divine; Dafina
The good girl’s guide to getting kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray; Razorbill
Salty Pie: A Choctaw journey from darkness into light by Tim Tingle; CincoPuntos Press
You don’t even know me: Stories and poems about boys by Sharon Flake; Hyperion
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers; Amistad
Clone Codes by Patricia McKissack; Scholastic
Fabulous by Simone Bryant; Kimani Tru
Explorer X Alpha by L. M. Preston
The Firefly Letters: A suffragette’s journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle; Holt
The Agency1: A spy in the house by Y. S. Lee; Candlewick
Cool like that by Nikki Carter; Dafina
Split Ends by Jacqueline Thomas; Pocket Books
Teenage love affair by NiNi Simone; Dafina
Paper daughter by Jeanette Ingold; Harcourt
Efrain’s Secret by Sofia Quintero; Knopf
It’s not summer without you by Jenny Han; Simon and Schuster
Boy should know how to tie a tie: And other lessons for suceeding in life by Antwoine Fisher; Simon and Schuster
The red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzales; Alfred A. Knopf/Random House
Get what you give by Stephanie Perry Moore; Dafina
Step Up by Monica McKayhan; Kimani Tru
Can’t hold me down by Lyah LeFlore; Simon Pulse
Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon; Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Cold as ice by L. Divine; Dafina
African American inventors by Stephen Currie
Maybe Tomorrow by Boori Monty Pryor; Allen and Unwin
Tell us we’re home by Marina Budhos
Finding my place by Traci L. Jones; Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins; Charlesbridge
Good fortune by Noni Carter; Simon and Schuster
F Factor by Diane Gonzalez Bertrand; Arte Publico Press
What momma left me ReneeWatson; Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Sellout by Ebony Joy Wilkins; Scholastic
Freestyle by Monica Baker; Shiffer Publishing
Miss you, Mina by Denene Millner (Candy Apple #27); Scholastic
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis; Roaring Books Press
Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers; Scholastic
Manifest by Artist Arthur; Kimani Tru
The body at the towers (The Agency) by Y.S. Lee; Candlewick
The possibilities of sainthood by Donna Freitas; Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes; Zondervan Publishing
Hold up the sky And Other Native American Tales from Texas and the Southern Plains by Jane Louise Curry; Simone and Schuster
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Shooting Kabul by K H Senzai; Simon and Schuster
Lights, Camera, Quince! (Amigas) by Veronica Chambers; Hyperion
Two the hard way by Travis Hunter; Dafina Books
Not a Good Look (Fab Life series) by Nikki Carter; Dafina
Between Sisters by Adwoa Badoe; Groundwood Press
Finding family by Tonya Bolden; Bloomsbury
Along the River by Adeline Yen Mah; Delacorte Books
Myself and I by Earl Sewell; Kimani Tru
Family Ties by Ernest Hill; Kensington Press
Pushin’ by L. Divine; Dafina
Awake by Wendy McNair Raven; (self published)
The Agency 2: The body at the tower by Y.S. Lee; Candlewick
Maxine Banks is getting married by Lori Aurelia Williams; Roaring Press Books
Dragon Chica by May-Lee Chai; Gemma Media
Condoleezza Rice: A memoir of my extraordinary, ordinary family and me by Condoleeza Rice; Delacorte Books
Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri; Candlewick
A good long way by René Saldaña; Arte Publico Press
I will save you Matt de la Pena; Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Where the streets had a name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Zora and me by Victoria Bond and TR Simone; Candlewick
Shadow Walker by L A Banks; Sea Lion Books
Drama Queens by ReShonda Tate Billingsley; Gallery Books
We could be brothers by Derrick Barnes; Scholastic Books
At the crossroads by Travis Hunter; Dafina Books
When the stars go blue by Caridad Ferrer; Griffin
Losing Romeo by AJ Byrd; Kimani Tru
Bitter Melon by Cara Chow; EgmontUSA
Tutored by Allison Whittenberg; Delacorte
Teenie by Christopher Grant; Knopf for Children
The Star Maker by Laurence Yep; Harper Collins


  1. The trouble with half a moon by Danette Vigilante
  2. All the wrong moves by Nikki Carter; Dafina
  3. Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari; Macmillian Children’s Press
  4. The prison ship adventure of James Forten by Marty Rhodes Figley; Graphic Press
  5. Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger; Ignite Books
  6. The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for School Integration, 1957 (Civil Rights Struggles Around the World) by Kekla Magoon; Twenty-first Century Books
  7. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shan; Scholastic
  8. Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon; Simon and Schuster
  9. Joseph’s grace by Shelia Moses; Margaret K. McElderry Press
  10. The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson; Flux, 8 January excerpt  *
  11. The Meltdown (Drama High Series) by L. Divine; Dafina, 25 January
  12. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves; Simon Pulse; 25 Jan.   excerpt
  13. Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith; Candlewick, 25 January
  14. Cyborg (The Clone Wars) by Patricia and Fred McKissack; Scholastic, Feb 1 MG
  15. Mystify (Mystyx #2) by Artist Arthur; Kimani Tru, February 1
  16. Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman; Harper Collins; 1  February
  17. Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations by Bathseba Opini; Annick Press, 17 Feb
  18. Glitz by Philana Marie Boles; Viking 3 February MG
  19. The Iron Queen (Iron Fey series) by Julie Kagawa; Harlequin, February
  20. Upgrade U by NiNi Simone; Dafina, 22 February
  21. Hidden  by Tomas Mournian; Kensington, February
  22. Inside out and back again by Thanhha Lai; Harper Collins, 22 February M
  23. A long walk to water by Linda Sue Parks; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Nov 2011  Reviews  1 2 3
  24. SkateFate by Juan Felipe Herrera; Harper Collins; February
  25. Tall Story by Candy Gourlay; David Ficklying Books; February
  26. How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen; Balzar and Bray; February 22 *
  27. Act of Grace by Karen Simpson; Plenary Publishing, February
  28. Our stories remembered  by James Bruchac; ReadHowYouWant, February
  29. Illegal by Bettina Restrepo; Katherine Tegen Books, 8 March
  30. The queen of water by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango; Delacorte,  8 March *
  31. Warp Speed by Lisa Yee; Arthur A. Levine, 1 Mar *
  32. Lost and Found by Shaun Tan; Arthur A. Levine, March 1
  33. What can’t wait by Ashley Hope Perez; Carolrhoda Lab, 1 Mar
  34. Truancy Origins by Isamu Fukui; Macmillan, March
  35. Playing for Keeps by Veronica Chambers; Hyperion, 15 March
  36. Satch, Dizzy and Rapid Robert: The wilds saga of interracial baseball before Jackie Robinson by Timothy Gay; Simon and Schuster; March
  37. Hurricane Dancers: The first Caribbean pirate shipwreck by Margarita Engle; Henry and Holt and Company, March 2011
  38. Rajah king of the jungle by Balrai Khanna; Mapin Publishing, 16 March
  39. Odd Girl In by Jo Whittemore; Aladdin, 22 March
  40. Getting Played by Celeste Norfleet; Kimani Tru 22 March
  41. Rocket Girls: The last planet by Housuke Nojiri; Simon and Schuster March *
  42. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon; Greenwillow, March
  43. Karma by Cathy Ostlere; Razorbill, March
  44. Where I Belong by Gillian Cross; Holiday House, April 1, 2011
  45. Carmen by Walter Dean Myers; Egmont Books, April 2011
  46. 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago; Fantagraphic Books, 4 April graphic novel NF
  47. You don’t have a clue by Sarah Cortez; Arte Publico; April
  48. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor; Penguin Books, 14 April
  49. The break up Diaries by NiNi Simone; Dafina, April
  50. Boyfriends and girlfriends by Alex Sanchez; Simon and Schuster, April 2011
  51. Bird in a box by Andrea Davis Pickney; Hatchette Group, April *
  52. Huntress by Malinda Lo; Little, Brown, April
  53. Tell us we’re home  by Marino Budhos; Atheneum Books, May
  54. We’ll always have summer by Jenny Han; Simon and Schuster, 3 May
  55. How Tia Lola saved the summer by Julia Alvarez; Random House, May
  56. Amigas: A formal affair by Veronica Chambers; Disney, May
  57. New Miss India  by Bharati Mukherjee; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 17 May
  58. If I could fly by Judith Oritz Cofer; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 24 May
  59. The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami; Athenium, 24 May MG
  60. So, so hood (Drama High) by L. Divine; Dafina, 31  May:
  61. The rampage of  Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa; Little, Brown Books for Young , 7  June
  62. Level up  byGene Luen Yang and Pham Thiem; Roaring Brook Press, 7 June
  63. City of ice (City Trilogy) by Laurence Yep; Starscape 7 June
  64. Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a not so talented pop star  by Rachel Renee Russell; Aladdin 7 June
  65. Doing my own thing (Fab Life #3) by Nikki Carter; Dafina,  June
  66. Dragon castle  by Joseph Bruchac; Dial books, 9 June
  67. Homecoming by Felicia Pride; Kimani Tru, June
  68. The Detention Club by David Yoo, June
  69. Dear America: I thought my soul would rise and fly  by Joyce Hansen; 1 July 2011 MG
  70. Aung San Suu Kyi (Champion of Freedom) by Sherry O’Keefe; Morgan Reynolds Pub, Jul 6, 2011 NF
  71. Plessy V. Ferguson (The Civil Rights Movement) by Amos Esty; Morgan Reynolds, Jul 6, 2011 NF
  72. Poetry Came in Search of Me: The Story of Pablo Neruda (World Writers) by Catherine Reef; MOrgans Reynold, Jul 6, 2011 NF
  73. Backlash: Race Riots in the Jim Crow Era (The Civil Rights Movement) by Calvin Craig Miller; Morgan Reynolds Pub, Jul 6, 2011 NF
  74. Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia; Simon and Schuster, 12 July
  75. Mayhem (Mystyx #3) by Artist Arthur; Harlequin, 19  July
  76. Silhouetted by the blue by Traci L. Jones; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, July  MG
  77. Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller by Xavier Garza; Cinco Puntos,26 July MG
  78. J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 by Shogo Oketani; Stone Bridge Press, July
  79. Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. By Medeia Sharif; Flux, July
  80. Sylvia and Aki by Winifred Conkling; Tricycle Press, July MG *
  81. Boyfriend season by Kelli London; Kensington 26 July
  82. Putting make-up on the fat boy  by Bil Wright; Simon and Schuster, July
  83. Vanished by Sheela Chari; Hyperion, July
  84. Dancing home by Alma Flor Ada, Gabriel M. Zubizarreta; Simon and Schuster, 12 July MG (also released in Spanish, Nacer Bailando)
  85. Stir it up by Ramin Ganeshram; Scholastic Press, 1 August
  86. Ambitious by Monica McCayhan; Kimani, 23 August
  87. Money Boy by Paul Yee; Groundwood Books, 23 August
  88. Checkmate (Cruisers 2)  by Walter Dean Myers; Scholastic, August
  89. Island’s End by Padma Venkatraman, Putnam Publishing, August 4, 2011
  90. Ghetto cowboy by Greg Neri; illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson; Candlewick, 9 August *
  91. Dreaming in color  by Fiona Lewis; Bella Distribution, August
  92. We the animals by Justin Torres; Houghton Mifflin, August
  93. Under the mesquite by Guadelupe Garcia McCall; Lee and Low, Sept *
  94. Encore, Grace!;  Bravo, Grace!  by Mary Hoffman; Penguin, September MG
  95. Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes; Bloomsury 13 Sept
  96. Shadow of Cesar’s Creek by Sharon Draper; Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator); Simon and Schuster, September
  97. Gandi: A manga biography  by Kazuki Ebine; Penguin, Sept NF
  98. Bronxwood by Coe Booth; Push 1 September
  99.  Drawing from Memory by Allen Say; Scholastic Press, Sept 1
  100. No. 1 Car Spotter by Atinuke;  Walker Childrens Paperbacks (September 6, 2010)
  101. My own worst frenemy  (Chanti on the Case series) by Kimberly Reid; Kensington, September
  102. Mandaderos de la lluvia / Messengers of Rain by Claudia M. Lee (Editor), Rafael Yockteng (Illustrator); Groundwork Books; 13 Sept NF
  103. Morning star  by Judith Plaxton; Second Story Press, September
  104. Zayd: The Rose that Bloomed in Captivity by Resit Haylamaz; Tughra Books; 16 Sept NF
  105. Lo mejor de Dios para tu vida Ahora!: God’s Best for Your Body, Mind and Heart (Especialidades Juveniles) (Spanish Edition) by Jim Burns; Vida, 26 Sept  NF
  106. Funky de ahora en adelante (Especialidades Juveniles) (Spanish Edition) by Funky; Vida, Sep 27, 2011  NF
  107. Burnout Adrienne Maria Vrettos; Simon and Schuster; 19 September
  108. Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera; Whitman, Albert and Co; September
  109. How Tia Lola ended up starting over by Julia Alvarez; Random House Children’s Books, September MG
  110. Point me to tomorrow by Veronica Chambers; Hyperion, 13 September
  111. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look; Schwartz & Wade, Sept. 13
  112. What you wish for by Book Wish Foundation; 16 Sept
  113. Dragons of Silk (Golden Mountain Chronicles) by Lawrence Yep; 13 Sept, Harper Collins
  114. Dear America: With the might of angels  by Andrea Davis Pinkney; Scholastic, Sept MG
  115. Heart and Soul By Kadir Nelson; Balzer and Bray, Sept NF
  116. Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods; Nancy Paulsen Books, 1 Sept
  117. My name is not easy  by Debby Dahl Edwardson; Marshall Cavendish, 1 October
  118. Selected Shorts: New American Stories (Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story) by Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamand Ngozi Adichie and Aleksandar Hemon; Symphony Space, October
  119. Break up diaries vol 2 by Nikki Carter and Kevin Elliott; Kensington Press, Oct
  120. Dork diaries 3 1/2: how to dork your diary  by Rachel Renee Russell; Aladdin, 11 October
  121. There Is No Long Distance Now by Naomi Shihab Nye; Greenwillow, Oct. 11
  122. Saga of the Sioux: An adaption of Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dwight Jon Zimmerman (adapter); Dee Brown (author); Henry Holt and Co.,  25 October NF
  123. Wolf Mark  by James Bruchac; Lee and Low Books, October
  124. Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books by Linda Pavonetti;  Oct 16, 2011, Scarecrow Press
  125. Maya’s Choice by Earl Sewell; Kimani Tru, 17 Oct
  126. Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonazlez; Magnus Books; October
  127. The readers’ advisory guide to street literature by Vanessa Irvin Morris and Terri Woods; American Library Association Editions NF
  128. Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa; Harlequin Books, 25 October
  129. Free: Great escapes from slavery on the Underground Railroad by Lorene Cary; New City Community Press, 29 October  NF
  130. On The Come Up by Travis Hunter;   Dafina, October 25, 2011
  131. Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas by Daniel Nayeri; Candelwick, 25 Oct
  132. Don’t call me a hero by Ray Villareal; Pinata Press 31 October
  133. Black and white  by Larry Dane Brimner; Boyds Mill Press, 1 Nov  NF
  134. The wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa; Little, Brown Books for Young Children, 14 Nov
  135. Playground  by FiftyCent; Razorbill, 1 Nov excerpt
  136. Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi;  Harper Collins; 15 November
  137. Luka and the fire of life by Salman Rushdie; Random House, 16 Nov
  138. Legend  by Marie Lu; Putnam, 29 November
  139. Uptown Dreams by Kelli London;  KTeen Dafina, November 29, 2011
  140. Round and round together: Taking a merry go round ride into the Civil Rights Movement by Amy Nathan; Paul Dry Books, November
  141. African American Classics: Graphic Classics vol 22  by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and Jean Toomer; Eureka Productions, Dec 27, 2011