2023

JANUARY

Excluding all HarperCollins titles.

3

16 and Pregnant by Lala Thomas. MTV Books
All That I Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri. Norton
The Tale of the Gravemaker (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) by Rin Chupeco. Abrams
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert. Joy Revolution
The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim. Salaam Reads
My Selma: Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement by Willie Mae Brown. FSG
On This Day In Black History by Christin Farley. Bushel and Peck
History Comics Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Heroes graphic by Tracey Baptiste and Shauna J. Grant. First Second
Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amélie Wen Zhao. Delacorte Press
The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos. Inkyard

10

The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Shannon Gibney. Penguin/Dutton.|
Brighter Than the Moon by David Valdes. Bloomsbury
Cool. Awkward. Black ed. by Karen Strong. Viking
The Everlasting Road by Wab Kinew. Tundra Books
Friday I’m In Love by Camryn Garrett. Knopf
Hope’s Path to Glory by Jerdine Nolen. Simon & Schuster
Save the Blue Whales by Christine Taylor-Butler and Chelsea Clinton. Philomel Books
We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride. Fiewel and Friends

17

As You Walk On By by Julian Winters. Viking
Cookie Monsters by Erika J. Kendrick. Little Brown
Daughters of Oduma by Moses Ose Utomi. Atheneum
The Enchanted Bridge (Dragons in A Bag) by Zetta Elliott and Cherise Harris. Random House
Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life by Jerry Pinkney. Little Brown
This is Not A Personal Statement by Tracy Badua. Quill Tree

24

Esther’s Notebook by Riad Sattouf. Pantheon Graphic Library
Hands by Torrey Maldonado. Nancy Paulsen Books
The Minus One Club by Kekla Magoon. Henry Holt
Season Of The Bruja Vol. 1 by Aaron Durán, Sara Soler, and Jaime Martinez. Oni Press
Spice Road (Spice Road Triligy #1) by Maiya Ibrahim. Delacorte
Sun Keep Rising by Kristen R. Lee.Crown Books
Viva Lola Espinoza by Ella Cerón. Kokila

31

The Black Queen by Jumata Emill. Delacorte
Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials (Cameron Battle #2) by Jamari J. Perry. Bloomsbury
The Cartographers by Amy Zhang. Greenwillow
The Davenports by Krystal Marquis. Dial Books
How to Be a (Young) Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi and Nick Stone.
One Girl in All the World (In Every Generation #2) by Kendare Blake. Disney Hyperion
Promise Boys by Nick Brooks. Henry Holt
Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant. Balzer+Bray
Where the Black Flowers Bloom by Ronald L. Smith. Clarion Books

FEBRUARY

7

Akim Aliu by Greg Anderson Elysée, Karen De la Vega, and Marcus Williams. Graphix
Daughters of Oduma by Moses Ose Utomi. Atheneum Books for Young Reader nigerian am
Hope’s Path: The Story of a Family’s Journey on the Overland Trail by Jerdine Nolen. Simon & Schuster/Wiseman
Nerdcrush by Alisha Emrich. Running Press Kids
These Infinite Threads (This Woven Kingdom, 2) by Tahereh Mafi. HarperCollins
This Time It’s Real by Ann Liang. Scholastic Press
Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood. Wednesday Books/Macmillan
Wrong Side of the Court by H.N. Khan. Penguin

14

And Other Mistakes by Erika Turner. Feiwel and Friends
Bash! Vol.1 (Bash! 1) by Rudy Gobert, illus. by Vince Serrano. Titan Comics
The Beauty Trials (The Belles, Bk. 3) by Dhonielle Clayton. Disney-Hyperion
My Flawless Life by Yvonne Woon. Katherine Tegen Books
On Air with Zoe Washington by Janae Marks. Katherine Tegen Books
She Persisted: Dorothy Height by Kelly Starling Lyons, Chelsea Clinton, illus. by Alexandra Boiger, illus. by Gillian Flint. Philomel Books
Speculation by Nisi Shawl. Tu Books
Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter by Therese Taylor Stinton and Barbara Holmes. Broadleaf Books
When You Wish Upon a Lantern by Gloria Chao. Viking Books for Young Reader

21

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park. Crown Books for Young Readers
Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson. Viking Books for Young Readers
The Sum of Us: How Racism Hurts Everyone by Heather McGhee 

28

Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials (Cameron Battle, Bk. 2) by Jamar J. Perry. Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Chaos Theory by Nic Stone. Crown Books for Young Readers
Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury. Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster
The Headmaster’s List by Melissa de la Cruz. Roaring Brook Press
Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind by Misa Sugiura. Labrynth Road
Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. Giles. Random House
Pilar Ramirez and the Curse of San Zenon (Pilar Ramirez Duology, Bk. 2) by Julian Randall. Henry Holt and Co/Macmillan
She is A Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran. Bloomsbury YA
The Wicked Bargain by Gabe Cole Novoa. Random House

MARCH

7

Chloe and the Kaishao Boys by Mae Coyiuto. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Colin Kaepernick: Change the Game (Graphic Novel Memoir) by Colin Kaepernick, Eve L Ewing, illus. by Orlando Caicedo. Graphix
The Jump by Brittney Morris. Simon and Schuster
In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir by Deb Jj Lee. First Second
Link and Hud: Heroes by a Hair by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey. Norton Young Readers
My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix (Remixed Classics, 6) by Kalynn Bayron. Feiwel & Friends
Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute by Sayantani DasGupta. Scholastic Press
The Sister Switch (Best Wishes #2) by Sarah Mlynowski, Debbie Rigaud, and Maxine Vee. Scholastic Press
Stories from the Storyteller: Life Lessons from the Parables of Jesus by Jonathan Evans and Todd Hampson. Harvest Kids
Study Break: 11 College Tales from Orientation to Graduation by edited by Aashna Avachat. Feiwel & Friends
Teen Titans: Robin (Teen Titans, #4) by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo. DC Comics
There Goes the Neighborhood by Jade Adia. Disney-Hyperion

14

Aniana del Mar Jumps In by Jasminne Mendez. Dial Books
Eb & Flow by Kelly J. Baptist. Crown BYR
I Will Find you Again by Sarah Lyu. Simon and Schuster
Midnight Strikes by Zeba Shahnaz. Delacorte

21

While You Were Dreaming by Alisha Rai. Quill TreeBooks
The Witch and the Vampire: A Novel by Francesca Flores. Wednesday Books
Lucha of the Night Forest by Tehlor Kay Mejia. Make Me a World

28

Chaos & Flame by Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland. Razorbill
Hanging with Vampires: A Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural by Insha Fitzpatrick. Quirk Books
Into the Light by Mark Oshiro. Tor Teen
Last Sunrise in Eterna by Amparo Ortiz. Page Street Kids
Saints of the Household by Ari Tison. FSG
Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu. Roaring Book Press

APRIL

4

A Whole Song and Dance by Sarvenaz Tash. Disney-Hyperion
All in a Day by Chihiro Takeuchi (author/illustrator). Berbay Publishing
Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza Villa. Wednesday Books
Another Band’s Treasure: A Story of Recycled Instruments by Hua Lin Xie. Graphic Universe
Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker. Tor
Codex Black (Book One): A Fire Among Clouds by Camilo Moncada Lozano. IDW Publishing
Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline. Tundra
Honest June: Secrets And Spies by Tina Wells and Brittney Bond. Random House Books.
Indigo and Ida by Heather Murphy Capps. Carolrhoda Books
Once There Was by Kiyash Monsef. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas. Balzer + Bray
Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel by Betty C Tang, illus. by Betty C Tang. Graphix
School Trip: A Graphic Novel by Jerry Craft. Quill Tree Books
Simon B. Rhymin’ Gets in the Game by Dwayne Reed. Little, Brown
Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu. Roaring Brook Press
Starting From Scratch: A Wish Novel by Jazz Taylor. Scholastic
Young, Gifted and Black Too by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins. Wide Eyed Editions

11

Baby Drag Queen (Orca Soundings) by C.A. Tanaka. Orca Book Publishers
Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series by Traci Sorell, illus. by Arigon Starr. Kokila,
Creatures of the In Between by Cindy Lin. HarperCollins
Harvest House by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Candlewick
Ahiahia the Orphan by Levi Illuitok and Nate Wells. Inhabit Media
The Little Mermaid: Against the Tide by J Elle.
Disney Press
The Making of Yolanda La Bruja by Lorraine Avila. Levine Querido
Master of Souls (Kingdom of Souls, Bk 3) by Rena Barron. HarperTeen
Soccer Queens by Charles R. Smith. Candlewick
Viva Lola Espinoza by Ella Cerón. Kokila
Work with What you Got: A Memoir by Zion Clark. Candlewick

18

Felice and the Wailing Woman (Los Monstruos) by Diana López. Kokila
Hitting the Crossbar: A Bad Boy and the Tomboy Romance by Nicole Nwosu. Wattpad Books
I Kick and I Fly by Ruchira Gupta. Scholastic Press
The Rhythm of Time by Questlove and S. A. Cosby. G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Shinji Takahashi: Into the Heart of the Storm (The Society of Explorers and Adventure) by Julie Kagawa. Disney-Hyperion
Snow & Poison by Melissa de la Cruz. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
The Song of Wrath by Sarah Raughley. Abrams
Wings in the Wild by Margarita Engle. Atheneum Books for Young Readers

25

Borderless by Jennifer de Leon. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Hungry Ghost by Victoria Ying. First Second
Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Berna Anat and Monique Sterling. Quill Tree
That Self-Same Metal (Forge 7 fracture, 1) by Brittany N. Williams. Abrams

MAY

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Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson. Disney Hyperion
It’s Not Bragging If It’s True: How To Be Awesome At Life by Zaila Avant-Garde and Marti Dumas. Random House
Suspended: A Miles Morales Novel by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Zeke Peña. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

3

Confessions Of An Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney. HarperTeen 

9

Epic Ellisons: Cosmos Camp by Lamar Giles and Morgan Bissant. Versify
Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge
by Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay.
Little Brown/Ottaviano
The Iron Vow (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, 3) by Julie Kagawa. Inkyard Press
Nigeria Jones: A Novel by Ibi Zoboi. Balzer + Bray
The Secret Summer Promise by Keah Brown. Levine Querido

16

Those Who Saw the Sun: African American Oral Histories from the Jim Crow South by Jaha Nailah Avery. Levine Querido
Venom & Vow by Anna-Marie McLemore, Elliott McLemore. Feiwel & Friends

23

Forever Is Now by Mariama J Lockington. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Heroes of the Water Monsters by Brian Young. Heartdrum
The Luis Ortega Survival Club by Sonora Reyes. Balzer + Bray

30

The Hills of Estrella Roja by Ashley Robin Franklin, illus. by Ashley Robin Franklin. Clarion Books
The Melancholy of Summer by Louisa Onome. Feiwel & Friend
Rhythm & Muse by India Hill Brown. Quill Tree Books

JUNE

6

A Hero Like Me by Jen Reid, Leire Salaberria, and Angela Joy. Francis Lincoln

20

You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight by Kalynn Bayron. Bloomsbury

27

The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade. Sourcebooks

JULY

11

Once in a Blue Moon by Sharon Flake. Knopf

13

Black Joy by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Timi Sotire. Penguin

AUGUST

Neverwraith by Shakir Rshaan. Entangled Teen

1

Malcolm Kid And The Perfect Song by Austin Paramore, Sarah Bollinger, Marika Cresta, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Oni Press
True True by Don P. Hooper. Nancy Paulsen

8

A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography Of Race In America From Ona Judge To Barack Obama by Ray Anthony Shepard, R. Gregory Christie. Calkins Creek
The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis. Disney HyperionThe Undead Truth Of Us by Britney Lewis. Disney-Hyperion.

15

A Quantum Life (Adapted For Young Adults) My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars by Hakeem Oluseyi, Joshua Horwitz. Delacorte. 
Forgive Me Not by Jennifer Baker. Nancy Paulsen Books

22

I Rise by Marie Arnold. Versify

27 June

Conjure Island by Eden Royce. Walden Pond Press.         
The Probability Of Everything by Sarah Everett. Clarion Books

29

All You Have to Do by Autumn Allen. Kokila.
The Fall Of The House Of Tatterly by Shanna Miles. Union Square Kids.
How to Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair. Simon and Schuster

SEPTEMBER

5

Everyone’s Thinking It by Aleema Omotoni. Balzer and Bray

12

Barracoon Adapted for Young Readers: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston, Jazzmen Lee-Johnson (Illustrator), Ibram X. Kendi. Amistad

19

A Crown So Cursed (The Nightmare-Verse #3) by L.L. McKinney. Feiwel & Friends

20 Sept

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland. Balzer + Bray
What Was the British Empire? In 25 True Stories by Radhika Natarajan and Chao Tayiana, illus. by Alexander Mostov. Wide Eyed Editions