Booklist 2012/2013

  1. Irises  by Francisco X. Stork; Authur A. Levine; Jan 2012
  2. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons; Tor, 2012
  3. Dumpling Days by Grace Lin; Little Brown Books for Young Readers; 2 Jan
  4. Black Indians a hidden heritage  by William Loren Katz; Atheneum Books for Young Readers,  3 January  NF
  5. Stars in the Shadows by Charles R. Smith; Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 3 Jan
  6. Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker; HarperTeen 3 Jan
  7. Tina’s mouth: an existential comic diary by Keshni Kashyap and Mari Araki; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 3 January
  8. The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis; Wendy A. Lamb Books, January MG
  9. The whole story of half a girl by Veera Hirandandani; Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 2012
  10. Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani; HarperTeen; 17 Jan
  11. Marching to the mountaintop  by Ann Bausum; National Geographic Press, January NF
  12. Facts of life: stories by Gary Soto; Graphia, January
  13. The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards; HarperCollins, 17 Jan
  14. Best shot in the west: the adventures of Nat Love by Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack and Randy Duburke; Chronicle Books,  18 January GRAPHIC NOVEL
  15. Mesmerize  by Artist Arthur; Kimani Tru, January
  16. The clone codes #3: the visitors by Patricia C. McKissack, Fredrick McKissack and Pat McKissack; Scholastic, 1 February
  17. The glass collector by Anna Perera; Albert Whitman and Co. 1 Feb
  18. Beneath a meth moon  by Jacqueline Woodson; Nancy Paulsen Books, February
  19. No crystal stair  by Vaunda Michaux Nelson; Carolrhoda Press, February
  20. DJ Rising by Love Maia; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 6 Feb
  21. The jade notbook by Laura Resau; Delacorte Books for Young Readers,  14 February
  22. Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith; Candlewick Press; 14 Feb
  23. Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz; Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 21 Feb
  24. On the flip side: A fab life novel #4 by Nikki Carter; KTeen Dafina; 28 February
  25. Ship of souls by Zetta Elliott; AmazonEncore, 28 Feb
  26. Bad boy  by Dream Jordan; St. Martin Griffin, 28 Feb
  27. The Agency 3: Traitor in the Tunnel by Y. S. Lee; Candelwick, 28 Feb
  28. Into the wise dark  by Neesha Meminger; Ignite Books, 12 March
  29. The girl who could silence the wind by Meg Medina; Candlewick, 13 March
  30. Boyfriend season: Cali boys  by Kelli London; K’Teen, 27 March
  31. Fair Coin  by E. C. Myers; Pyr, 27 March
  32. Another Jekyl another Hyde  by Daniel and Dina Nayeri; 27  March, Candlewick
  33. Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School by Timothy MacLaughlin, Stephen Nelson and Joseph Marshall;  Abrams Books for Young Readers, 1 Apr
  34. Outcasts of River Falls: sequel to Belle of Batoche by Jaqueline Guest; Regina Coteau Books for Kids, 1 Apr
  35. Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory Over Obesity by Alberto Hidalgo-Robert; Arte Publico, Apr. 1
  36. The Temptation: A Kindred Novel by Alisa Valdes; HarperTeen, Apr. 4
  37. A fort of nine towers: An Afgan family story by Qias Akbar Omar; Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  38. The Chaos  by Nalo Hopkinson;  Margaret K. McElderry Books , 17 April
  39. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda; St Martin’s  Griffin, Apr. 19
  40. All the right stuff  by Walter Dean Myers; Amistad, 24 April
  41. The mapmaker and the Ghost by Sarvenaz Tash; Walker Book Childrens, 24 April
  42. Creeping with the enemy (Langdon Prep)by Kimberyly Reid; Dafina, 24 April
  43. Latino USA revised edition: A cartoon history  by Ilan Stavans and Lalo Alcaraz; Basic Books, April NF
  44. Body Slammed! by Ray Villareal; Pinata Books, 30 Apr
  45. Border Town#1: Crossing the line by Malin Alegria; Scholastic 1 May
  46. Prom dates to die for by Kelly Parra; Buzz Books; 1 May
  47. 37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order) by Kekla Magoon; Henry Holt, May 3
  48. Happy families  by Tanita Davis; Knopf Books for Young Readers, 8 May
  49. Download Drama  by Celeste O. Norfleet; Kimani Tru, May 20
  50. Life’s journey-zuya: oral teachings from Rosebud by Albert White Hat Sr.(author) compiled by John Cunningham; University of Utah Press; 31 May
  51. Amazing African American actors by Jeff Young; Enslow, June
  52. Reincarnation (Legend of Snow Wolf series) by Fred Lit Yu; China Books,   1 June
  53. Always upbeat Cheer Drama (Lockwood High Series)by Stephanie Perry Moore; Saddleback, 1 June
  54. Keep jumping/no hating Cheer Drama (Lockwood High Series) by Stephanie Perry Moore; Saddleback 1 June
  55. Settle down/be real Cheer Drama (Lockwood High Series)by Stephanie Perry Moore; Saddleback 1 June
  56. Yell out/Do you Cheer Drama (Lockwood High Series) by Stephanie Perry Moore; Saddleback 1 June
  57. Back to me  by Earl Sewell; Kimani Tru; 19 June
  58. Lone bean by Chudney Ross; Amistad, June
  59. The choke artist: confessions of a chronic underachiever by David Yoo; Grand Central, 19 June
  60. Dork diaries 4: Tales from a not so graceful ice princess by Rachel Renee Russell; Aladdin, June
  61. Dork diaries Skating sensation by Rachel Renee Russell; Simon and Schuster 7 June
  62. Border Town #2: Quince Clash by Malin Alegria; Scholastic, 1 July
  63. Back to me by Earl Sewell; Kimani Tru 1 July
  64. Con carino/Love Amalia by Alma Flor Ada; Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 10 July
  65. Choke by Diana Lopez; Point; 12 July
  66. No Boyz Allowed by Ni-Ni Simone; Dafina Books, 31 July
  67. A beautiful lie  by Irfan Master; Albert Whitman & Company, 1 August
  68. Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon; Aladdin, August
  69. Chikadee by Louse Erdrich; HarperCollins, August
  70. The Cruisers 3: A star is born by Walter Dean Myers; Scholastic 1 Aug
  71. Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) by Lisa Yee and Dan Santant;  Scholastic, 1 Aug
  72. Mission Libertad by Lizette Lantiqua; Pauline Books and Media; August
  73. Growing up Muslim: Understanding the beliefs and practices of Islam by Sumbul Ali-Karamali; Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 14 August
  74. Charly’s Epic Fiasco by Kelli London, Dafina Books, 28 Aug
  75. Bombay Girls by Kavita Daswani; Harper Collins, August
  76. A Certain October by Angela Johnson; Simon and Schuster; August
  77. Denim diaries 6 Lying to live by Darrian Lee; Urban Books, 28 August
  78. Little White Duck: A childhood in China by Na Liu (Author), Andres Vera Martinez (Author, Illustrator): Minneapolis: Graphic Universe; October
  79. series: Major Black Contributions from Emancipation to Civil Rights various authors;  Mason Crest, Sept
  80. The revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano; Scholastic, 1 Sept
  81. The girl who lept through time  by Yasutaka Tsutsui and David Karashima; Alma Books 1 Sept
  82. Kiki doin’ it (Juicy Central) by Stephanie Perry Moore; Saddleback, 1 Sept
  83. Marnyke: the fake date  (Juicy Central); Tia Diva; Sherise Stalked; Nishell Tempted by Stephanie Perry Moore; Saddleback, 1 Sept
  84. Settle down/be real Cheer Drama/Baller Swag; Lockwood High Series by Stephanie Perry Moore; Saddleback
  85. The diary of B. B. Bright possible princess by Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams and Shadra Strickland (illustrator); Turner Publishing 4 Sept
  86. The friendship matchmater by Randa Abdel-Fattah; Frances Lincoln, 6 Sept
  87. Discovering Wes Moore by Wes Moore; Delacorte, 11 Sept
  88. Hollywood High by Ni Ni Simone and Amir Abrams; Kensington 12 Sept
  89. What’s Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book One by Kat Zhang; Harper Collins, 18 September MG
  90. Adaptation by Malinda Lo; Litte, Brown Books for Young Readers 18 Sept
  91. Hollywood High by Ni-Ni Simone and Amir Abrams, Dafina Books, 25 Sept
  92. Pinned by Sharon Flake; Scholastic, 1 October MG
  93. Ash Mistry and the savage fortress by Sadwat Chadda; Harper Collins, October
  94. Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a not so smart miss know it all by Rachel Renee Russell; Aladdin, October
  95. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Young people’s edition; Turtleback Books 9 Oct
  96. A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzalez; Knopf Books for Young Readers 9 October
  97. Summer of the Mariposas by Guadelupe Garcia McCall; Tu Books, October
  98. Escape to gold mountain: A graphic history of Chinese in North America by David Wong; Aresenal Pulp Press; 16 Oct
  99. Time to Shine by Nikki Carter; Dafina Books, 30 Oct
  100. Crazy Love by Amir Abrams; Dafina Books, 27 Nov
  101. BorderTown #4: No Second Chances by Malin Alegria; Scholastic Nov.
  102. Hand in hand: ten black men who changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney; J. Brian Pinkney; Jump at the Sun/Disney; November
  103. Fading Amber: The cambion chronicles #3 by Jaime Reed; K’Teen Dafina 26 December


  1. Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the dawn of liberty by Tonya Bolden; Abrams Books for Young Readers 1 Jan
  2. I see the promised land: A life of Martin Luther King Jr by Arthur Flowers and Manu Chitrakar; Groundwood Books, 1 Jan
  3. Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles) by Ellen Oh; Harper Teen 2 January
  4. Bereft by Craig Laurance Gidney; Tiny Satchell Press 15 January
  5. Sweet 16 to life: A Langdon Prep Novel by Kimberly Reid;  KTeen 26 January
  6. Return to me by Justina Chen; Little, Brown 15 Jan
  7. The prey by Andrew Fukuda; St. Martin Press 29 January
  8. Prodigy: A legend novel by Marie Lu; Putnam Juvenile 29 January
  9. The Way by Joseph Bruchac; Darby Creek Publishing; 30 January
  10. Unravel me by Tahereh Mafi; Harper Collins 5 Feb
  11. Reality Check: Charly’s epic fiasco by Kelli London; KTeen 26 February
  12. Drifing by Lisa R. Nelson; Tiny Satchel Press Feb 2013
  13. Flowers in the sky by Lynn Joseph; Harper Teen, March
  14. Twelve days of New York by Tonya Bolden and Gilbert Ford; Abrams, March
  15. Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass by Meg Medina; March
  16. Hollywood High: Get ready for war by Nini Simone and Amir Abrams; Kensington, March
  17. Panic by Sharon Draper; Atheneum, March
  18. Fat Angie e.E. Charlton-Trujillo; Candlewick, March
  19. Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle; Harcourt, March
  20. The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Amberlin Kwaymullina; Candlewick, 8 April
  21. Revenge of a not so pretty girl by Carolita Blythe; Delacorte, 9 April
  22. Darius and Twig by Walter Dean Myer; Harper 23 Apr
  23. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa Harlequin; 30 Apr
  24. The witches of Ruidoso by John Sandoval; Arte Publica April
  25. Garden Of My Imaan by Farhana Zia; Peachtree Publishers 1 Apr

  26. The Servant by Fatima Sharafeddine ; Groundwood Press, Apr
  27. P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams Garcia; Amistad, 21 May
  28. How I became a ghost by Tim Tingle; Road Runner Press; 28 May
  29. Get over it by Nikki Carter; Dafina Press; 28 May
  30. The savage blue (The vicious deep ) by Zoraida Córdova; Sourcebooks Fire, May
  31. Death, Dickinson and the Demented life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres-Sanchez; Running Press Kids; 28 May
  32. The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata. Atheneum, 4 June
  33. Ask my mood ring how I feel by Diane Lopez. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 11 June
  34. Underneath By Sarah Jamila Stevenson; Llewellyn Worldwide; 8 June
  35. The girl of his dreams by Amir Abrams. K-Teen/Dafina, 25 June
  36. Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy-Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell. Aladdin, 4 June
  37. Curse of the ancients by Matt de la Pena; Scholastic, June
  38. Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn; St. Martin Press 11 June
  39. Since you asked by Maureen Goo; Scholastic, July
  40. Star Power (Charly’s Epic Fiasco) by Kelli London; Kensington, 30 July
  41. Gaby, lost and found by Angela Cervantes; Scholastic 30 July
  42. Way too much drama by Earl Sewell; Kimani Tru, 30 July
  43. Open mic: Riffs on life between cultures edited by Mitali Perkins; Candlewick; August
  44. Sunday you learn how to box: a novel by Bil Wright; Scribner; August
  45. If you could be mine by Sara Farizan; Algonquin, August
  46. Mountain dog by Margarita Engle; O. Ivanov; A. Ivanov; Henry Holt and Co., August
  47. If I ever get out of here by Eric Gansworth; Arthur A. Levine; August
  48. Danny Blackgoat: Navajo prisoner by Tim Tinge; 7th Generation; August
  49. Burn for burn by Jenny Han and Sioban Vivian; Simon and Schuster; August
  50. Little brother of war by Gary Robinson; 7th Generation; August
  51. Oh, snap! by Walter Dean Myers; Scholastic, August
  52. Alvin Ho: allergic to babies, burglars and other bumps in the night by Lenore Looke; LeUyen Pham; Schwartz and Wade Books; August
  53. Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang: FirstSecond, 10 Sept
  54. Zero Fade by Chris Terry; Curbside Splendor, Sept
  55. Mira in the present tense by Sita Brahmachari; Whitman Press, Sept
  56. Chasing shadows by Swati Avasthi. Alfred A. Knopf, 24 Sept
  57. You don’t know me like that by Reshonda Tate Billingsly, K-Teen/Dafina
  58. Inheritance by Malinda Lo. LIttle, Brown and Co. Sept
  59. Amphibians by Christine Taylor-Buter; Childrens Pr, Sept
  60. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake: Tor, Sept
  61. Fish by Christine Taylor-Butler; Childrens Pr, Sept
  62. Insects and Spiders by Christine Taylor-Butler;  Childrens Pr, Sept
  63. Once we were here: the hybrid chronicles by Kat Zang. Harper Collins, 17 Sept
  64. Invasion by Walter Dean Myers; Scholastic October
  65. My basmati bat mitzvah by Paula Freeman; Amulet Books, October
  66. Champion by Marie Lu; Putnam; October
  67. Ehrich Weisz chronicle: Devil Island by Marty Chan; Fitzhenry & Whiteside, October
  68. Killer of enemies by Joseph Bruchac; Lee and Low, October
  69. City of Death An Ash Mistry Novel by Sarwat Chadda; Scholastic 29 Oct
  70. Tiger girl by Mary-Lee Chai; GemmaMedia, October
  71. Angel de la luna and the 5th glorious mystery by M. Evelina Galang; Coffee House Press, Nov
  72. True Story by NiNi Simone; KTeen/Dafina, 26 Nov
  73. Champion by Marie Lu; Putnam Juvenile, 5 Nov
  74. The Trap by Andrew Fukuda; St. Martin’s Griffin; 5 Nov
  75. He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander; Amistad, 19 Nov
  76. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Sandra Ee; Skyscrape, 19 Nov
  77. Control by Lydia King; Dial Books; 26 Dec

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