Booklist 2021

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1 Jan Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan. McMillan
1 Jan The Scrumptious Life of Azaleah Lane (Azaleah Lane #3) by Nikki Shannon Smith and Gloria Felix. Picture Window Books.
5 Jan The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson. FSG
5 Jan Baseball’s Leading Lady :Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues by Andrea Willams. Roaring Brook Press DEBUT
5 Jan Goldie Vance The Hocus Pocus Hoax by Lilliam Rivera. Little Brown Books.
5 Jan Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant.  Balzer+Bray
5 Jan It’s All Love by Jenna Ortega. Random House
5 Jan Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance ed. by Nikki Grimes. Bloomsbury
5 Jan The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake. Scholastic
5 Jan Meow or Never by Jazz Taylor [Jessica Lewis]. Scholastic. DEBUT
5 Jan One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite. Inkyard
5 Jan The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige. HMH
5 Jan Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis. Inkyard
5 Jan Root Magic by Eden Royce. Walden Pond Press. YA Debut
5 Jan The Sea in Winter by Christine Day. Heartdrum
5 Jan Shaking Up the House by Yamile Saied Méndez. HarperCollins
5 Jan When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris. Quill Tree Books
5 Jan A Universe of Wishes ed. by Dhonielle Clayton. Crown Books
12 Jan Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink. Feiwel and Friends.
12 Jan The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nahisi Coates. Delacorte.
12 Jan Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Brown. Crown Books.
12 Jan City of the Plague God by Sarat Chadda. Disney/Riordan DEBUT
12 Jan Clues to the Universe by Christina Li. Quill Tree Books.HarperCollins. DEBUT
12 Jan Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. Balzer+Bray
12 Jan The Meet Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson. Simon & Schuster. DEBUT
12 Jan The Mirror Season by Ann-Marie McLemore. Feiwel and Friends
19 Jan Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alson. Balzer+Bray
19 Jan The Comeback by E. L. Shen. FSG DEBUT
19 Jan If I tell You the Truth by Jasmin Kaur. HarperCollins
19 Jan Last Night At the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. Dutton
19 Jan Rise of the Red Hand (The Mechanists #1) by Olivia Chadha.  Erewhon. DEBUT
19 Jan We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawlya) by Hafsay Jaizai. FSG
19 Jan Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
21 Jan Islamophobia: Deal with it in the name of peace by Safia Saleh and Hana Shafi. Lorimar
26 Jan The Knockout by Sanji Patel. Flux
26 Jan  Shadow City (City of Steel and Diamond) by Francesca Flores. Wednesday Books
26 Jan Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles. Random House. DEBUT
26 Jan While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown. Quill Tree Books. DEBUT
26 Jan Wings of Ebony by J. Elle. Denene Millner Books/Simone & Schuster. DEBUT
26 Jan Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez. Page Street Kids.


1 Feb The Greatest SuperPower by Alex Sanchez Capstone
2 Feb The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood. Doubleday
2 Feb Crocodile Rescue: WIld Survival #1 by Melissa Cristina Máequez. Scholastic.
2 Feb Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado. Holiday House. DEBUT
2 Feb Flood City by Danile José Older. Scholastic.
2 Feb Muted by Tami Charles. Scholastic
2 Feb On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu. Erewhon
2 Feb Love is A Revolution by Renée Watson. Bloomsbury
2 Feb A Pho Love Story by Loan Le. Simon & Schuster. DEBUT
2Feb Shuri: The Vanished (Black Panther #2) by Nic Stone. Scholastic
2 Feb A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen. Razorbill. DEBUT
2 Feb The Year I Flew Away by Marie Arnold. Versify. DEBUT
2 Feb Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson. Sourcebooks Fire. DEBUT
7 Feb One Carefree Day by Whitney Amazeen. Swan Pages Publishing DEBUT
9 Feb Ancestor Approved by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Heartdrum
9 Feb The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna. Delacorte. DEBUT
9 Feb The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey Eventfall #1) by Julie Kagawa. Inkyard Press
9 Feb A Pho Love Story by Loan Le. Simon and Schuster
16 Feb Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses [Craig S. Phillips and Harold Hayes Jr] and Teho Gangi. GP Putnam’s Sons
16 Feb Reaper of Souls (Kingdom of Souls #2) by Rena Barron. HarperTeen
16 Feb Renegade Flight (Rebelwing #2) by Andrea Tang. Razorbill
23 Feb Reckless Glorious Girl by Ellen Hagan. Bloomsbury
23 Feb Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers by Juliet Menédez. Henry Holt & Co DEBUT
23 Feb Like Home by Louisa Onome. Delacorte. DEBUT
23 Feb Nubia Real One by L L McKinney. DC Comics
23 Feb The Sea Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas by Maria Garcia Esperon, illustrated by Amanda Mijangos, translated by David Bowles. Levine Querido.
23 Feb Some Other Now by Sarah Everett. HMH
23 Feb Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame by Supriya Kelkar. Tu Books

2 Mar Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama. Delacorte
2 Mar Home Is Not A Country by Safia Elhillo. Make Me A World
2 Mar Infinity Reaper by Adam Silvera. Quill Tree
2 Mar Firekeepers Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Henry Holt. DEBUT
2 Mar List of Ten by Halli Gomez Sterling Childrens
2 Mar Once Upon A Quinceañera by Monica Gomez Hira. HarperTeen.
2 Mar The Queen’s Secret (The Queen’s Secret, #2) by Melissa de la Cruz. GP Putnam’s Sons
2 Mar Red Tigress (Blood Heir Trilogy, #2) by Amélie Wen Zhao. Delacorte
2 Mar Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed. Little, Brown
2 Mar Untold: Defining Moments of the Uprooted ed. by Gabrielle Deonath and Kamini Ramdeen. Mascot Books
2 Mar Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi. Simon and Schuster
3 Mar The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu. G.P. Putnam’s Sons
9 Mar American Betiya by Anuradha Rajurker. Knopf
9 Mar The Immortal Boy by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez, translated by David Bowles. Levine Querido.
9 Mar Noelle The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk. Penguin Workshop
9 Mar When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert. Simon and Schuster
15 Mar The Descent of the Drowned by Ana Lal Din.White Tiger Press
16 Mar Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (Young Adult Edition): A History of the Hip Hop Generation by Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook. Wednesday Books
16 Mar The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris. Simon and Schuster
16 Mar Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Henry Holt & Co. DEBUT
16 March Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora. Flux
16 Mar The One Thing You’d Save by Linda Sue Park and Robert Sae-Heng. Clarion
16 Mar The Place Beyond Her Dreams by Oby Aligwekwe. Eclat Books
16 Mar A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy. GP Putnam’s Sons
23 Mar Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas. Swoon Reads
23 Mar Renegade Flight by Andrea Tang. Razorbill
23Mar The Theft of Sunlight (Dauntless Path, #2) by Intisar Khanani. HarperTeen
23 Mar Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger by Margarita Engle.
23 Mar Bruised by Tanja Boteju. Razorbill

6 Apr Amber’s Song by Kaitlyn Pitts, Camryn Pitts and Olivia Pitts. ZonderKidz
6 Apr Aru Sha and the City of Gold (Pandava Book 4) by Roshani Chokshi. Disney/Riordan
6 Apr Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition by Anton Treuer. Levine Querido
6 Apr Fearless by Mandy Gonzalez. Aladdin
6 Apr From A Whispter to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo. Norton Young Readers.
6 Apr The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Simon and Schuster.
6 Apr Merci Suárez Can’t Dance by Meg Medina. Candlewick
6 Apr Oculta by Maya Motayne. Balzer + Bray
6 Apr Squad Goals by Erika J. Kendrick. Little, Brown
6 Apr Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp. Little, Brown
6 Apr Virginia Apgar by Sayantani DasGupta, Chelsea Clinton and Gillian Flint. Philomel
6 Apr Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan. Scholastic.
13 Apr Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera. DEBUT
13 Apr It Doesn’t Take a Genius by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Six Foot Press
13 Apr Yang Warriors by Kao Kalia Yang and Billy Taho. U. of Minnesota Press
20 Apr The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur. Feiwel and Friends
20 Apr Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannan Smart. HarperTeen
21 Apr Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan. Scholastic
27 Apr Anna K: Away (Anna K, #2) by Jenny Lee. Flatiron
27 Apr The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures by Christian Allaire. Annick,
27 Apr Spirit Untamed: The Movie Novel by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez. Little, Brown Books.


1 May Manga Classics Othello adapted by Crystal S. Chan, illus. by Julien Choy. Manga Classics
3 May Sculptor Woodrow Nash: How I Search for My Ancestors by Woodrow Nash with Shelley Fraser Mickle. Pelican Publishing
4 May All Kinds of Other by James Sie. Quill Tree
4 May Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan. Inkyard
4 May Escape: One Day We Had To Run by Ming and Wah. Lantana
4May Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney. HarperTeen
4 May Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh. HarperCollins
4 May The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores. Bloomsbury
4 May High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip by Melissa de la Cruz. Disney-Hyperion
4 May Hurricane Summer by Asah Bromfield. Wednesday Books
4 May Indivisible by Daniel Aleman.  Little, Brown Books
4 May The Last Fallen Star (A Gifted Clans Novel) by Graci Kim. Disney/Hyperion
4 May Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joen Makonnen. Scholastic
4 May Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee. G P Putnam’s Sons
4 May Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly. Greenwillow
4 May Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee. Quill Tree
4 May The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He. Roaring Brook Press
4 May The Secret of the Himalayas by Adam Gidwitz and Hena Khan, illus. by Hatem Aly. Dutton
4 May Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon. Dial Books
4 May They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood by Sugar Rodgers. Akashic Books/Black Shee
4 May The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He.
4 May Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy by Emmanuel Acho. Roaring Brook Press
11 May Angel & Hannah : A Novel in Verse by Ishle Yi Park. One World Publishing
11 May From Little Tokyo, with Love by Sarah Kuhn. Viking Books
11 May Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young. Heartdrum. DEBUT
11 May Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission by Zanib Mian and Nasaya Mafaridik. GP Putnam’s Sons
11 May Son of the Storm (The Nameless Republic #1) by Suyi Davies Okungbowa. Orbit Books. DEBUT.
11 May Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas. Amulet Books. DEBUT
11 May The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga. Balzer +Bray
11 May Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass. Balzer + Bray
11 May Unsettled by Reem Faruqi. HarperCollins DEBUT
12 May Planting Peace: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Gwendolyn Hooks and Margaux Carpentier. Crocodile
18 May The Dragon Path by Ethan Young. Scholastic/Graphix
18 May Enduring Freedom by Trent Reedy and Jawad Arash. Algonquin
18 May The Force of Fire by Sayantani DasGupta. Scholastic Press
18 May Made in Korea by Sarah Suk. Simon and Schuster
18 May The Marvelous Mizra Girls by Sheba Karim. Quill Tree
18 May Off the Record by Camryn Garrett. Knopf
18 May On the Hook by Francisco Stork. Scholastic
18 May Ophie’s Ghost by Justina Ireland. Balzer + Bray
18 May Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi. G.P. Putnam’s Sons
18 May That Thing About Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar. Simon and Schuster
25 May Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar. Page Street Kids
25 May Misfit in Love by S. K. Ali. Salaam Reads
25 May Pawcasso by Remy Lai. Henry Holt
25 May Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai. Poppy
25 May A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams Garcia. Quill Tre25 May
25 MayTokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean. Flatiron
25 May Where Wonder Grows by Xelena González, illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos Press.
28 May Soraya and the Dragon by Salima Alikhan, illus. by Atieh Sohrabi and Jennifer Naalchiga. Reycraf
31 Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín: My Story of Cinco de Mayo/ Mi versión del Cinco de Mayo by Jose Angel Gutierrez. Arte Público.
31 May Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona/El primer gobernador Latino de Arizona by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford. Arte Público.
31 May Reservations Required by Estela Bernal. Arte Público.


1 June A Chorus Rises A Song Below Water Novel by Bethany Morrow. Tor Teen
1 June Continuum (Pocket Change Collective) by Chella Man. Penguin Workshop
1 June An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi. HarperCollins
1 June Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon. Delacorte
1 June Kevin Makes a Movie by Kevin Hart, Geoff Rodkey and David Cooper. Crown Books
1 June Mile Morales Shock Waves, an original Spider-Man graphic novel by Justin Reynolds, illustrated by Pablo Leon. Graphix
1 June The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons. Dial Books. DEBUT
1 June Rea and the Blood of the Nectar (The Chronicles of Astranthia) by Payal Doshi. Mango and Marigold Press. DEBUT
1 June Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud. Scholastic
1 June Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Heartdrum/HarperCollins
1 June Sonia Sotomayor (She Persisted) by Meg Medina, Chelsea Clinton and Alexandria Boiger. Philomel Books
1 June Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park. Sourcebook Fire
6 June Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne. Scholastic. DEBUT
8 June Curse of the Forgotten City by Alex Aster. Sourcebooks
8 June Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun by Jonny Garze Villa. Skyscape/Amazon. DEBUT
8 June Love & Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura. HarperTeen
8 June The Marvelous by Clarie Kann. Swoon Reads
8 June Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac. Dial Books
8 June Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz and Fahmida Azim. Kokila
8 June Fire With Fire by Destiny Soria. HMH
8 June We’re In This Together: A Young Readers Edition of We Are Not Here to be Bystanders by Linda Sarsour. Salaam Reads/Simon and Schuster
10 June Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide. Feiwel and Friends. DEBUT
12 June Of Princes and Promises (Rosetta Academy) by Sandhya Menon. Simon and Schuster
15 June Animal Rescue Friends by Gina Loveless and Meika Hashimoto, illus. by Genevieve Kote. Andrews McMeel Publishing
15 June Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury. Margaret K. McElderry Books
15 June Broken Web (Shamanborn series) by Lori M. Lee. Page Street
15 June Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom by Whit Taylor, illus. by Kazimir Lee. Little, Brown
15 June The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor.  Kokila
15 June Mischief and Mayhem #1: Born to Be Bad by Ken Lamug. Katherine Tegen Books
15 June Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal and Doshi. Mango and Marigold Press. DEBUT
15 June Sisters Of The Snake by Sasha Nanua and Sarena Nanua. HarperTeen. DEBUT
22 June Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year by Nina Hamza. Quill Tree Books
22 June Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, NicStone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon. Quill Tree
22 June Chunky written and illustrated by Yehudi Mercado. Katherine Tegen Books
22 June Darling by K. Ancrum. Imprint
22 June The Lady or the Lion by Aamna Qureshi. Camcat Books
22 June Rising Like a Storm (Wrath of Ambar) by Tanaz Bhathena. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
25 June One Land, Many Nations, vol. 1 by Traci Sorell and Lee Francis IV; illustrated by Jesse Hummingbird. Reycraft Books
29 June The Chariot at Dusk by Swati Teerdhala. Katherine Tegen Books
29 June Generation Misfits by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
29 June Kingdom of Animals #3: Fish of Fury by Meng and Slaium; illustrated by Black Ink Team. Papercutz
29 June Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota, illus. by J.R. Doyle. Amulet Books.
29 June This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron. Bloomsbury
29 June A War of Swallowed Stars by Sangu Mandanna. Sky Pony Press


6 July Escape from …Hurrican Katrina by Judy Allen Dodson and Nigel Chilvers. Little Bee Books
6 July Kiki Kalira Breaks A Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna. Viking
6 July Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse  by Chantel Acevedo. Balzer + Bray
July Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne. Scholastic
6July Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim. Knopf
6 July Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil. Soho Teen
6 July Swimming with Sharks Wild Rescue #2 by Melissa Cristina Márquez. Scholastic
6 July TIme Villains by Victor Piñeiro. Sourcebooks
8 July Trials (The Lost Tribes) by Christine Taylor-Butler. Move Books
13 July Maya and the Robot by Eve Ewing. Kokila
13 July Quincredible #2: The Hero Within by Rodney Barnes and Selina Epiritu. Oni Press
13 July The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison. Inkyard
13 July The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass. GP Putnam’s Sons. DEBUT
13 July XOXO by Axie Oh. HarperCollins
16 July  Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson. Scholastic


1 Aug Aquí era el paraíso (Here Was Paradise) by Humberto Ak’abal, illus. by Amelia Lau Carling. Groundwood Books
1 Aug Brown Boy Nowhere by Sheeryl Lim. Groundwood Books
3 Aug Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood edited by Kwame Mbalia. Random/Delacorte
3 Aug The Great Destroyers by Caroline Tung Richmond. Scholastic
3 Aug How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao. Bloomsbury YA
3 Aug Hurricane: My Story of Resilience by Salvador Gómez-Colón. Norton Young Readers
3 Aug Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai by Debbi Michiko Florence. Scholastic
3 Aug Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad. Soho Teen
3 Aug Pax Sampson #1: The Cookout by Rashad Doucet and Jason Reeves. Oni Press
3 Aug Sugar Town Queens by Maila Nunn. G. P. Putnam’s Sons
3 Aug The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad. Margaret K. McElderry Books
3 Aug Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark, James S. Hirsch. Candlewick
10 Aug The Champion (Contender series book 3) by Taran Matharu. Feiwel and Friends
10 Aug How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland. Simon Pulse
10 Aug Manatee’s Best Friend by Sylvia Liu. Scholastic
10 Aug The Many Meanings of Meilan by Andrea Wang. Kokila
10 Aug Rise Up from the Embers by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons. Balzer+Bray
10 Aut The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis. Tor Teen
17 Aug Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Veronica Chambers and the New York Times. Versify
17 Aug The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera. Levine Queride
17 Aug Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America, edited by Margarita Longoria. Philomel Books
17 Aug Me (Moth) by Amber McBride. Feiwel and Friends
17 Aug Threads of Peace by Uma Krishnaswami. Atheneum
31 Aug Dovey Undaunted : A Black Woman Breaks Barries in the Law, the Military and the Ministry by Tonya Bolden. Norton Young Readers
31 Aug Neverforgotten by Alejandra Algorta, trans. by Aida Salazar, illus. by Iván Rickenmann. Levine Querido
31 Aug Fast Pitch by Nic Stone. Crown Books
31 Aug Tobyn the It Girl (Flyy Girls) by Ashley Woodfolk. Penguin Workshop


2 Sept African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends by Wendy Shearer. Scholastic
7 Sept The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley. Margaret K. McElderry
7 Sept Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman. Nancy Paulsen
7 Sept A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C. B. Lee. Feiwel and Friends
7 Sept Hoop Kings 2: New Royalty by Charles R. Smith. Candlewick
7 Sept How Can We Go Back to America? Voices of Japanese American Incarceration During WWII by Susan H. Kamei. Simon and Schuster
7 Sept The Jasmine Project by Meredith Ireland. Simon and Schuster
7 Sept Ms. Marvel: Stretched Thin by Nadia Shammas, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali. Graphix
7 Sept Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori Lee. Rick Riordan Presents
7 Sept Partly Cloudy by Tanita S. Davis. Katherine Tegen Books
7 Sept The Problem With the Other Side by Kwame Ivery. Soho Teen
7 Sept Small Town Monsters by Diana Rodriguez Wallach. Underlined
7 Sept So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow. Feiwel and Friends
7 Sept We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson. Little, Brown Books
7 Sept Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson. Carolrhoda Lab
7 Sept Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi. Quill Tree Books
7 Sept Zero O’Clock by C. J. Farley. Black Sheep
14 Sept Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs. Sourcebooks
14 Sept How to Find What You’re Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani. Kokila
14 Sept Idol Gossip by Alexandra Leigh Young. Walker Books Us
14 Sept It All Comes Back to You by Farah Naz Rishi. Quill Tree Books
14 Sept Kneel by Candace Buford. Inkyard Press
14 Sept Mighty Inside by Sundee T. Frazier. Levine Querido
14 Sept Not Here To Be Liked by Michelle Quach. Katherine Tegen Books
14 Sept Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown
14 Sept Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab by Priya Huq. Amulet
14 Sept Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear by Trang Nguyen, illus. by Jeet Zdung. Dial Books
14 Sept A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks. Katherine Tegen Books
14 Sept Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story by Lilliam Rivera and Steph C. DC Comics
14 Sept Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew. Penguin Teen
14 Sept White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson. Katherine Tegen Books
21 Sept All These Bodies by Kendare Blake. Quill Tree Books
21 Sept Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed. Litle Brown Books
21 Sept Black Was the Ink by Michelle Coles, illus. by Justin Johnson. Tu Books
21 Sept Cuba in My Pocket by Adrianna Cuevas. FSG
21 Sept The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi. Wednesday Books
21 Sept Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn T. O’Neil. Roaring Brook Press. DEBUT
21 Sept The Insiders by Mark Oshiro. HarperCollins
21 Sept Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao. Harper Teen
21 Sept The Leopard Behind the Moon by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev. Greenwillow Books
21 Sept A Man Called Horse: John Horse and the Black Seminole Underground Railroad by Glennette Tilley Turner. Abrams
21 Sept Maya and the Return of the Godlings by Rena Barron. Clarion
21 Sept Monstress vol 6: The Vow by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. Image Comics
21 Sept The Samosa Rebellion by Shanthi Sekaran. Katherine Tegen Books
21 Sept Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles. Scholastic
21 Sept We’re Better Than This: Young Readers’ Edition: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy by Elijah Cummings. HarperCollins
21 Sept When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez. Dial Books
28 Sept Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani, illus. by Julia Iredale. HarperCollins
28 Sept Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray. GP Putnam’s Sons
28 Sept For All Time by Shanna Miles. Simon and Schuster
28 Sept The Hungry Ghosts by Miguel Flores. Viking
28 Sept Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon. Candlewick
28 Sept Spellbound (The Black Panther) by Ronald L. Smith. Marvel Press
28 Sept Steelstriker (Skyhunter) by Marie Lu. Roaring Brook Press
30 Sept House of Glass Hearts by Leila Siddiqui. Yali Books


5 Oct Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert. Balzer + Bray
5 Oct Crazy Horse and Custer: Born Enemies by S.D. Nelson. Abrams Books for Young Readers
5 Oct Dreams of My Father Young People’s Edition: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama. Delacorte
5 Oct Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood by Brittney Cooper et al. Norton Young Readers
5 Oct The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo. Underlined
5 Oct Once More Upon A Time by Roshani Chokshi. Sourcebook Casablanca
5 Oct Playing the Cards You’re Dealt by Varian Johnson. Scholastic
5 Oct Punching Bag by Rex Ogle. Norton Young Readers
5 Oct Rise Up! How You Can Join the Fight Against Racism by Crystal Fleming. Holt
5 Oct Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illus. by Lisa Sterle. Greenwillow Books
5 Oct When Night Breaks. Janelle Angeles. Wednesday Books
5 Oct Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilley Segal. Sourcebook Fires
12 Oct Aristotle and Dante Into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Simon and Schuster
12 Oct Black Artists Shaping the World by Sharna Jackson. Thames and Hudson
12 Oct Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim South by Wade Hudson. Crown Books
12 Oct Dragonblood Ring by Amparo Ortiz. Page Street Kids
12 Oct The Interplanetary Expedition of Mars Patel by Sheela Chari. Walker Books Us
12 Oct Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan. HarperTeen
12 Oct The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker. Inyard
12 Oct Mighty Inside by Sundee Frazier. Levine Querido
12 Oct Polo Cowboy by G. Neri, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson. Candlewick
12 Oct Recognize: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life ed. by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Hudson. Crown Books
12 Oct Thirty Talks Weird Love by Alessandra Narváez Varela. Cinco Puntos
19 Oct Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui. Scholastic
19 Oct Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez. Scholastic
19 Oct Hunting the Stars by Cherie Dimaline. Amulet
19 Oct Keeping It Real by Paula Chase. Greenwillow
19 Oct The Last Chance for Logan County (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) by Lamar Giles, illus. by Derick Brooks. Versify
19 Oct The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham. Tu Books
19 Oct Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno. Little, Brown
19 Oct The Witch Owl Parliament by David Bowles and Raúl the Third, coloring by Stacey Robinson, lettering by Damian Duffy. Tu Books
19 Oct Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood. Wednesday Books
26 Oct  How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino, trans. by Bruno Navasky. Algonquin
26 Oct Living with Viola by Rosena Fung. Annick Press
26 Oct Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau. First Second
26  Oct Miosotis Flores Never Forgets by Hilda Eunice Burgos. Tu Books
26 Oct Rest Easy by Warona Jolomba. Wattpad
26 Oct We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera. Bloomsbury
31 Oct Chances in Disguise by Diana J. Noble. Piñata Press
31 Oct Chronicles of a Luchador by Ray Villareal. Piñata Press
31 Oct Vincent Vetura and the Curse of the Weeping Woman by Xavier Garza. Piñata Press


1 Nov
Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Penguin Australia
Tahira in Bloom by Farah Heron. Amazon/Skyscap
2 Nov
Black Ballerinas by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Salena Barnes. Aladdin
Fat Angie: Homecoming by e. E. Charlton-Truijillo. Candlewick
Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim. Scholastic
Girls of Fae and Fury (Girls of Paper and Fire) by Natasha Ngan. Jimmy Patterson
Huda F Are You? by Huday Fahmay. Dial Books
Jade Fire Gold by June C. L. Tan. HarperTeen. DEBUT
Manu: A Graphic Novel by Kelly Fernández. Graphix
A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown. Balzer + Bray
Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen. Random House
The Swag is in The Socks by Kelly J. Baptist. Crown Books
Sway with Me by Syed M. Masood. Little, Brown Books
Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed by Saraciea J. Fennell. Flatiron Books
You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao. Macmillan/Wednesday
9 Nov
Himawari House by Harmony Becker. First Second
Feather and Flame (Queen’s Council) by Liva Blackburne. Disney Hyperion
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger. Levine Querido
WIthin These WIcked Walls by Lauren Blackwood. Wednesday Books
Year of he Reaper by Makilia Lucier. Clarion
11 Nov
The Book of Black Inventors and Scientists by M. J. Fievre, illustrated by Kim Balacuit. Dragonfruit
14 Nov
Every Leaf a Hallelujah by Ben Okir. Apollo
16 Nov
Bounce Back by Misako Rocks. Feiwel and Friends
Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.
Our Violent Ends by (These Violent Delights) by Chloe Gong. Margaret K. McElderry Books
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger. Levine Querido
Journey to the Heart of the Abyss by London Shah. Little, Brown
Tidesong by Wendy Xu. Quill Tree
23 Nov
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon. Candlewick
30 Nov
Stuntboy, In the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Raúl the Third. Atheneum


7 Dec
Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman. Viking Books
Girl Giant and the Jade War by Van Hoang. Roaring Brook Press
Saving the Day: Garrett Margan’s Live-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signaling by Karyn Parsons and R. Gregory Christie. Little, Brown
The Upper World by Femi Fadugba. HarperTeen

21 Dec
Segregated Skies: David Harris’s Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers by Michael Cottman. National Geographic Books
She Persisted: Oprah Winfrey by Renée Watson. Philomel Books

28 Dec
Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera.
Honest June by Tina Wells and Brittney Bondy. Random House
She Raised Her Voice!: 50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way Into Music History by Jordannah Elizabeth and Briana Dengoue. Running Press Kids
What Was The Harlem Renaissance? by Sherri L. Smith and Tim Foley. Penguin Workshop