1 Jan
The Doomed Search for the Lost City of Z by Cindy Rodriguez and Martin Bustamante. Capstone

 4 Jan
African Town by Charles Waters and Irene Latham. G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ’Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood. Versify
The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey by Echo Brown. Christy Ottaviano Books
The Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown. Scholastic Press
How to Fight Racism: A Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice (Young Reader’s Edition) by Jemar Tisby and Josh Mosey. Zonderkidz
In Every Generation by Kendare Blake. DisneyHyperion
The Ivory Key (The Ivory Key Duology) by Akshaya Raman. Clarion
The Kindred by Alechia Dow. Inkyard
One True Loves by Elise Bryand. HarperTeen
Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Crown
Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in American (YA adaption) by Candacy Taylor. Amulet Books
Pizza My Heart: A Wish Novel by Rhiannon Richarson. Scholastic
Pauli Murray: The Life of A Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activity by Rosita Stevens-Holsey and Terry Catasus Jennings. Yellow Jacket
She Persisted: Coretta Scott King by Kelly Starling Lyons and Gillian Flint. Philomel
Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes. Bloomsbury
Symbiosis (Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #3) by Nick Stone. Scholastic

5 Jan
The Upper World by Femi Fadugba. HarperTeen

11 Jan
Ain’t burned All The Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Ashes of Gold (Wings of Ebony) by J. Elle. Denene Millner/Simon and Schuster
Courage: My Story of Persecution (I, Witness) ed. by Zainab Nasrati Jan, Zoë Ruiz, Amanda Uhle and Dave Eggers. Norton
Mango Delight: Mango All the Time by Fracaswell Hyman. Sterling Children’s Books
The Monarchs (The Ravens) by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige. Clarion
When Winter Robeson Came by Brenda Woods. Nancy Paulsen Books
Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott?: Rosa Parks: A Who HQ Graphic Novel by Insha Fitzpatrick, Abelle Hayford and Hanna Schroy. Penguin Workshop
Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne. Crown Books

18 Jan
Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor. Viking
Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party by J.G. Martin, J. Bloom & W.E. Martin Jr. Levine Querido
The Mirror Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton. Disney-Hyperion
The Witch’s Apprentice (Dragons in a Bag) by Zetta Elliott. Random House

25 Jan
Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor’s Life by Marilyn Nelson. Christy Ottaviano Books
Dream Annie, Dream by Waka T. Brown. Quill Tree Books
The Keeper by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. HarperCollins
Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen. HarperTeen
Mister Miracle: The Great Escape by Varian Johnson. DC Comics
The Red Palace by June Hur. Feiwel & Friends
Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma Otheguy. Knopf
Star Child by Ibi Zoboi. Penguin Dutton


1 Feb
And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems by Erica Martin. Philomel
Black History Matters by Robin Walker. Franklin Watts
Black Panther Spellbound by Ronald L. Smith. Marvel Press
Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar J. Perry. Bloomsbury
Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson. Little, Brown
The Iron Sword (The Iron Fey: Evenfall #2) by Julie Kagawa. Inkyard
Kemosha of the Caribbean by Alex Wheatle. Black Sheep
Magical Boy vol 1 by The Kao. Graphix
Me and White Supremacy: Young Readers’ Editiion by Layla Saad. Sourcebooks Explore
Star Wars The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel José Older, Disney Lucasfilm Press
Murder of Crows (Lethal Lit, Novel #1) by K. Ancrum. Scholastic Inc.
Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee. Crown
The Supernatural Society by Rex Ogle. Inkyard Press
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi. HarperCollins
When the World Turned Upside Down by K. Ibura. Scholastic
Wishing Upon the Same Stars by Jacquetta Nammar Feldman. Harper Collins

8 Feb
Bold Words from Black Women Inspiration and Truths from 50 Extraordinary Leaders by Tamara Pizzoli and Monica Ahanonu. S&S/Millner
Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow. Dutton Books
A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow. Quill Tree Books
Cold by Mariko Tamaki. Roaring Brook Press
Lulu and Milagro’s Search for Clarity by Angela Velez. Balzer + Bray
Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams. Little, Brown
No Filters and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado. Holiday House
Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie. Feiwel & Friends
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon. Dial Books
You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen. Inkyard Press

15 Feb
Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi. Knopf
The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian. Balzer + Bray
Even When Your Voice Shakes by Ruby Yayra Goka. Norton Young Readers
Every Leaf a Hallelujah by Ben Okri, illus. by Diana Ejaita. Apollo
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier. Versify
Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space by Zoraida Córdova. Wednesday Books
Rima’s Rebellion Courage in a Time of Tyranny by Margarita Engle. Atheneum
A Spark Within the Forge: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel by Sabaa Tahir. Archaia

22 Feb
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh. Feiwel & Friends
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures vol. 2 by Daniel Jose Older. IDW
Stranger the Things: Erica the Great by Danny Lore, Greg Pak and Valeria Favoccia. Dark Horse Books
The Turning Point by Vanessa L. Torres. Knopf

1 Mar
Adora and the Distance by Mark Bernardin. Dark Horse Comics
Alicia Keys Girl of Fire by Alicia Keys and Andrew Weiner; illustrated by Brittney Williams. Harper Alley
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir. Razorbill
Blood Scion (Blood Scion #1) by Deborah Falaye. HarperTeen
Caprice by Coe Booth. Scholastic
Crimson Reign (Blood Heir #3) by Amélie Wen Ahao. Delacorte
The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah. Carolrhoda Lab
Debating Darcy by Sayantani DasGupta. Scholastic
Every Variable of Us by Charles A. Bush. Flux
Let’s Do Everything and Nothing by Julia Kuo. Roaring Brook Press
The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta. Farrar, Strausand Giroux
Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa by Julian Randall. Henry Holt & C
Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore. Feiwel and Friends

8 Mar
Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way by Khristi Lauren Adams. Beaming Books
Cinder & Glass by Melissa de la Cruz. G. P. Putnams & Sons
Diamond Park by Phillippe Diederich. Dutton
Forest Fighter: The Story of Chico Mendes by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Margaux Carpentier. Chronicle
Great or Nothing by Joy McCullough, Caroling Tung Richmond, Jessica Spotswood, and Tess Sharpe. Delacorte
Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore. Feiwel and Friends
Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhese American by Laura Gao. Balzer+Bray
New From Here by Kelly Yang. Simon and Schuster
Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel by Ibi Zoboi, illus. by Noa Denmon. Marvel Press
The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra. Disney Hyperion
Those Kids from Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly. Greenwillow Books
Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi. Feiwel and Friends
Turning by Joy L. Smith. Denene Millner Books
Squire by Sara Ahfageeh and Nadia Shammas. Quill Tree
A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee. Clarion
Wave by Diana Farid; illustrated by Kris Goto. Cameron Kids
Wingbearer by Majorie Liu; illustrated by Teny Issakhanian. Quill Tree

14 Mar

The Black Hole by L. Marie Wood. Mocha Memoirs Press

15 Mar
Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros. Quill Tree
Isla to Island by Alexis Castellanos. Atheneum
Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters. Viking
Wrong Side of the Court by H.N. Khan. Penguin Teen

22 Mar
The City of Dusk (The Dark Gods #1) by Tara Sim. Orbit
Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram. Dial
The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah. Carolrhoda Lab
Troublemaker by John Cho. Little, Brown

29 Mar
A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) by Judy I. Lin. Feiwel and Friends
Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson. Sourcebooks Fire


2 Apr
Afrotistic by Kala Allen Omeiza. I’m Heard. YA

4 Apr
Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk. Versify

5 Apr
Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate. Disney-Hyperion
Boulevard of Dreams (Fearless #2) by Mandy Gonzalez and Brittany J. Thurman. Aladdin MG
Chasing Jaguars (Wild Survival #3) by Melissa Cristina Márquez. Scholastic
The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart by Chesil, trans. by Takami Nieda. Soho Teen. YA
A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser. Clarion Books
Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt. Knopf
Gold Mountain by Betty G. Yee. Carolrhoda Lab.
The Great Wall Through Time a 2,700-Year Journey Along The World’s Greatest Wall by Du Fei. DK Children
Heartbreak Symphony by Laekan Zea Kemp. Little, Brown
Horse Country: Can’t Be Tamed (Horse Country #1) by Yamile Saied Méndez. Scholastic
A Perfect Score (Hunt A Killer Original Novel) by A. M. Ellis. Scholastic
It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds. Scholastic Press
Karma’s World: Viral Video Showdown by Jehan Madhan. Scholastic
Karthik Delivers by Sheela Chari. Abrams
K-Pop Revolution by Stephan Lee. Scholastic/Point. YA
The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei by Christina Matula. Inkyard. MG
Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk. YA
Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortaliy (A Pandava Novel book 5) by Roshani Chokshi. Disney/Riordan MG
Saving Earth: Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, illus. by Tim Foley. FSG
Scout’s Honor by Lily Anderson. Henry Holt
Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl (The Society of Explorers and Adventurers) by Julie Kagawa. Disney Hyperion MG
Simon B. Rhymin’ Takes a Stand (Simon B. Rhymin’ 2) by Dwayne Reed. Little, Brown
Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega. (Scholastic Press. MG
You Are More Than Magic: The Black and Brown Girls’ Guide to Finding Your Voice by Minda Harts. Dial Books

12 Apr
An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X. R. Pan. Little, Brown
Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda. Tu Books
Dragon City (Dragon Realm #3) by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang. Union Square Kids
High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez. Levine Querido
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat. Candlewick
The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson. Candlewick
Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Red Panda and Moon Bear: The Curse of the Evil Eye (Book 2) by Jarod Roselló. Top Shelf Productions 
We Have A Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Color Protecting the Planet by Mya-Rose Craig, illustrated by Sabrean Khadija. Magic Cat

16 Apr
Chara in the Dark by Maya Chhabra. Enslow/West 44  YA
Flirting with Fate by J. C. Cervantes. Razorbill
Genesis Wars (Infinity Courts) by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Simon and Schuster
My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel. Amulet
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf. Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster
The Second Chance of Benjamin Waterfalls by James Bird. Feiwel and Friends
Shuri and T’Challa: Into the Heartlands by Roseanne A. Brown, illus. by Dika Araújo et al.. Graphix
Unfadeable by Maurice Broaddus. Katherine Tegen Books
Zara’s Rules by Hena Khan, illus. by Wastana Haikal. Salaam Reads. MG
Windmaker Vol 1 by Roye Okupe, Sunkanmie Akinboy and Toyin Anetunmobi. Dark Horse Press

26 Apr
In the Key of Us by Mariama Lockington. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller. Random House MG
Sci-Fu: It Takes 2 by Yehudi Mercado. Oni Press
Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend by Katie Zhao. Random House. MG


3 May
Amazona by Canizales. Graphic Universe.
Ballad & Dagger (an Outlaw Saints novel) by Daniel José Older. Disney/Riordan. Ages 12 and up.
BeYOUtiful: Radiate Confidence, Celebrate Difference and Express Yourself by Shelina Janmohamed. Wellbeck Children’s. ages 8-12
Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado. Sourcebook Fire. Ages 14 and up
Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney. HarperTeen. ages 12 and up
Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua. Clarion Books.
The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R. M. Romero. PeachTree Teen. ages 12 and up
The Hacienda by Isabel Cańas. Berkeley. Ages 12 and up
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed. Little, Brown. Ages 12 and up
How to Be the Best Third Wheel by Loridee de Villa. Wattpad. Ages 12 and up
Inheritance by Elizabeth Acevedo and illustrated by Andrea Pippins. Quill Tree Books. Ages 12 and up
Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon. Aladdin
The Marvellers (Marvellerverse #1) by Dhonielle Clayton, illus, by Khadijah Khatib. Henry Holt and Co. Ages 9-12.
Miss Quinces by Kat Fajardo. Graphic
The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim. Kokila. ages 12 and up
Power of Flight #1: A pick-Your-Path Adventure (Super You! #1) by Hena Khan and Andrea Menotti, illustrated by Yancey Labat. Penguin Workshop. Ages 8-12
The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan by Salma Hussain. Tundra Books. Ages 10-14
Shine On, Luz, Véliz! by Rebecca Becárcel. Chronicle Books. Ages 8-12
The Waiting Place: When Home Is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found by Dina Nayeri, illus. by Anna Bosch Miralpeix. Candlewick. ages 12-up
Unequal: A Story of America by Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Favreau.
An Unreliable Magic (A Hundred Names for Magic) by Rin Chupeco. Sourcebook. Ages 14 and up.

 10 May
Beauty and the Besharam by Lillie Vale. Viking. Ages 12 and up
Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalie Sylvester. Clarion Books.
Bright (Shine) by Jessica Jung. Simon and Schuster. Ages 12 and up
Café con Lychee by Emery Lee. Quill Tree Books.
A Show for Two by Tashie Bhulyan. Inkyard Press. ages 13 and up
The Summer of Bitter & Sweet by Jen Ferguson. Heartdrum. Ages 12 and up
Wildseed Witch (Book 1) by Marti Dumas. Amulet Books ages 10-14
Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Jay Zhao.  Margaret K. McElderry Books. ages 8-12

17 May
Cookies and Milk by Shawn Amos. Little, Brown. Ages 8-12
How to Live Without You by Sarah Everett. Clarion Books.
Join the Club, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno. Scholastic. Ages 8-12
Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes. Balzer+Bray
Once Upon a K-Pop Prom by Kat Cho. Disney-Hyperion. Ages 12 and up
Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Ages 14 and up

18 May
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean. Flatiron Books. ages 12 and up

24 May
Break This House by Candice Iloh. Penguin Young Readers. ages 9-12
I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn. Viking
Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda. Feiwel & Friends
Mae Makes a Way: The True Story of Mae Reeves, Hat & History Maker by Olugbemisola Rhudya-Perkovich. Ages 7-10
Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta. Balzer+Bray

31 May
All Signs Point to Yes ed. by G. Haron Davis, Cam Montgomery and Adrianne White. Inkyard
Deep in Providence by Riss M. Nelson. Henry Holt. ages 12 and up
Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe. Crown Books. Ages 12 and up
Flip the Script by Lyla Lee. Katherine Tegen Books.
Friends Fur-Ever (Must Love Pets #1) by Saadia Faruqi. Scholastice. ages 8-12
Kings of B’More by R. Eric Thomas. Kokila. ages 12 and up
A Kunwinjku Counting Book by Gabriel Maralngurra and Felicity Wright. Enchanted Lion Books. ages 6-10
Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American by Jasminne Mendez. Pinata Books. ages 12 and up
Love Radio by Ebony Ladelle. Simon and Schuster. ages 12 and up
The Merciless Ones (The Gilded Onese #2) by Namina Forna. Ages 12 and up
The One Who Loves You the Most by medina. Levine Querido. Ages 8-14.
Private Label by Kelly Yang. Katherine Tegen Books. ages 14 and up
Rethink the Internet: How to Make the Digital World a Lot Less Sucky by Trisha Prabhu. Philomel Books. Ages 8-12
Singing with Elephants by Margarita Engle. Viking. ages 8-12Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit by Jesse Q. Sutanto. Feiwel and Friends. ages 8-12
Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez. Wednesday Books. ages 13 and up
Zakiya’s Enduring Wounds (Roosevelt High School Series) by Gloria Valásquez. Arté Publico. Ages 12 and up


1 June
Only Pieces by Edd Tello, West 44 Books

6 June
Fireworks by Alice Lin. Underlined
Happy Monstah: An Action-Adventure Multicultural Graphic Novel by Tiana Scott and Nia Scott. Andrews MeMeel Publishing

7 June
Batter Royale by Leisl Adams. Amulet Books
Because of You, John Lewis by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Keith Henry Brown. Scholastic MG
Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid. Knopf
Bound for Home by Meika Hashimoto. Scholastic
The Do-Over by Jenny Torres. Scholastic
Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart. HarperTeen
Fibbed by Elizabeh Agyemang. Razorbill
From Me to You: The Power of Storytelling and it’s Inherent Generational Wealth – An African American Story by Deidra Moore. Mascot Books
Funny Gyal: My Fight Against Homophobia in Jamaica by Angeline Jackson, with Susan McClelland. Dundurn Press
The Loophole by Naz Kutub. Bloomsbury YA
The Lost Ryu by Emi Watanabe Cohen. Levine Querido
Omari McQueen’s Best Bites Cookbook by Omari McQueen. BuzzPop
The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang. Scholastic
She Persisted : Marian Anderson by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Gillian Flint. Philomel Books
This Place Is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian. Balzer+Bray
The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen. Running Press Kids
TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo. Viking Books
The Wonders We Seek: Thirty Incredible Muslims Who Helped Shape the World by Saadia Faruqi and Aneesa Mumtaz, illus. by Saffa Khan. Quill Tree Books
Zyla and Kai by Kristina Forest. Kokila

14 June
Chunky Goes to Camp by Yehudi Mercado. Katherine Tegen Books
The Cursed Bunny (Mischief & Mayhem #2) by Ken Lamug. Katherine Tegen Books
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tolá Okogwu. Margaret K. McElderry Books
The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho. HarperTeen
The Sun Does Shine: An Innocent Man, a Wrongful Conviction, and the Long Path to Justice (Young Readers ed.) by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Feiwel and Friends.
That Summer Night on Frenchman Street by Chris Clarkson. Tu Books

21 June
Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe García McCall. Tu Books
Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation by Sylvia Lu. Razorbill
In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo. Quill Tree Books
We Weren’t Looking to Be Found by Stephanie Kuehn. Disney Hyperion
This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart) by Kalynn Bayron. Bloomsbury YA

28 June
Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow. Margaret K. McElderry Books
The Black Girls Left Standing by Juliana Goodman. Feiwel and Friends.
The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar. HarperTeen
Friends Like These by Yamile Saied Mêndez. Scholastic
Godslayers (Gearbreakers) by Zoe Hana Mikuta. Feiwel and Friends
High Score by Destiny Howell. Scholastic
The Kaya Girl by Mamle Wolo. Little Brown Books
M is for Monster by Talia Dutton. Abrams Comic Arts-Surely
My Name Is Jason. Mine Too. by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan. Chicken House 
Treasure Tracks by Sallie Anne Rodriguez. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter by Zoraida Córdova. Scholastic


5 July
Boys I Know by Anna Gracia. Peachtree Teen
Chester Keen Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon. Wendy Lamb Book
The Darkening (The Darkening Duology) by Sunya Mara. Clarion
Monster Problems (Time Villiains) by Victor Piñero. Sourcebooks
Nura and the Immortal Palace by M. T. Khan. Jimmy Patterson
What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix by Tasha Suri. Feiwel & Friends

7 July
Ransoming the Captive by Traci L. Jones. Black Rose Writing

12 July
After Life (Blue Bloods) by Melissa de la Cruz. Disney-Hyperion
All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr. Simon & Schuster
Be Real Macy Weaver by Lakita Wilson. Viking
How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra. Fiewel & Friends
The Last Beekeeper by Pablo Cartaya. HarperCollins

19 July
Oblivion Rouge : The Hakkinen (vol 1) by Pap Souleye Fall and Saturday AM. Rockport Publishers
The Royal Trials (Last Gate Emperor #2)by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen. Scholastic
Something Wicked (Spirit Hunters) by Ellen Oh. HarperCollins
Twin Cities by Jose Pimienta. Random City Graphic

25 July
Beasts of Ruin by Ayana Gray. G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Elephant Girl by Ellen Banda-Aaku and James Patterson. Jimmy Patterson

26 July
Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min. Flatiron
Children of the Quicksands by Efua Traore. Chicken House Press
Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena by Julie C. Dao. FSG
Twice as Perfect by Louisa Onomé. Feiwel and Friends
Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen. Delacorte
The Witchery by S. Isabelle. Scholastic Press


2 Aug

Alliana, Girl of Dragons by Julie Abe. Little, Brown
Booked Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile Oblivion. Clarion
Coming up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic.
Fractured Path (The Mirror) by Jennifer Cervantes. Disney Hyperion.
A Girl’s Guide to Love & Magic Debbie Rigaud. Scholastic
I Rise by Marie Arnold. Versify
Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, illus. by Gabriela Epstein. Graphix
Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day by Kelly J. Baptist. Crown Books
It Sounds Like This by Anna Meriano. Viking
The Stone Child (The Misewa Saga) by David A. Robertson. Puffin Canada
Paula Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia. Rick Riordan
A Taste of Magic by J. Elle. Bloomsbury Children.
The Tyrell Show: Season One by Miles Grose, illus. by Shaz Enrico Lym. Scholastic
Walking Gentry Home by Alora Young. Hogarth
What’s Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla. Soho Teen

9 Aug

Blood Like Fate by Liselle Sambury. Margaret K. McElderry
Dragonfly Eyes by Cao Wenxuan. Candlewick
How You Grow Wings by Rimma Onoseta. Algonquin
Sisters of the Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis. Tor Teen
The Undead Truth of Us by Britney S. Lewis. Disney Hyperion

15 Aug
To Be Maya by Claudia Recinos Seldeen. West 44 Books.

16 Aug

It’s Her Story Josephine Baker: A Graphic Novel by Lauren Gamble, illus. by Markia Jenai. Sunbird Books
Merci Suárez Plays it Cool by Meg Medina. Candlewick
Tumble by Celia C. Pérez. Kokila

23 Aug

Azar on Fire by Olivia Abtahi. Nancy Paulsen Books
Lightlark (Lightlark #1) by Alex Aster. Amulet
This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves. Simon and Schuster
A Venom Dark and Sweet (The Book of Tea #2) by Judy I. Lin. Fiewel and Friends

30 Aug
Amari and the Great Game (Supernatural Investigations #2) by B. B. Alston. Balzer + Bray. MG
Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins. Underlined
Chupacarter by George Lopez and Ryan Calejo, illus. by Santy Gutierrez.
Dead Flip by Sara Farizan. Viking
The Dragon’s Promise (Six Crimson Cranes #2) by Elizabeth Lim. Knopf
Double O Stephen and the Ghostly Realm by Angela Ahn. Tundra Books
The Dragon’s Promise (Six Crimson Cranes #2) by Elizabeth Lim. Knopf
The Man or the Monster (The Marghazar Trials #2) by Aamna Qureshi. CamCat Books
Once I Was You: Finding My Voice and Passing the Mic by Maria Hinojosa. Simon and Schuster
Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas. Dutton
Three Kisses, One Midnight A novel by Roshani Chokshi. Wednesday Books


6 Sept
Abuela, Don’t Forget Me by Rex Ogle. Norton
Adrift by Tanya Guerrero. FSG
The Beginnings: 1939 (Exploring Civil Rights) by Jay Leslie. Franklin Watts
Black Panther: Uprising (The Young Prince) by Ronald Smith. Marvel Press
The Bluest Sky by Christina Diaz Gonzalez. Knopf
Curse on Spectacle Key by Chantel Acevedo. Balzer+Bray
Daughters of the Dawn by Sasha Nanua and Serena Nanua. HarperTee
Eden’s Everdark by Karen Strong. Simon & Schuster
The Family Izquierdo by Rubén Degaliado. W. W. Norton & Co
Film Makers: 15 Groundbreaking Women Directors (Women of Power #5) by Lyn Miller-Lachmann and Tanisia Moore. Chicago Review Press
Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston. Bloomsbury
Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan. PUSH
Moonflower by Kacen Calender. Scholastic.
Monsters Born & Made by Tanvi Berwah. Sourcebooks Fire
The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs. Sourcebooks
Our Shadows Have Claws by Yamile Saied Méndez, Amparo Ortiz; illustrated by Ricardo López Ortiz. Algonquin
Prank Day by Kel Mitchell. Thomas Nelson
Self-Made Boys by Ann-Maria McLemore. Feiwel and Friends
Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting by Roseanne A. Brown. Rick Riordan Presents
Shot Clock by Caron Butler and Justin A. Reynolds. Katherine Tegen Books
Sweet and Sour by Debbi Michiko Florence. Scholastic
The Sunbearer Trials (Sunbearer Duology#1) by Aiden Thomas. Feiwel and Friends
The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat, illus. by Joanna Cacao. Scholastic Graphix
They Call Her Fregona: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles. Kokila
We Were the Fire: Birmingham 1963 by Shelia P. Moses. Nancy Paulsen Books
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson. Katherine Tegen Books

13 Sept
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh. Little, Brown
Astrology for Black Girls: A Beginner’s Guide for Black Girls Who Look to the Stars by Jordannah Elizabeth and Chellie Carroll. Running Press Kid
Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms by Ryan Calejo. Aladdin
Maya and the Lord of Shadows (Maya and the Rising Dark, Bk. 3) by Rena Barron. ClarionBooks
Meet Me Halfway by Anika Farajardo. Simon and Schuster.
My Aunt Is a Monster by Reimena Yee. Random House Graphic
Starlet Rivals by Puneet Bhandal. Lantana
When You Get to the Other Side by Mariana Osorio Gumá, trans. by Cecilia Weddell. Cinco Puntos

17 Sept
Lioness Of Punjab by Anita Jari Kharbanda.Yali Press

20 Sept
Anisa’s International Day by Reem Faruqi. HarperCollins
Call Him Jack: The Story of Jackie Robinson, Black Freedom Fighter by Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long. FSG
Crabgrass: Comic Adventures by Tauhid Bondia. McMeel Publishing
Direwood by Catherine Yu. Page Street Kids
Eternally Yours by Patrice Caldwell. Viking
The Getaway by Lamar Giles. Scholastic
If You Lived During the Civil War by Denise Lewis Patrick and Alleanna Harris. Scholastic Press
MapMaker by Lisa Moore Ramée. Balzer+Bray
The Quest for the Ring of Power by Samira Ahmed. Little. Brown
Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland. Balzer+Bray
Seoulmates by Susan Lee. Inkyard Press
Snitchers by Stephane Dunn. Cinco Puntos 
Until We Break by Matthew Dawkins. Wattpad
The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron. Bloomsbury
What the Fact? by Seema Yasmin. Simon & Schuster
You Only Live Once, David Bravo by Mark Oshiro. HarperCollins

27 Sept

Black Trailblazers: 30 Courageous Visionaries Who Broke Boundaries, Made a Difference, and Paved the Way by Bijan Bayne, illus. by Joelle Avelino. Andrews McMeel
Creep: A Love Story by Lygia Day Peñaflor. Clarion
Curse of the Werewolves by Rex Ogle. Inkyard
The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander. Little, Brown
The Flag Never Touched the Ground: America’s Brave Black Regiment in Battle by Kekla Magoon and Thy Bui. Pushkin Children’s Book
Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong. Margaret K. McElderry
Holler of the Fireflies by David Barclay Moore. Random/Knopf
How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy. G. P. Putnam’s Sons
House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson. Ace
Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez. Random House
The Keeper by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes; illustrated by Marco Finnegan. Abrams
Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender. Amulet Books
Last of the Talons by Sophie Kim. Entangle Teen
Muhammad Najem, War Reporter: How One Boy Put the Spotlight on Syria by Muhammad Najem and Nora Neus. Little, Brown
Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza by Laekan Zea Kemp. Little, Brown Books
Opening My Eyes Underwater: Essays on Hope, Humanity, and Our Hero Michelle Obama by Ashley Woodfolk. Feiwel and Friends
Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda. Nancy Paulsen Books
Rain Rising by Courtne Comrie. HarperCollins
Ruby Finley vs the Interstellar Invasion K. Tempest Bradford. FSG
The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco. Sourcebook Fire
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile. Norton
Ways to Share Joy (A Ryan Hart Story #3) by Renée Watson; illustrated by Nin Mata.  Bloomsbury
Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto. Random House/Delacorte


1 Oct

Creature: Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections by Shaun Tan. Levine Querido

4 Oct

Africana: An Encyclopedia of an Amazing Continent by Kim Chakanetsa, illus. by Mayowa Alabi. Wide Eyed Editions
Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki. Melissa de la Cruz Studio
The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism by Tiffany Jewell, illus. by Nicole Miles. Versify
Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui. Scholastic Press
By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Gone (Murder She Wrote #1) by Stephanie Kuehn. Scholastic Press
Children of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo, illus. by Abelle Hayford. Norton Young Readers
The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park. Sourcebook Fire
Crecer siendo Cubano (Coming Up Cuban): Rising Past Castro’s Shadow by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic en espanōl
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Quill Tree Books
Kitten Chaos (Must Love Pets) by Saadia Faruqi. Scholastic Paperbacks
Rick Riordan Presents The Lords of Night (A Shadow Bruja Novel) by J.C. Cervantes. Rick Riordan Presents
Man Made Monsters by Andrea Rogers, illus. by Jeff Edwards. Levine Querido
Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn. Scholastic Press
Nothing Special (African American Life) by Desiree Cooper, illus. by Bec Sloane.
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga. Balzer+Bray
The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco. Sourcebook Fire
Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by George Jreije. Harper Collins
Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo. Dutton
Stranger Tides (Miles Morales) by Justin A. Reynolds, illus. by Pablo Leon. Scholastic/Graphix

11 Oct

Don’t Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America by Achut Deng and Keely Hutton. FSG
Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland. Simon and Schuster
Fight Back by A.M. Dassu. Tu Books
If You Could See The Sun by Ann Lian. Inkyard
I Miss You, I Hate This by Sara Saedi. Poppy
Nikhil Out Loud by Maulik Pancholy. Balzer+Bray
If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang. Inkyard
Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask by Shiko Nguru. Lantana Publishing
Undercover Latina (The Factory) by Aya de León. Candlewick
What the Jaguar Told Her by Alexandra V. Méndez. Levine Querido
Where the Lost Ones Go by Akemi Dawn Bowman. FSG

18 Oct

Beneath the Wide Silk Sky by Emily Inouye Huey. Scholastic Press
Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad. Disney Hyperion
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega, illus. by Rose Bousamra. FirstSecond
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Life in Native America (young readers ed.) by David Treuer. Viking Books
Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali. Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster
Maybe an Artist, a Graphic Memoir by Liz Montague. Random House Studio
Marikit and the Ocean of Stars by Caris Avendaño Cruz. FSG
Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra. Wednesday Books
A Path to the World: Becoming You, ed. by Lori Marie Carlson-Hijuelos. Atheneum
The Reading Adventure: 100 Books to Try Before You’re 12 by We Need Diverse Books and DK. DK Children’s
Road of the Lost by Nafiza Azad. Margaret K. McElderry Books
Somebody That I Used to Know by Dana L. Davis. Skyscape
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin. Neal Porter Books
We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States by Naomi Hirahara, illus. by Illianette Ferandez. Running Press Kids
We Are the Scribes by Randi Pink. Feiwel and Friends
Weird Rules to Follow by Kim Spencer. Orca
Unlawful Orders: A Portrait of Dr. James B. Williams, Tuskegee Airman, Surgeon, and Activist by Barbara Binns. Scholastic

25 Oct

Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes. Worldsong
The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal. Page Street Kids
A Seed in the Sun by Aida Salazar. Dial Books
Strike the Zither (Kingdom of Three #1) by Joan He. Roaring Brook Press
We Are All We Have by Marina Budhos. Wendy Lamb Books


1 Nov

Antiracist Discipleship: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community (student ed.) by Michelle T. Sanchez. WaterBrook
Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt. Lerner/Zest
Color-Courageous Discipleship (student ed.) by Michelle T. Sanchez. Waterbrook
Dan Auta: An African Tale by José Ortega, illus. by Piet Grobler, trans. by Elisa Amado. Graystone kids
DPS Only! by Velinxi (Xiao Tong). Andrews McMeel Publishing
If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ebony Wilkins. Scholastic
Jasmine Zumideh Needs A Win by Jasmine Zumideh. Wednesday Books
Meltdown: Discover Earth’s Irreplaceable Glaciers and Learn What You Can Do to Save Them by Anita Sanchez. Workman
My Good Man by Eric Gansworth. Levine Querido
She Persisted: Maya Lin by Grace Lin, introduction by Chelsea Clinton, illus. by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint. Philomel
Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki. First Second
Star Wars Hunters: Battle for the Arena by Mark Oshiro. Lucasfilm Press
This Is Our Place by Vitor Martins, trans. by Larissa Helena. Push
Who Is the Man in the Air?: Michael Jordan: A Who HQ Graphic Novel by Gabe Soria and Brittany Williams. Penguin Workshop

8 Nov

Black Internet Effect by Shavone Charles, illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky. Penguin Workshop
The Book of Black Heroes and Groundbreakers by M.J. Fievre. Dragonfruit
Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins. Disney Hyperion
Futureland: Battle for the Park by H. D. Hunter and Khadijah Khatib. Random House
Morning Sun in Wuhan byYing Chang Compestine. Clarion
Bloodmarked (Legendborn Cycle #2) by Tracy Deonn. Simon and Schuster
Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller, illus. by Geraldine Rodríguez. Holt
The Nightland Express by J. M. Lee. Erewhon
Nubia: The Awakening by Omar Epps and Clarence A. Haynes. Delacorte
Apple Black vol 2 Rockpoert Edition: Sunny Eyes by Odunze Oguguo, Sunday AM and Whyt Mango. Rockport Publishers
Terry’s Crew by Terry Crews. Little, Brown Books
True Beauty by Yaongyi. WEBTOON Unscrolled
Whiteout: A Novel by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon. HarperCollins

15 Nov

author: Jennifer Hayashi Danns
Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins. Disney Hyperion
Caste (Adapted for Young Adults) by Isabel Wilkerson. Delacorte
The Frenemy Zone by Yolanda Wallace. Bold Strokes Books
The Lies We Tell by Katie Zhao. Bloomsbury 22 Nov
Human Body Learning Lab: Take an Inside Tour of How Your Body’s Anatomy Works by Betty Choi, MD. Storey Publishing
Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse. Denene Millner/Simon & Schuster BYR

29 Nov

House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur. FSG
Never After: The Broken Mirror (Chronicles of Never After) by Melissa de la Cruz. Roaring Brook Press
Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales. Wednesday Books
Super Trash Clash by Edgar Camacho. Top Shelf Productions
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds. Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan
Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson by Shelia P. Moses.  Delacorte Press


6 Dec

White Fox in the Forest by Chen Jiatong. Chicken House

13 Dec

Adiba Jaigirdar

27 Dec

A Child’s Introduction to Jazz: The Musicians, Culture and Roods of the World’s Coolest Music by Jabari Asim and Jerrard K Polk. Black Dog Leventhal
What Was Reconstruction? By Sherri L. Smith. Penguin Workshop