Booklist 2022


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

10 Jan
Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Jason Griffin. Atheneum

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 Vracaswell 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

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe. Levine Querido
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 Bernaroin. 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 Deboray 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
Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye. HarperTeen
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 Alfageeh 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

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
Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis by Susan Hood with Greg Dawson. HarperCollins
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 9The Book of Teac #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

19 Apr

Coming of Age: 13 B’Nai Mitzvah Stories, edited by Henry Herz and Jonathan Rosen. Albert Whitman & Co. 
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
Jagged Little Pill: The Novel by Eric Smith with Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard. Amulet Books
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
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
Cookies and Milk by Shawn Amos. Little, Brown. Ages 8-12
Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda. Feiwel & FriendsMae Makes a Way: The True Story of Mae Reeves, Hat & History Maker by Olugbemisola Rhudya-Perkovich. Ages 7-10

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 Kellis 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

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

The Do-Over by Jennifer Torres. MG

7 June
Because of You, John Lewis by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Keith Henry Brown. Scholastic MG
Bound for Home by Meika Hashimoto. Scholastic
Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang. Razorbill
The Loophole by Naz Kutub
The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang. Scholastic
The Wonders We Seek: Thirty Incredible Muslims Who Helped Shape the World by Saadia Faruqi and Aneesa Mumtaz, illus. by Saffa Khan.

21 June
Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe García McCall. Tu Books.
This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron

28 June
Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow
Godslayers by Zoe Hana Mikuta
Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan. Chicken House   MG

2 Aug
Coming up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic. ages 12 and up
A Taste of Magic by J. Elle. Bloomsbury Children. ages 8-11

23 Aug
This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves. Simon and Schuster

30 Aug
Amari and the Great Game (Supernatural Investigations #2) by B. B. Alston. Balzer + Bray. MG

13 Sept
Meet Me Halfway by Anika Farajardo. Simon and Schuster. ages 8-12
Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta   

Moonflower by Kacen Calender. Scholastic. ages 8-12

4 Oct
Miles Morales Stranger Tides by Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon. Scholastic.

Morning Sun in Wuhan by Ying Chang Compestine. Clarion Books.