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
Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne. Crown Books

18 Jan
Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor. Viking
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
Black History Matters by Robin Walker. Franklin Watts
Black Panther Spellbound by Ronald L. Smith. Marvel Press
Cameron Battle and the Hiddent Kingdoms by Jamar J. Perry. Bloomsbury
Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson. Little, Brown
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier. Versify
Magical Boy vol 1 by The Kao. Graphix
Murder of Crows (Lethal Lit #1) by K. Ancrum. Scholastic
When the World Turned Upside Down by K. Ibura. Scholastic

8 Feb
A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow. Quill Tree Books
Bold Words from Black Women Inspiration and Truths from 50 Extraordinary Leaders by Tamara Pizzoli and Monica Ahanonu. S&S/Millner
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
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon. Dial Books
Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie. Feiwel & Friends

15 Feb
Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi. Knopf
Every Leaf a Hallelujah by Ben Okri, illus. by Diana Ejaita. Apollo
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

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
The Turning Point by Vanessa L. Torres. Knopf

1 Mar
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir. Razorbill
Caprice by Coe Booth. Scholastic
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
Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye. HarperTeen
Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas. Quill Tree

29 Mar
This is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves. Simon and Schuster

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

5 Apr
Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate. Disney-Hyperion
It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds. Scholastic Press

Simon B. Rhymin’ Takes a Stand (Simon B. Rhymin’ 2) by Dwayne Reed. Little, Brown

12 Apr
An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X. R. Pan. Little, Brown
The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson. Candlewick
Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux

19 Apr
Flirting with Fate by J. C. Cervantes. Razorbill
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf. Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster

26 Apr
In the Key of Us by Mariama Lockington. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sci-Fu: It Takes 2 by Yehudi Mercado. Oni Press

3 May
Ballad & Dagger: Outlaw Saints Book 1 by Daniel José Older. Rick Riordan
The Ghost of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero. PeachTree
Inheritance by Elizabeth Acevedo and Andrea Pippins. Quill Tree Books

10 May
Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee. Quill Tree Books
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed. Little, Brown

17 May
The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes. Balzer+Bray

31 May
All Signs Point to Yes ed. by G. Haron Davis, Cam Montgomery and Adrianne White. Inkyard
Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American by Jasminne Mendez. Pinata Books
Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas. Kokila
Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez. Wednesday Books

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