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Radiant Fugitives

Nawaaz Ahmed


Told from the point of view of a child at the moment of his birth, and infused with the poetry of Wordsworth and Keats and verses from the Quran, Radiant Fugitives is a moving tale of a family and a country grappling with acceptance, forgiveness, and enduring love.

In Every Mirror She’s Black

Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström

Sourcebooks Landmark

An arresting debut about three Black women who are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm as they build their new lives in the most open society run by the most private people.


Damian Alexander

First Second

In Other Boys, debut author Damian Alexander delivers a moving middle grade graphic memoir about his struggles with bullying, the death of his mother, and coming out.

Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom

Josh Allen

Holiday House

Master storyteller Josh Allen brings thirteen nightmare scenarios to life in this page-turning collection that’s perfect for young horror junkies. Danger lurks where you’d least expect it . . . in the most ordinary places.

Child of the Flower-Song People

Gloria Amescua

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Award-winning illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life debut author Gloria Amescua’s lyrical biography of Luz Jiménez, an indigenous Nahua woman from Mexico, who taught and preserved her people’s culture through modeling for famous artists.


Cory Anderson

Roaring Brook Press

Cory Anderson’s stunning YA novel about brutality and beauty, and about broken people trying to survive—perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Laura Ruby, and Meg Rosoff.

Dark Intercept

Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson


“A masterpiece of a military thriller with remarkable heart and depth.” – Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author. This series is perfect for fans of Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti and Vince Flynn.

The Wish Book Christmas

Lynn Austin


From the bestselling author of If I Were You comes a nostalgic and endearing holiday story that reminds us that sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones we least expect and don’t deserve.

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom

Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon & Matthew Seely

Oni Press

It’s just another boring summer at teen weight-loss Camp Bloom until a couple of campers witness a beloved counselor’s murder.

Big Brain Book: How It Works and All Its Quirks

Leanne Boucher Gill

Magination Press

Readers are welcomed to the Lobe Labs and Dr. Brain activities in this brightly illustrated, highly engaging primer on psychology that uses science to answer interesting questions that kids have about the brain and human behavior.

Worst-Case Collin

Rebecca Caprara


Twelve-year-old Collin has a plan to survive any worst-case scenario. Avalanche? No problem. Riptide? Stay calm. He’s 100% prepared for every disaster…except maybe his home life.

Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too!

Maggie P. Chang

Simon Spotlight

Meet spunky, funny, and friendly Geraldine Pu as she takes on a bully and makes a new friend in this first book in a new Level 3 Ready-to-Read Graphics series!

Easy Beauty

Chloé Cooper Jones

Avid Reader Press

From professor, journalist, and 2020 Whiting Award recipient Chloé Cooper Jones, a radical memoir about disability, art, aesthetics, travel, ethics, motherhood, and the nature of self-consciousness..


Jaime Cortez

Black Cat

Jaime Cortez’s debut collection ushers in a new era of American literature that gives voice to a marginalized generation of migrant workers in the West.

Damnation Spring

Ash Davidson


An epic, immersive debut, Damnation Spring is the deeply human story of a Pacific Northwest logging town wrenched in two by a mystery that threatens to derail its way of life.

Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

Susan DeFreitas

Forest Avenue Press

Dispatches from Anarres embodies the anarchic spirit of Le Guin’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, while paying tribute to her enduring vision.

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

Alda P. Dobbs

Sourcebooks Young  Readers

Based on a true story, the tale of one girl’s perilous journey to cross the U.S. border and lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution.

Pax Samson Vol. 1: The Cookout

Rashad Doucet & Jason Reeves

Oni Press

Meet the super Samson family in this heartwarming story about the talents that come to us easily and the importance of the talents we struggle to refine.

My Own Way

Joana Estrela & Jay Hulme

Wide Eyed Editions

My Own Way is a poem and a picture book that introduces very young children to freedom in gender diversity. Why feel limited to his or hers, blue or pink, football or ballet?


Elizabeth Eulberg

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

From the author of The Great Shelby Holmes series comes a mystery surrounding an unearthed time capsule that connects two sets of friends, one living in the present day, the other in 1989.

Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero

Saadia Faruqi

Quill Tree Books

A powerful and relevant story from the talented author of A Thousand Questions and the Yasmin chapter book series, about friendship, pride, grief, and standing up for what is right.

New Age Grifter: The True Story of Gabriel of Urantia and his Cosmic Family

Joseph L. Flatley

Feral House

Gabriel of Urantia is the leader of a UFO religion in the desert of southern Arizona. Many call it a cult. It’s also a successful business. What is the truth behind this New Age Grifter?

Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms

Crystal Frasier & Val Wise

Oni Press

Pep rallies, high-school angst, and young love take the field in this YA trans romance, perfect for fans of Heartstopper, Fence, and Check, Please!


Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The Hating Game meets I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter in this irresistible romance starring a Mexican American teen who discovers love and profound truths about the universe when she spends her summer on a road trip across the country.

Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend

Joshua M. Greene

Insight  Editions

Wilzig’s improbable survival and success constantly amaze…Joshua Greene paints a vivid, moving portrait of a Holocaust survivor who built business empires… and tirelessly fought anti-Semitism.

Wolf Kill

Cary J. Griffith

Adventure Publications

A bizarre wolf attack in the dead of winter puts Sam Rivers on a murderer’s trail. A chilling thriller for fans of William Kent Krueger.

Forest Magic: A Guidebook for Little Woodland Explorers

Sarah Grindler

Niimbus Publishing

A beautifully illustrated, compact, interactive guide to exploring and identifying the forest for young explorers from the creator of Seaside Treasures

Secrets of Camp Whatever Vol. 1

Chris Grine

Oni Press

There’s more than mosquitos at Camp Whatever as hard-of-hearing teen Willow’s summer camp dread goes head to head with the supernatural.


Hermione Hoby

Riverhead Books

A powerful novel of youth, desire, and moral conflict, in which a young man is seduced by the mirage of glamour—at terrible cost.

A Girl Called Rumi

Ari Honarvar

Forest Avenue Press

“A magical journey to a world of mystical delights.” ― Deepak Chopra, MD

Ari Honarvar’s debut novel weaves a captivating tale of survival, redemption, and the power of storytelling.

56 Days

Catherine Ryan Howard

Blackstone Publishing

Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside. Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?


Jordan Ifueko

Amulet Books

The hotly anticipated sequel to Raybearer, the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy, about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate.


Amanda Jayatissa


Paloma thought her perfect life would begin once she was adopted and made it to America, but she’s about to find out that no matter how far you run, your past always catches up to you.

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers


The Turner House meets Homegoing in this magisterial epic, both intimate and sweeping, about one American family and the daughter who discovers its secrets—spanning from her ancestors who came from Africa on slave ships and who were indigenous to Georgia, through the Civil War, to our present, fractious day—in this debut novel by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.


Julia May Jones

Avid Reader Press

For readers of Mary Gaitskill & Sigrid Nunez, an uncommonly assured debut novel about a beloved English professor contending with a raft of accusations against her professor husband by former students

Good Girls Don’t Make History

Elizabeth Kiehner, Kara Coyle, Keith Olwell & Micaela Dawn

Wide Eyed Editions

Good Girl’s Don’t Make History is an intersectional graphic novel on the history of women’s suffrage in the US.

Butcher Pen Road

Kris Lackey

Blackstone Publishing

The highly-anticipated third novel in Kris Lackey’s acclaimed, USA Today bestselling Bill Maytubby and Hannah Bond Mysteries series. In a starred review, Kirkus called it “An impeccably written tale laced with humor and featuring unorthodox, believable detectives.”

The Lucky List

Rachael Lippincott

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

From own voices co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott, comes The Lucky List (6/1/21), a captivating and heartfelt, gay love story.

Here Be Dragons

Susannah Lloyd & Paddy Donnelly

Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

Here be dragons! Where? That’s the question in this laugh-out-loud picture book where everyone’s in on the joke but the hapless knight.

History Is Delicious

Joshua Lurie,  drawn by Laura Foy

Honest History

Take a journey around the globe to discover the history of food, and the culture and people behind each dish. Every page is filled with a new adventure through culinary history brought to life with beautiful illustrations.


Claire Mackintosh

Sourcebooks Landmark

You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most… From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh comes a claustrophobic thriller set over 20 hours on-board the inaugural nonstop flight from London to Sydney.

Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood

Megan McDonald

Candlewick Press

For anyone who has ever had the Sunday night blues, Judy Moody declares that every day can be a holiday if you just find something to celebrate. Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, anyone?

Pity the Beast

Robin McLean

And Otheer Stories

A mind-melting feminist Western that pins a tale of sexual violence and vengeance to a canvas stretching back to prehistory, sideways into legend, and off into a lonesome future.

We March at Midnight

Ray McPadden

Blackstone Publishing

A gritty and raw account by a leader in the first combined special unit of Rangers and SEALs during the deadliest period of combat in the twenty-first century.

Dr. Fauci

Kate Messner

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The definitive picture book biography of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most crucial figures in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boogie Bass, Sign Language Star

Claudia Mills

Margaret Ferguson Books

Prior to attending ASL Camp, Boogie thinks of himself as clumsy. But the rest of his class believes in him. Especially when they visit a school for the Deaf and Boogie leads the way with his new skill.

The Lost Language

Claudia Mills

Margaret Ferguson Books

The quest to save the words of a dying language—and to find the words to save what may be a dying friendship—lies at the heart of this exquisite verse novel.

Trace of Doubt

DiAnn Mills


Bestselling and award-winning author DiAnn Mills delivers a heart-stopping story of dark secrets, desperate enemies, and dangerous lies. Will FBI Special Agent Denton McClure be able to crack the Shelby Pierce case and protect her from her enemies before the truth is gone forever?

The Proudest Color

Sheila Modir & Jeff Kashou


From a diverse team and based on extensive research, The Proudest Color is a timely, sensitive introduction to race, racism, and racial pride.

Professor Figgy’s Weather and Climate Science Lab for Kids

Jim Noonan

Quarry Books

Learn about the Earth’s atmosphere and weather patterns through a series of hands-on and exciting learning experiences with Professor Figgy’s Weather and Climate Science Lab for Kids.


Chibundu Onuzo


Girl, Woman, Other meets An American Marriage in this gripping story of a mixed-race woman who goes in search of the African father she never knew, by a prize-winning writer.

On Animals

Susan Orlean

Avid Reader Press

Equal parts delightful and profound, enriched by Orlean’s stylish prose and precise research, these stories celebrate the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence.

The Book of Form and Emptiness

Ruth Ozeki


With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki—bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.

We Are Not Like Them

Jo Piazza & Christine Pride

Atria Books

Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great ThingsWe Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of enduring friendship—a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.


Michael Punke

Henry Holt and Co.

Michael Punke brings the same immersive, vivid storytelling that made his breakthrough debut, the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Revenant, so memorable.

Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor

Anna Qu


A young girl forced to work in a Queens sweatshop calls child services on her mother in this powerful debut memoir about labor and self-worth that traces a Chinese immigrant’s journey to an American future.

Own Your Period

Chella Quint

QEB Publishing

This fact-filled guide to periods is bursting with positive, honest advice on managing and understanding menstruation. It celebrates what the body can do and provides young people with everything they need to be prepared and empowered.

All that is Secret

Patricia Raybon


A new historical mystery series featuring heroine, Professor Annalee Spain, who’s sleuthing unravels sinister motives and deep secrets plus the dangerous truths and motives about the KKK in 1923.


Alex Richards

Bloomsbury YA

From the author of Accidental comes a tender, heartfelt novel about a teen grieving her father’s sudden death–and grappling with the family secrets he left behind.

Island Queen

Vanessa Riley

William Morrow

A sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true-life of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies.

The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood

Julian Rubinstein

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core. In a time of national reckoning over race, policing, and the uses and abuses of power, Julian Rubinstein offers a dramatic and humane illumination of what’s at stake.


Sarah Ruhl

Simon & Schuster

From MacArthur genius and two-time Pulitzer finalist, playwright Sarah Ruhl, comes the extraordinary story of her 10-year medical and metaphysical journey with Bell’s Palsy.

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters Vol. 1

Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee & Matthew Wilson

Oni Press

From Eisner Award-winner Chris Samnee and co-writer Laura Samnee comes an all-ages adventure following two sisters making their way through the wilderness of a monster-filled world.

ABSOLUTELY NAT (Nat Enough #3)

Maria Scrivan


You can stay stuck or go forward, but you can’t go back, in this companion to Nat Enough! Set against the backdrop of summer camp, Absolutely Nat explores the importance of being open-minded and stepping outside one’s comfort zone in a highly-accessible way that will resonate with young readers.

Freedom to Discriminate

Gene Slater


A landmark history told with supreme narrative skill, Freedom to Discriminate uncovers realtors’ definitive role in segregating America and shaping modern conservative thought.

Trailer Park Trickster

David R. Slayton

Blackstone Publishing

The second book in the Adam Binder series. The novel blends darkness, comedy, and family drama in an #OwnVoices contemporary fantasy.

Hoop Kings 2: New Royalty

Charles R. Smith

Candlewick Press

With this high-energy collection of poems and dynamic photos celebrating twelve pro ballers, Charles R. Smith Jr. scores another slam dunk.


Jennifer Swanson

Odd  Dot

Writer Jennifer Swanson and artist John D. Dawson invite you to rewild your life! With metal corners and 448 full-color, highly-illustrated pages, Outdoor School: Rock, Fossil & Shell Hunting by Odd Dot is an indispensable tool for young explorers and rock collectors.

Orcs in Space Vol. 1

Michael Tanner, Justin Roiland, Abed Gheith, Rashad Gheith, & François Vigneault

Oni Press

When a hyper-advanced StarBleep ship lands on their planet, three lowly Orcs, Gor, Kravis, and Mongtar, accidentally steal it and find themselves joyriding in the dankest reaches of the Galactigon!

No Gods, No Monsters

Cadwell Turnbull

Blackstone Publishing

Weaving magic, mystery, and monsters, Cadwell’s No Gods, No Monsters, is a modern retelling of the civil rights movement of the 60s and 70s through the hearts and minds of preternatural beings.

Three Girls From Bronzeville

Dawn Turner

Simon & Schuster

A riveting, coming-of-age memoir about three Black girls from the storied Bronzeville section of Chicago that offers a penetrating exploration of race, opportunity, friendship and sisterhood.


Kimberly Vale

Wattpad Books

When the pirate king dies without an heir, captains compete for the island throne in a deadly treasure hunt in this YA pirate fantasy in the vein of Six of Crows and Seafire.

Food Saved Me

Danielle Walker

Tyndale Refresh

New York Times bestselling cookbook author Danielle Walker shares her incredible story about her decade long journey toward healing, her favorite recipes and shows how you can live a full happy life.

Mouth to Mouth

Antoine Wilson

Avid Reader Press

An art dealer confesses the story of his rise to a former classmate in an airport bar— beginning with the rescue of a drowning man, with whom he will become inextricably linked, to disturbing ends.

The Kaepernick Effect

Dave Zirin

The New Press

Riveting and inspiring first-person stories of how “taking a knee” triggered an awakening in sports, for anyone seeking to understand an essential dimension of the new movement for racial justice