Diverse Books for Your Classroom

A sampling of some awesome, diverse books published in 2021. These would be great additions to classrooms from grade K-12!

(List includes new hardcover titles and older favorites now released in paperback, picture books, board books, middle grade, and YA)

Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250210685
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Published: Celadon Books - September 7th, 2021

"A heart-stomping, heart-stopping read. Unsentimental. Unforgettable. Astonishing. Brothers on Three captures the roar of a community spirit powered by blood history, loyalty, and ferocious love."
—Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781623542993
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - September 7th, 2021

The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.


Threads of Peace: How Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Changed the World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481416788
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 17th, 2021

Mahatma Gandhi and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.


The Many Meanings of Meilan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111284
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Published: Kokila - August 17th, 2021

"The little girl I was would have been thrilled to encounter Meilan... having found a character who embraces the complexity of being both Chinese and American, I would have been able to echo her words: 'I am not alone.'"
--New York Times Book Review by Jean Kwok


Being You: A First Conversation About Gender (First Conversations) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593382646
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - August 17th, 2021

Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.


Be Strong (Be Kind #2) Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250221117
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 10th, 2021

A picture book about finding strength in unlikely places from the team behind the hugely popular New York Times bestseller Be Kind.

When her gym class must face the school rock-climbing wall, Tanisha is discouraged. Her muscles are weak, and she knows she'll never reach the top like Cayla.

But maybe strength is about more than just muscles.


The First Blade of Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780884487609
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 10th, 2021

In this Own Voices Native American picture book story, a modern Wabanaki girl is excited to accompany her grandmother for the first time to harvest sweetgrass for basket making.


Usha and the Big Digger (Storytelling Math) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781623542023
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 3rd, 2021

Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!


What I Am Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204016
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

The creator of Little Owl's Night explores and celebrates the complexities of what makes us who we are in this comforting and thoughtful picture book.


Now You Say Yes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682632475
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - August 1st, 2021

Award-winning author and storyteller Bill Harley returns with an unforgettable middle grade novel about two orphaned siblings on a cross-country journey in search of their place in the world.


Listen Cover Image
By Gabi Snyder, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781534461895
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 13th, 2021

“A memorable experience.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In the tradition of Tomie dePaola’s Quiet and Scott Magoon’s Breathe comes this lyrical, meditative picture book about listening and mindfulness.

BEEP!
WOOF!
VROOM!

Isn’t the world a noisy place?
But what if you
stop,


Ten Thousand Tries Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534482296
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

A middle school soccer whiz’s determination to keep things from changing is tested when his father’s ALS symptoms worsen in this touching story about growing up and facing loss, perfect for fans of Shouting at the Rain.

Twelve-year-old Golden Maroni is determined to channel his hero, soccer superstar Lionel Messi, and become captain of his soccer team and master of


The Extraordinaries Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250203663
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Published: Tor Teen - July 13th, 2021

An Indie Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
A Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner!

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.


Flash Fire: The Extraordinaries, Book Two Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250203687
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Published: Tor Teen - July 13th, 2021

First editions of the Flash Fire hardcover come with a reversible jacket!

Flash Fire is the explosive sequel to The Extraordinaries by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune!


The Secret Explorers and the Missing Scientist Cover Image
By SJ King
$5.99
ISBN: 9781465499899
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Published: DK Children - July 6th, 2021

Meet the Secret Explorers! Children will be inspired to discover the world with these character-driven adventure stories for children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Learn all about polar expeditions and the Arctic in this climate-related installment of DK Books' new educational fiction series for children.


Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too!: Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 3 Cover Image
By Maggie P. Chang, Maggie P. Chang (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534484689
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Published: Simon Spotlight - June 29th, 2021

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!

Geraldine Pu’s favorite part of school is lunch. She loves her lunch box, which she calls Biandang. She can’t wait to see what her grandmother, Amah, has packed inside it each day.


Best Day Ever! Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Leah Nixon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328987839
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Published: Clarion Books - June 29th, 2021

A sweet dog-loves-kid/kid-loves-dog story, in which the kid uses a wheelchair, from an award-winning children’s poet and talented debut illustrator.

This playful puppy thinks she’s having the best day ever! She's so happy to be out with her friend, she doesn't even realize that she's being a little naughty.


Love, Creekwood: A Simonverse Novella Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063048133
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 29th, 2021

New York Times bestseller! Fall in love all over again with the characters from the bestselling Simonverse novels in this highly anticipated epilogue novella. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, the movie Love, Simon, and the new Hulu series spin-off, Love, Victor!


Harley the Hero Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781772781953
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Published: Pajama Press - June 22nd, 2021

An exciting picture book inspired by a real-life classroom service dog with themes of friendship, neurodivergence, and courage


ABC for Me: ABC Let's Celebrate You & Me: A celebration of all the things that make us unique and special, from A to Z! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781600589058
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Published: Walter Foster Jr - June 22nd, 2021

ABC Let's Celebrate You & Me presents 26 things—from A to Z—that make us special and that are worth celebrating!

From our bodies and our emotions to our interests and hobbies, there is so much to celebrate about ourselves!


Becoming Vanessa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582120
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Get ready to go back to school with this inclusive, empathetic story that will help kids new to the classroom transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies who love exactly who they are!


Zuri Ray Tries Ballet Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Sharon Sordo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062914897
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 15th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Tami Charles and rising star illustrator Sharon Sordo comes the first book in a charming picture book series about a fun, spunky girl with a huge heart!


A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203446
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

With stunning artwork and heart-singing text, the 2020 winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award brings to life the imagination of Isamu Noguchi.

If you are Isamu, stones are the most special of all.
How can they be so heavy?
Would they float if they had no weight?


We Are All Under One Wide Sky Cover Image
By Deborah Wiles, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781683646334
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Published: Sounds True - June 15th, 2021

Children will learn to both celebrate diversity and embrace how much we all have in common.


Much Ado About Baseball Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811018
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Published: Yellow Jacket - June 15th, 2021

"Much Ado About Baseball is the best children's book I've read in the past 10 years!" -Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series

"A moving tale of baseball, magic, and former rivals who come together to solve a problem." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

In this companion novel to Midsumm


Don't Hate the Player Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547605026
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 15th, 2021

"Refreshingly voice-y, wildly smart, and genuinely hilarious." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue

From an exciting new voice comes a funny and heartfelt YA romance set in the world of competitive gaming, perfect for fans of Opposite of Always and Slay.


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759554993
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay and Emergency Contact will love this epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. 

The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere.


Lucas at the Paralympics Cover Image
By Igor Plohl, Urska Stropnik Sonc (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823447657
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Published: Holiday House - June 8th, 2021

Introduce your child to the Paralympics--where physically disabled world-class athletes exemplify strength, determination, and courage.


The Cot in the Living Room Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593110478
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Published: Kokila - June 1st, 2021

A young Dominican American girl in New York City moves from jealousy to empathy as her parents babysit children whose families work overnight shifts in this honest and warm picture book debut.


Verity Fairy: Sleeping Beauty Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780744039337
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Published: DK Children - June 1st, 2021

Discover the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, like never before!

Let your little fairy princess rediscover the story of Sleeping Beauty while exploring the Fairy Tale Kingdom – a place where all of the famous fairy tales coexist and intertwine. 

Inside the pages of this charming nursery book, you’ll discover:


The Girl from the Sea Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781338540574
Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

From the author of The Witch Boy trilogy comes a graphic novel about family, romance, and first love.

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives.


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338503296
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


Bodies Are Cool Cover Image
By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112625
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Published: Dial Books - June 1st, 2021

This cheerful love-your-body picture book for preschoolers is an exuberant read-aloud with bright and friendly illustrations to pore over.
 


Oddbird Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250765314
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 25th, 2021

A picture book from Derek Desierto about a bird who doesn’t fit in…at first!

It’s SO hot outside. All the fancy birds are gathered around the water, wishing they could cool off. But they don’t want to get wet and ruin their fine feathers.


What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns Cover Image
By Katherine Locke, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316542067
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

Follow Ari through their neighborhood as they try to find their words in this sweet, accessible introduction to gender-inclusive pronouns that is perfect for readers of all ages.  Whenever Ari's Uncle Lior comes to visit, they ask Ari one question: "What are your words?" Some days Ari uses she/her. Other days Ari uses he/him.


We All Play Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781771646079
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Published: Greystone Kids - May 25th, 2021

**STARRED REVIEW**
Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly

From Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book about playtime for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 7, perfect for fans of But First, We Nap.


The Circles All Around Us Cover Image
By Brad Montague, Brad Montague (Illustrator), Kristi Montague (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593323182
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Published: Dial Books - May 18th, 2021

The debut picture book from the creator of the viral sensation Kid President is a moving take on how we can create bigger and bigger circles of community and connections as we grow—now a New York Times bestseller!

In the circles all around us, everywhere that we all go, there's a difference we can make and a love we can all show.


All of Us Cover Image
By Kathryn Erskine, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204696
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Published: Philomel Books - May 18th, 2021

A beautiful book about community and love by National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Alexandra Boiger.


Ophie’s Ghosts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062915894
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

The New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation makes her middle grade debut with a sweeping tale of the ghosts of our past that won’t stay buried, starring an unforgettable girl named Ophie.


Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015388
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

Hello/Boozhoo—meet Jo Jo Makoons! Full of pride, joy, and plenty of humor, this first book in an all-new chapter book series by Dawn Quigley celebrates a spunky young Ojibwe girl who loves who she is.


The Shape of Thunder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062956675
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 11th, 2021

An extraordinary new novel from Jasmine Warga, Newbery Honor–winning author of Other Words for Home, about loss and healing—and how friendship can be magical.

Cora hasn’t spoken to her best friend, Quinn, in a year.


Baby and Solo Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213034
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Published: Candlewick - May 11th, 2021

Joel’s new job at the video store is just what the therapist ordered. But what happens if the first true friend he’s made in years finds out about What Was Wrong With Him?


The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Cover Image
By Tim Madigan, Hilary Beard (Adapted by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250787699
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

One of the worst acts of racist violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


When My Cousins Come to Town Cover Image
By Angela Shanté, Keisha Morris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781513267227
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Published: West Margin Press - May 4th, 2021

A fun, lively story of Black family and cousin culture that celebrates individuality and embraces differences.


Wishes Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338305890
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Published: Orchard Books - May 4th, 2021

An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team.

Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on one of the youngest members of the family.


Fred Gets Dressed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316200646
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents' closet and is inspired to get dressed.


Hurricane Summer: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250622235
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 4th, 2021

"This is an excellent examination of the ways wealth, gender, and color can shape and at times create mental and emotional fractures. Verdict: A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a ­nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics." —School Library Journal (starred review)


Indivisible Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759556058
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

This timely, moving debut novel follows a teen's efforts to keep his family together as his parents face deportation.

Mateo Garcia and his younger sister, Sophie, have been taught to fear one word for as long as they can remember: deportation. Over the past few years, however, the fear that their undocumented immigrant parents could be sent back to Mexico started to fade.


Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781454943358
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 4th, 2021

"High School. Two words that struck fear into the heart of every armless middle schooler I knew. Which was me. And like two people online."

This sequel to the critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, now in paperback, follows Aven Green as she confronts yet another challenge: high school.


Two Grooms on a Cake: The Story of America's First Gay Wedding Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Robbie Cathro (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499809565
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Published: little bee books - May 4th, 2021

As seen on The TODAY Show!

"Sanders tells the tale in easy-to-understand language, sweet as the frosting on the cake. . . .


Hair Twins Cover Image
By Raakhee Mirchandani, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316495301
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

A Sikh father and daughter with a special hair bond proudly celebrate and share a family tradition in this charming story perfect for fans of Hair Love and I Love My Hair!

Every morning Papa combs through his daughter's waves like he does his own—parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out.

Some days he braids her hair in


Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811216
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Published: little bee books - April 27th, 2021

This follow-up to Prince & Knight is an inclusive, modern fairy tale for young readers!

Praise for Prince & Knight:
"Victorious . . .


Between Perfect and Real Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419746017
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 27th, 2021

Hannah and the Ramadan Gift Cover Image
By Qasim Rashid, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593114667
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

The debut picture book by author and human rights activist Qasim Rashid that celebrates good deeds during the month of Ramadan.


Bird House Cover Image
By Blanca Gómez (Illustrator), Blanca Gómez
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744082
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

A grandmother and grandchild nurse an injured bird together in this touching story about caring for all creatures, the wonder of nature, and letting go

On a snowy day, a grandmother and grandchild find an injured bird. They take it home and care for it until it can fly around the living room. It is fantastic—just like everything at Abuela’s house!


Too Bright to See Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593111154
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Published: Dial Books - April 20th, 2021

A haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity
 


"A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review
 


The Patchwork Bike Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536217414
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

It has a bent bucket seat, bashed tin-can handlebars, and wood-cut wheels — and riding the patchwork bike that you and your crazy brothers made is the best fun in the whole village.


Aven Green Sleuthing Machine Cover Image
By Dusti Bowling, Gina Perry (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454942214
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 13th, 2021

The Chance to Fly Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419743931
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Published: Amulet Books - April 13th, 2021

A heartfelt middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations—and gravity—from Tony award–winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz

Thirteen-year-old Nat Beacon loves a lot of things: her dog Warbucks, her best friend Chloe, and competing on her wheelchair racing team, the Zoomers, to nam


Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593176009
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 13th, 2021

This inspiring memoir, now adapted for young adults, chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi's incredible and odds-defying fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria.


Tornado Brain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984815330
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Published: Puffin Books - April 13th, 2021

In this heartfelt and powerfully affecting coming of age story, a neurodivergent 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it's too late. Now in paperback.


America, My Love, America, My Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062993298
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 6th, 2021

America, do you love me?


Middletown Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140428
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

Thirteen-year-old Eli likes baggy clothes, baseball caps, and one girl in particular. Her seventeen-year-old sister Anna is more traditionally feminine; she loves boys and staying out late. They are sisters, and they are also the only family each can count on. Their dad has long been out of the picture, and their mom lives at the mercy of her next drink.


Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
$17.99
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning story of first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong.

Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father's restaurant, Nacho's Tacos.


Watercress Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.
 
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book


Zonia's Rain Forest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536208450
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Published: Candlewick - March 30th, 2021

A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez-Neal illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru.


You Don't Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves Cover Image
By Diana Whitney (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523510993
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 30th, 2021

Poems to Turn to Again and Again – from Amanda Gorman, Sharon Olds, Kate Baer, and More
 
Created and compiled just for young women, You Don’t Have to Be Everything is filled with works by a wide range of poets who are honest, unafraid, and skilled at addressing the complex feelings of coming-of-age, from loneliness to joy, longing to solac


Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780316493796
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition -- now in paperback!
Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best.


In My Mosque Cover Image
By M. O. Yuksel, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062978707
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Published: HarperCollins - March 23rd, 2021

"This marvelous, welcoming book on mosques, Muslims, and Islam is a must, offering foundational knowledge on the world’s second largest religion." —School Library Journal (starred review)


My Day with the Panye Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763697495
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Published: Candlewick - March 16th, 2021

A young girl in Haiti is eager to learn how to carry a basket to market in an exuberant picture book with universal appeal.

“To carry the panye, we move gracefully, even under the weight of the sun and the moon.”


Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race (First Conversations) Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780593382639
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - March 16th, 2021

Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.


We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) Cover Image
By Bobbi Kates, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780593378168
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2021

Who better than Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to teach us that though we may all look different on the outside—deep down, we are all very much alike?
 


Big Feelings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525579748
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

The newest picture book from the creators of All Are Welcome to help children navigate BIG FEELINGS!

In their bestselling picture book All Are Welcome, Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman celebrate kindness, inclusivity, and diversity. Now with Big Feelings, they help children navigate the emotional challenges they face in their daily lives.


Too Small Tola Cover Image
By Atinuke, Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536211276
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

Three delightful tales from a renowned Nigerian storyteller introduce a chapter-book heroine who is every bit as mighty as she is small.


Simon B. Rhymin' Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316538978
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together, from America's favorite rapping teacher.

As featured on Good Morning America!


Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G.


Home Is in Between Cover Image
By Mitali Perkins, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374303679
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

In the timely yet timeless picture book Home Is in Between, critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Lavanya Naidu describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the complex but beautiful home in between.

Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet.


Love Is for Losers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374313975
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

This is a laugh-out-loud exploration of sexuality, family, female friendship, grief, and community. With the heart and hilarity of Netflix's critically-acclaimed Sex Education, Wibke Brueggemann's sex positive debut Love Is for Losers is required reading for Generation Z teens.

Did you know you can marry yourself? How strange / brilliant is that?


Spin with Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374313500
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 16th, 2021

From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love, Ami Polonsky's Spin with Me.


Meesha Makes Friends (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
By Tom Percival, Tom Percival (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547605194
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 2nd, 2021

From the creator of Ruby Finds a Worry, the perfect picture book for helping children navigate social situations and connect with peers.


A Small Kindness Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Wendy Leach (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762495221
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Published: Running Press Kids - February 2nd, 2021

Teach the importance of goodwill with this impactful picture book with a solid pay-it-forward message to encourage kindness in young children—from the award-winning author of Excellent Ed and Sun! One In a Billion.

It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike.


The Magical Reality of Nadia (The Magical Reality of Nadia #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338572285
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 2nd, 2021

Inspired by the author's real life experiences, this rollicking, charming novel follows sixth grade Egyptian immigrant Nadia as she navigates the ups and downs of friendships, racism, and some magic, too!

Nadia loves fun facts.


Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Longlisted for the National Book Award

"Proof of Malinda Lo's skill at creating darkly romantic tales of love in the face of danger."—O: The Oprah Magazine

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine

"Restrained yet luscious."—Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Tipping the Velvet


Oona Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062982247
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 12th, 2021

This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! 


Over the Shop Cover Image
By Jonarno Lawson, Qin Leng (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536201475
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Published: Candlewick - January 5th, 2021

In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family.


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller

This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.


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A Hundred Thousand Welcomes Cover Image
By Mary Lee Donovan, Lian Cho (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062877727
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 12th, 2021

Welcome, come in!


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A Pair of Pears and an Orange Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781950354702
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Published: Scribble Us - October 5th, 2021

An adorable story about making new friends and finding creative solutions to playground problems.

A pair of pears rocked on a seesaw.

A pair of pears played ping-pong.

A pair of pears rode their tandem bike.

Until one day, someone new wanted to join their fun.


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The Spectacular Suit Cover Image
By Kat Patrick, Hayley Wells (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781950354696
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Published: Scribble Us - November 2nd, 2021

A buoyant and heartwarming celebration of individuality, identity, and dressing to suit yourself

It's almost Frankie's birthday and everything is ready -- except for something to wear. All of her party dresses feel wrong. Her family tries to help, but it's no good.

What Frankie longs for is a suit. A spectacular suit ...


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New Year Cover Image
By Mei Zihan, Qin Leng (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771647311
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Published: Greystone Kids - November 21st, 2021

A moving picture book to read when we're missing family far away, set during Lunar New Year.


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This Is a Gift for You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524714161
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 30th, 2021

A stunning companion to the best-selling and beloved The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this picture book celebrates how we say "I love you" with gifts as heartfelt as a daisy, as magical as a dream, and as comforting as a place to belong. It is a poetic tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and a reminder that the greatest gift we have is time spent together.


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African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616209001
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

"In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner's guide to pre-colonial Africa."
--Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist


The Longest Storm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781662650475
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Published: Mineditionus - August 31st, 2021

In the aftermath of a strange time, The Longest Storm feels like a validation--a blessing, even." --Wall Street Journal

★"At once timely and timeless...." -- School Library Journal, STARRED

A new classic. -- Booklist, STARRED


Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250618795
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

An adorable, heartfelt picture book debut from Manka Kasha, Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster follows the magical quest of a knight finding the courage to confront an ever growing monster.

The worry kept growing day by day, until… one morning Small Knight woke up to see a huge inky monster in their room.


Obie Is Man Enough Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593379462
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash. For fans of Alex Gino's George and Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz.

Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs.