State/ Commonwealth/ District/ Territory ID NumberAffiliate's Email Author(s)Illustrator(s) if anyTitle PublisherISBN Number Jacket coverAuthor's websiteAuthor's social media handles if availableONE Sentence about the book Estimated Date that your center might have your resources to celebrate your book choice ready for the LOC to link toURL for LOC to link to your Great Reads information
Alabama1pearc007@ua.eduCharles GhignaAnnie Wilkinson The Night the Forest Came to TownOrca Book Publishers9781459816503 vibrant and engaging illustrations, this picture book sings the story of a paved parking lot returning to a paradise.
Alaska2plbrannon@alaska.eduTricia BrownRoy Corral (Photographs)Children of the First People: Fresh Voices of Alaska's Native KidsAlaska Northwest Books an imprint of West Margin Press9781513261973
Presents the voices of a new generation of young Alaska Natives and how they celebrate their unique cultures and traditions from the southeast rainforest to the arctic tundra.July
Arizona4dthrockmorton@azlibrary.govKevin Maillard
Juana Martinez-Neal
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
Roaring Brook Press9781626727465; in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.July
Arkansas5karen.oconnell@arkansas.govRoberson, Emilyn/aLifestyles of Gods & MonstersFarrar, Straus, & Giroux9780374310622 @robersonemilym; twitter: @RobersonEmily; tumblr: @EmilyRoberson; facebook: @emilymroberson.Greek mythology meets the Kardashians in Emily Roberson's Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters, a fresh, fast-paced debut young adult novel about celebrity culture, family dynamics, and finding love amidst it all.July 24
California6jrobbins@calbook.orgQuintero, IsabelPene, ZekeMy Papi Has a MotorcyclePenguin Random House9780525553410 @IsabelQuinteroAuthor / Twitter: @isabelinpieces Now
Colorado7jones@coloradohumanities.orgJean ReidyLucy Ruth CumminsTrumanAtheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster9781534416642 his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story.June 15
Connecticut8lcomstock@cthumanities.orgCraft, JerryCraft, JerryNew KidHarperCollins9780062691200

Jordan Banks is enrolled in a pretigious private school, where it turns out he is one of the few kids of color. This graphic novel tells the story of being the new kid in a very different school.TBD.

Waiting on author or agent response
Delaware9patty.langley@delaware.govKelly, Erin EntradaErin Entrada KellyWe Dream of SpaceHarperCollins9780062747303
@ErinEntradaKelly, fb; / @erinentrada twitterCash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, they each struggle with their own personal anxieties.mid-July
District of Columbia10david.quick2@dc.govIwaela, UzodimaSpeak No EvilHarper Collins9780061284922 tells the story of a first-generation Nigerian-American teen coming out to family in friends in Washington, DC
Florida11Mdbryant@broward.orgVictoria Bond and T.R. SimonZora and Me" Candlewick763658146
Georgia12davichj@dekalblibrary.orgMary Batten (non-Georgian)Thomas Gonzalez (Georgian)Life In A Frozen World: Wildlife Of AntarcticaPeachtree9781682631515
Hawaii13Alan BrennertDaughter of Moloka’i Griffin1250137675
Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp
Beauty and the Beak Persnickity Press1943978387,204,203,200_.jpg
Illinois15bmatheis@ilsos.govMatthew CordellMatthew CordellHello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister RogersNeal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House Books for Young Readers9780823446186jpeg from publisher emailed to Guy and Medalist, Matthew Cordell, lovingly shares the quiet joy of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in the only authorized picture book biography of Fred Rogers. July - fingers crossed!
16, Michael and Shane GibsonHarris, GillianWake Up, WoodsRubber Ducky Press9781947141469Indiana Jacket Cover Up, Woods is a delightful nonfiction and verse picture book showcasing plants native to Indiana specifically, and more broadly, parts of North America.June 15, 2020
Iowa17angie.manfredi@iowa.govSwalwell, Katy PhDmultipleAmazing Iowa WomenRAYGUN (self-published)forthcoming Amazing Iowa Women
Celebrate trailblazing, world-changing AMAZING Iowa women in this engaging, empowering book spotlighting the lives and work of extraordinary Iowa women from many generations who all changed the world.late June/early Julyforthcoming
Kansas18brett.rurode@ks.govAllison LassieurEric FreebergJourney to a Promised Land: A Story of the ExodustersJolly Fish Press97816316332754 - Hardcover 9781631632761 - Paperback
alassieur@gmail.com Jacobs dreams of becoming a teacher, but her parents were formerly enslaved and are struggling to survive in Nashville, Tennessee when her family join the Great Exodus of 1879 to Kansas in search of a better life.
Kentucky19sara.volpi@uky.eduGeorge Ella LyonJennifer M. PotterVoices of Justice: Poems About People Working for a Better WorldHenry Holt & Company9781250263209 bold, lyrical collection of poems that highlight some of the most celebrated activists from around the world and throughout history.TBDforthcoming
20 Johnette DowningJohnette DowningBonfires on the Levee, A Louisiana Christmas TraditionPelican PublishingISBN 9781455625918
Ebook ISBN 9781455625925
submitted to Guy
Winter festivals of light occur around the world, but in Louisiana, it is bonfires that light the way for Papa Noel, the Cajun Santa Claus, on Christmas Eve, in this counting book for youngsters about a holiday tradition along the Mississippi River.
TBDTo be created on author website
Maine21lizz@mainehumanities.orgSamara Cole DoyonKaylani Juanita Magnificent Homespun BrownTilbury House 9780884487975Received by Dezireewww.samaracoledoyon.com Twitter: Instagram:
Told by a succession of exuberant young narrators, Magnificent Homespun Brown is a story -- a song, a poem, a celebration -- about feeling at home in one’s own beloved skin.TBDForthcoming
Maryland22alewis@mdhumanities.orgSusan Muaddi DarrajRuaida MannaaFarah Rocks Fifth GradeCapstone Press9781496583390Submitted to Guy
Twitter: @susandarraj
IG: @susandarraj
Massachusetts23shaloo@massbook.orgPeter H. ReynoldsPeter H. ReynoldsThe Word Collector Orchard Books -- Imprint of Scholastic9780545865029<> #TheWordCollectorsWith vivid illustrations by Kaylani Juanita, Samara Cole Doyon sings a carol for the plenitude that surrounds us and the self each of us is meant to inhabit.
Michigan24gleisnert@michigan.govPamela CameronRenee GraefSport: Ship Dog of the Great LakesWisconsin State Historical Press9780870209147Submitted to Guy
Minnesota25alayne@thefriends.orgKao Kalia YangSeo KimA Map into the WorldCarolrhoda Books - Lerner Publishing GroupISBN-13: 9781541538368 @kaokaliayang / Facebook: Map Into the World - the first published children’s book by a Hmong-American writer, and centered around a Hmong family - explores the changing of seasons and the changing of the "seasons" of life.6/30/2020?
26 MahinEvan TurkMuddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy WatersAtheneum9781481443494 is the story of the early life of native Mississippian and blues legend Muddy Waters.July 15
Missouri27aprilroy@kclibrary.orgDaniel BernstromShane EvansBig Papa and the Time MachineHarper Collins9780062463319 City, Missouri Illustrator, Shane Evans has created a whimsical masterpiece about a boy who learns what it means to be brave with the help of his grandpa.
Montana28samantha.dwyer@humanitiesmontana.orgPrecious McKenzieEdward TanzoshCinderyetiBeaLu Books9781734106503 nice yeti with two bratty stepsisters wants to go to the dance with humans but is told that yetis and people never, ever, ever mix. July
Nebraska29tessa.terry@nebraska.govAstronaut Clayton AndersonScott BrundageA is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the AlphabetSleeping Bear Press9781585363964
Winner! 2019 Nebraska Book Award Retired astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut and blastoff to spacewalk and Zulu Time.
Nevada30kkuo@nevadahumanities.orgKenneth LamugKenneth LamugPetro and the Flea KingCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform978-1792346781,204,203,200_.jpg
In this wordless graphic novel, Petro the lazy boy goes on an out-of-this-world adventure as he tries to save a small town from the torments of the Flea King and his minionsJuly 1
New Hampshire31mary.russell@dncr.nh.govErin BowmanThe Girl and the Witch's GardenSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers9781534461581 rich, charming middle grade adventure is about a girl determined to infiltrate her grandmother’s enchanted garden with the help of some magically gifted friends.9/1/2020?tbd
New Jersey32reneebswartz@gmail.comDavid WiesnerDavid WiesnerRobobabyClarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers9780544987319 ensues when robot baby Flange comes home in component parts and his robot parents can't figure out how to put him together - until techie big sister comes to the rescue.
New Mexico33lori.thornton@state.nm.usRachel RodriguezJulie PaschkisThrough Georgia's EyesHenry Holt9780805077407 O'Keefe, the artist, saw the world in a unique way and she found inspiration in New Mexico.July 1
New York34rocco.staino@gmail.comJennifer ThermesJennifer ThermesManhattan: Mapping the Story of an IslandHarry N. Abrams9781419736551 in dazzling maps and informative sidebars, Manhattan explores the 400+ year history of Manhattan Island.June 15
North Carolina35mgiblin@nchumanities.orgMichelle LanierDare CoulterMY NC From A to ZNorth Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources-Historical Research Office, Division of Historical Resources and the North
Carolina African American Heritage Commission
9780865264991 colorful board book celebrates pride of place and creates connections to North Carolina's rich African American heritage.9/1/
North Dakota36ssandwick@nd.govLouise ErdrichThe Night WatchmanHarperCollins9780062671202 on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.
Ohio37don@cpl.orgDouglas BrinkleyAmerican moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race (Young Readers' Edition)HarperCollins9780062660282 York Times bestselling author and historian Douglas Brinkley delivers a young readers’ edition of a story rooted in heroism, bravery, and patriotism: America’s race to the moon. (excerpt from publisher)9/1/2020
Oklahoma38connie.armstrong@libraries.ok.govHannah E. HarrisonHannah E. HarrisonBear is Awake!Penguin Random
Oregon39susan.b.westin@state.or.usKatherine RoyKatherine RoyHow to be an ElephantDavid Macaulay Studio9781626721784 book tells what it takes for a baby African elephant to grow up on the savanna.
Pennsylvania40kms454@psu.eduJen BryantCannaday ChapmanFeed Your Mind: A Story of August WilsonAbrams1419736531A biography of August Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. He had a talent for capturing the authentic, everyday voice of black Americans. The book includes an author's note, a timeline of Wilson's life, a list of his plays and a bibliography.9 /12020
Puerto Rico41 Isset M. Pastrana-AndinoMi isla bella, mi isla hermosa Aparicio Distributors
Rhode Island42kate@ribook.orgPadma VenkatramanThe Bridge HomePenguin Random House9781524738136http://padmavenkatraman.com Twitter:@padmatv Instagram: venkatraman.padmaFour determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman's stirring middle-grade debut.June
South WoodsonJames RansomeThis is the RopePuffin Books425288943 Twitter: @JackieWoodson Insta: @jacqueline_woodsonThe story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one
South Dakota44jennifer@sdhumanities.orgDavid Heska Wanbli WeidenJim Yellowhawk and Pat KinsellaSpotted TailReycraft Books9781478868910 (Facebook); @WanbliWeiden (Twitter and Instagram); @ReycraftBooks (Twitter); #SpottedTail A biography of the Lakota leader who expertly guided his people through tumultuous times as they fought and then negotiated with the U.S. government.late August
Tennessee45patrick@humtn.orgRita Lorraine HubbardOge Mora
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
Schwartz & Wade9781524768287 @RitaLorraineFrom publisher: "Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation’s oldest student who did just that ..."early
46 Thanhhà LạiButterfly YellowHarperCollins9780062229236
Six years after Hằng is seperated from her brother, she makes the brutal journey from Việt Nam to search for her brother in Texas and when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, she will do anything to bridge the gap.
late June/ early July
Utah47Edward AbbeyDesert Solitaire Ballantine345326490,204,203,200_.jpg
Vermont48jennifer.johnson@vermont.govLindsey StoddardRight as RainHarperCollins9780062652942 @LindseyStoddard - Instagram: @LindseyStoddardWritesIt’s been almost a year since Rain’s bother died, and her parents still have no idea that it’s all her fault, but after her family moves from Vermont to New York City and with the anniversary her brother's death approaching, she will do everything she can to pick up the pieces around her— but will it be enough?July 31
Virgin Islands49Tiphanie YaniqueI Am the Virgin Islands Little Bell Caribbean1934370304,204,203,200_.jpg
Virginia50sdlawson@virginia.eduKwame AlexanderKadir NelsonThe UndefeatedVersify imprint, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt9781328780966 Undefeated is a love letter to black life in the United States, highlighting the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.June 15
Washington51sara.pete@sos.wa.govBen ClantonBen ClantonPeanut Butter and JellyPenguin Random House9780735262461’s obsession with his new favorite food leads him into hijinks and hilarity in the third book of this all-star early graphic novel series!July 20
West Virginia52heather.s.campbell@wv.govSarah DooleyFree VersePuffin Books9780147509154
After the death of her immediate family, Sarah discovers family, and poetry, doesn't take the form you intend.
Wisconsin53kathy.j.galvin@gmail.comMiranda PaulJohn ParraLittle Libraries, Big HeroesHoughton Mifflin Harcourt9780544800274 Libraries, Big Heroes is an the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol's first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world.
Wyoming54susan.mark@wyo.govCheryl O'BrienWorld War II POW camps of WyomingThe History Press9781467143820 a little-known part of the state’s history, O'Brien weaves together historical records, photographs, and personal stories that detail Wyoming's nineteen World War II prisoner of war camps, which housed several thousand incarcerated Italian and German prisoners.September 1