aID NumberAffiliate's Email Author(s)Illustrator(s) if anyTitlePublisherISBN Number Jacket cover Author's websiteAuthor's social media handles if availableONE Sentence about the book Connection to StateEstimated 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 informationAge Range (e.g., Adult, Teen, Ages 9-12, Ages 0-8)F or NFKeywordsNotes
Alabamapearc007@ua.eduCharles Waters and Irene LathamAfrican TownG.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers9780593322888 and
@Irene_Latham @waterscharlesIn 1860, long after the United States outlawed the importation of enslaved laborers, 110 men, women and children from Benin and Nigeria were captured and brought to Mobile, Alabama aboard a ship called Clotilda. At the end of the Civil War, the survivors created a community for themselves they called African Town, which still exists to this day. Told in 14 distinct voices, including that of the ship that brought them to the American shores and the founder of African Town, this powerfully affecting historical novel-in-verse recreates a pivotal moment in US and world history, the impacts of which we still feel today.

Tells a story set in Alabama by authors from Alabama tbdTeen and young adult 13-18F Alabama, Clotilda, Mobile, AfricaTown USA and Plateau
Alaskasjudayak@yahoo.comCindy Lou AillaudCindy Lou AillaudRecess at 20 BelowAlaska Northwest Books9781513261911 up your parka and pull on your winter boots and warm mittens before you go outside in the snow, and see what it's like to live in one of America's coldest places, where it's recess at 20 below!Author lives in Alaska and the story captures a unique slice of life in the 49th statedone 5-10NFRecesses, Alaska, juvenile pictorialInternational Reading Association "Notable" Primary/Nonfiction. Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People by the National Council of Social Studies and the Children's Book Council.
American SamoaMarilyn DownTasi of American Samoa1712856162
Arizonajball@azlibrary.govDusti BowlingAcross the DesertLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers9780316494748 girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author.Author lives in Arizona. The entire story takes place in our state as well.8-12FArizona, desert, survival, rescue, friendshipDusti's books have won the Reading the West Award, the Sakura Medal, a Golden Kite Honor, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and have been nominated for over thirty state awards. Her books are Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections and have been named best books of the year by the Chicago Public Library, Kirkus, Bank Street College of Education, A Mighty Girl, Shelf Awareness, and many more.
Arkansaskaren.oconnell@ade.arkansas.govAyana GrayBeasts of PreyG. P. Putnam's Sons9780593405680sent as an attachment to Guy ( on 4/12/22 @ayanagray_ Twitter: @ayanagray. TikTok: @ayanagrayIn this much-anticipated series opener, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a
dangerous alliance to hunt down the ancient creature menacing their home—and discover much more
than they bargained for.
Author graduated from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and now lives in Little Rock, ARJuly 1, 2022 (Grade level: 9-12; Ages 13 - 18)FFantasy fiction, Culturally diverse, "Slaying the dragon" themeBeasts of Prey is being adapted for film by Netflix
7 FormanFrankie & BugAladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster9781534482531 & Twitter: @gayleforman
TilTok: @thegayleforman
In the summer of 1987, ten-year-old Bug and her friend Frankie join forces to find the Midnight Marauder—a criminal on the loose in the L.A. area—and learn some important lessons along with way.Author is from CA; story is set in CATBDTBDAges 8-12Fcoming-of-age, friendship, identity, adventure, mystery, California2021 California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award winner
Coloradojones@coloradohumanities.orgGregory BarringtonGregory Barrington
cow boy is not a cowboy
HarperCollinsISBN: 9780062891365, ISBN-10: 0062891367 (instagram) @BarringtonTales (twitter)Meet Goat Girl and Merle, an irresistible pair of characters who show young readers that the best friendships are built on more than first impressions.Author/illustrator lives in COJuly 1, 2022Ages 0-8FFriendship, first impressions, self, identity, overcoming fear, welcoming new ideas, individuality2021 Colorado Book Awards Children's Literature Winner
Connecticutlcomstock@cthumanities.orgLizzy RockwellLizzy RockwellThe All-Together QuiltPenguin/Random House
Alfred A. Knopf
@lizzyrockwell1 (twitter) (FB)
Based on a true story, The All-Together Quilt is about friends of all ages who gather at the community center each Friday to make a quilt. Author/illustrator lives in CT and story set in CTJuly 15, 2022TBDAges 5-8NFFriendship, connections, quilts, inspiration, beautiful, libraries, project, STEM2021 Connecticut Book Awards Young Readers Picture Book Winner
Delawarepatty.langley@delaware.govErin Entrada KellyThose Kids from Fawn CreekGreenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers9780062970350
@erinentrada;; The twelve kids in the seventh grade at Fawn Creek K-12 have been together all their lives so when graceful Orchid Mason arrives, with exotic clothes and glorious hair, the other seventh graders do not know what to think.Author lives in DEJune 15, 2022 8-12Ffriendship, family life2018 Newbery Medal winner
District of ColumbiaCarmen.Boston@dc.govJeanne Walker-HarveyLoveis WiseABLAZE WITH COLOR : A STORY OF PAINTER ALMA THOMASHarperCollins9780063021891 incredible true story of Alma Thomas, the first Black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York City and to have her work chosen for the White House collection. Alma Thomas lived in DCAges 4-8NFBiography, painting, painter, Published February 2022
Floridaamyerscough@flahum.orgCelia C PerezStrange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling FeathersPuffin Books, an imprint of Penguin RandomHouse LLC9780425290453 (twitter); @cperezwrites (Instagram)Four strangers form a rebel scout troop in a small town in Florida and find something they didn't know they needed: sisterhoodTitle takes places in a small Florida town. She is originally from Miami and a graduate of University of FloridaTBDTBDAges 9-12FFriendship, social action, environmentalism, clubs, family lifeALSC Notable Children's book; Kirkus Best Children's Book of 2019
Georgiadavichj@dekalblibrary.orgBreanna McDanielTonya EngelImpossible MoonSimon &Schuster Books For Young Readers/ Denene Millner Books9781534478979e-mailed
To come...checking character's name spelling against final copy.
Author is from GA.What does NF mean other than Non-Fiction?To ComeAges 4-8, Grades K-1F
Storytelling, family, grandmothers, African mythology, African American History, Astronomy, constellations, moon, stargazing, folklore, voyages, imagination
To be published 6/2022. McDaniel's "Hands Up!" was listed as a Book All Young Georgians Should Read in
GuamEvelyn FloresGoodnight GuamCreate Space‏ : ‎ 1544648340
Hawaiibaron.baroza@librarieshawaii.orgGreg Bowman, Alan SuemoriJamie Meckel TablasonLeilani: Blessed and GratefulMutual Publishing, LLC9781737677420
A young girl dreams of meeting prominent figures from Hawaiian history and learns about Hawaiian cultural practices. Historical and biographical information included.Authors are from Hawaii; book focuses on Hawaii history and culture.TBDAges 4-8FHawaii, tradition, history, gratitude
Idahogwynhervochon@boisestate.eduDanielle HigleyStephanie MilesThe Stories Behind the Stories: The Remarkable True Tales Behind Your Favorite Children's BooksBushel & Peck Books9781638190417Sent to Guy via email 4-15-2022 (instagram)A celebration of children's literature that tells the incredible behind-the-scenes tales of twenty-nine beloved children’s classics.Author lives in IdahoJuly 15TBD7-12NFclassic children's books, authorship, children's books history, children's books charactersPublished November 2021
Illinoisbmatheis@ilsos.govJoelle CharbonneauN/AVerifyHarperTeen978-0062803634
http://www.joellecharbonneau.c;; Bestselling author, Joelle Charbonneau, has written an eerie, yet timely page-turner that has been described as the perfect mix of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984. It is destined to start important conversations at this particular moment in our history. Author lives in Illinois.Will start working on as soon as we know know the game plan.Will start working on as soon as we know the game plan. Grade Level 8-9, Reading Age 13 - 17 yearsFTeen, YA, Fiction, Dystopian, Mother - Death, Grief, Books, Reading, Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Secret Societies, Honesty, Resistance to Government, High school students, Teenage Artists
18 JohnsonN/AYOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWNScholastic978-1338503296Via We Transfer @byleahjohnson
Twitter: @byleahjohnson
The novel follows Liz Lighty, who hatches a plan to leave the "small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town" she lives in because she feels 'too black, too poor, too awkward' to live her best life there.Author is from Indiana. Book is set in Indiana.As soon as I know what LOC wants, I'll get working on it.As soon as I know what LOC wants, I'll get working on it.TeenFReese's Book Club, LGBTQ Romance, Funny, Friendship, Being Yourself, Stonewall Book Honor
Iowategan.beese@iowa.govSuzanne ParkSUNNY SONG WILL NEVER BE FAMOUSSourcebooks Fire9781728209425 & Instagram: @suzanneparkThis novel follows an aspiring social media influncer and her digital detox at a farm camp in Iowa.The camp that the main character attends is in IowaTeenFSocial Media, Contemporary, Romance, Coming of Age
Kansasbrett.rurode@ks.govKaren M. GreenwaldSian JamesA Vote for Susanna: The First Woman MayorAlbert Whitman & Company9780807553138 tells her grandson of how, in 1887 Argonia, Kansas, a group of men who thought women should not vote or hold office put a woman on the ballot as a joke. It's about the first woman mayor in the United State, who was from Argonia, Kansas.June 15thJune 15thAge range: 4-8 years. Grade level: Preschool to 3rd gradeFWomen mayors, Politics, Women's history, Biography, Juvenile literature
Kentuckysara.volpi@uky.eduBrittany J. ThurmanAnna CunhaFlyAtheneum/Caitlyn Dloughy Books (Simon &Schuster)9781534454873 joy and the power of community radiate from this sweet picture book about a young Black girl’s perseverance and confidence in following her double Dutch dreamsAuthor Brittany J. Thurman resides in Louisville, KY.4-8FPicture Books
African American
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Girl's Interest
22 WebreDrew BreechWhen I Was an AlligatorUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette PressISBN-10 ‏ 1946160660 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1946160669 Follow a curious Cajun kid on an informative and fun exploration of Louisiana’s treasured coastal wetlands as she magically and mysteriously transforms into a series of wetlands creatures with each animal revealing something of its habits and habitat. Book set in Louisiana; author is a Louisiana resident and teacher; illustrator is a Louisiana native; Louisiana university publisherAges 5-8FAlligator, Louiaiana bayou, environment, science & nature, curiostity, Cajun, wetlandsMost highly viewed of 2021 virtual LA Book Festival children's programs
Mainelizz@mainehumanities.orgNana Ekua Brew-Hammond
Daniel MinterBLUE: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky Knopf Books for Young Readers ISBN - 13: 9781984894366
ILLUSTRATOR Daniel Minter AUTHOR Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond ILLUSTRATOR Daniel Minter: Instagram: Twitter: AUTHOR Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond: Instagram: Twitter: Discover a world of creativity and tradition in this fascinating, visually stunning picture book that explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue.Illustrator Daniel Minter is s Maine artist and community leader; Co-founder of Indigo Arts Allaince, which holds the annual Beautiful Blackbird Children's Book Festival celebrating Black childrens books created by Black illustrators and writers. 4-8+NFWe hope to work with illustrator/ Maine Artist Daniel Minter w/ our programming.
24; eetzel@mdhumanities.orgCarole Boston WeatherfordEric VelasquezI, Matthew Henson: Polar ExplorerBloomsbury Children's Books978-1547608966 @poetweatherford, Facebook: The inspiring true story of Black explorer Matthew Henson, who was apart of the first team to reach the North Pole.Author was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and book subject Matthew Henson was born and raised in MarylandAges 6-11NF
Massachusettsshaloo@massbook.orgMary Wagley CoppMunir D. MohammedWherever I GoAtheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster978-1534419193sending as email attachment to; author headshot included has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp for seven years, four months, and sixteen days, but before she finds a forever home, this resilient young girl has something important to do: be a queen of all she surveys.Author lives in Massachusetts; WHEREVER I GO received the Picture Book Award in annual Massachusetts Book Awards program for 2021June 15, 2022 promotion with Rhode Island
MichiganCarol Boston WeatherfordFrank MorrisonRESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul
Minnesotaalayne@thefriends.orgDavid LaRochelleMike WohnoutkaHow to ApologizeCandlewick Press9781536209440 makes mistakes but apologizing can be hard, so this is a handy guide to help listeners who are just learning to say those two simple words and older readers who need a refresher.The 2022 recipient of the Minnesota Book Award, presented annual to writers and illustrators who are residents of the state. Ages 0-8
28 Davis PinkneyBrian PinkneyLoretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Tell ItLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers978-0316536738Twitter @andreadavispink Facebook @andreadavispink Facebook, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Black family's challenges and triumphs from 1927 to 1968 while struggling as sharecroppers, living under Jim Crow, and fighting for Civil Rights in Mississippi.Set in MississippiJune 158-12F
Missourilisa@mohumanities.orgDan & Connie BurkhardtBryan HaynesGrowing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the MissouriWalswoth Publishing 978-0-692-691441-1 will meet children from nine generations who grew up along the Missouri River from Hermann to St. Charles and share in a long list of adventures and changes they see in the river valley, including visits from Lewis and Clark, the departure of Native Americans, the arrival of German immigrants, the growth of the legendary McBaine Bur Oak, the introduction of vineyards, steamboats, trains, and the creation of the Katy Trail. Made in Missouri! Written by local authors and illustrated by a local landscape painter. The story/illustrations highlight 8 towns along the Missouri River Valley. Story content contributed by roughly two dozen Missouri historical, cultural, and conservation based organization/experts. The book invites people of all ages to connect with area history, conservation, and culture. 100% of the proceeds go to The Katy Land Trust to preserve the farms and forests along the Katy Trail.
Will contact authors; Can have up on website (once contact is established) in June. & NFMissouri, History, Culture, Conservation, Missouri River, FamilyHardback, published in 2016
Montanakim.anderson@humanitiesmontana.orgM.L.Smoker & Natalie PeeterseDale DeforestThunderousCuriousity Books978-1-948206-46-4Authors are Montanans and focus is LakotaAges 9-12F
Nebraskatessa.terry@nebraska.govClayton AndersonSusan BatoriLetters from SpaceSleeping Bear Press‎ 978-1534110748
Astronaut Clayton Anderson spent 152 days in space aboard the International Space Station, his letters from space are full of weird science, wild facts, and outrageous true stories from life in space, complete with hysterical illustrations from Susan Batori.
Astronaut Clayton “Astro Clay” Anderson, Nebraska’s only Astronaut
3 - 8 yearsNFScience, space, astonauts, NASA, humor, factual, learning
Nevadakkuo@nevadahumanities.orgAxie OhThe Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea Feiwel & Friends9781534110748 Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is an enthralling feminist retelling of the classic Korean folktale "The Tale of Shim Cheong."Author lives in NevadaAugust 1, 2021 is willing to participate in a virtual LC panel
New Hampshiremary.a.russell@dncr.nh.govMarek BennettThe Civil War Diary of Freeman ColbyComics Workshop9780982415351 proud of his Granite State heritage, Freeman Colby bows to no one – not the rowdy students of his rural one-room schoolhouse, not the high-handed Union army officers in town, and certainly not those Rebel traitors causing all that trouble down lives in New Hampshrie and main character does as wellmiddle grade and upNFUS civil war, diaries, graphic novel, history
New Jerseykathypic16@aol.comLisa RoseIsabel Munoz
The Singer and the Scientist
Lerner Publishing978-1541576094 -hardcover; 978-1541576100 - paperback @LisaRoseWritesWhen singer Marion Anderson was denied a room because she was black at the Nassau Inn in Princeton NJ after performing there in 1937, Albert Einstein invited her to stay with him and a friendship developed based on their shared experiences of racial discrimination.Set in Princeton, New Jersey in 1937TBDTBDAges 6-11NFMarian Anderson; Albert Einstein; singers; scientists; biography; race; discrimination; African-Americans; Jewish refugees; music, nonfiction; Princeton, NJ; Friendship; social activism; 2021 National Jewish Book Award finalist for children's picture books
New Mexicolori.thornton@state.nm.usAnna Harber Freeman, Barbara GonzalesAphelandraShaped by Her Hands: Potter Maria MartinezAlbert Whitman & Company978-0-8075-7599-4 most renowned Native American Indian potter of her time, Maria Povika Martinez learned pottery as a child under the guiding hands of her ko-ōo, her aunt. She grew up to discover a new firing technique that turned her pots black and shiny, and made them—and Maria—famous. This inspiring story of family and creativity illuminates how Maria’s belief in sharing her love of clay brought success and joy from her New Mexico Pueblo to people all across the country.set in New Mexico, co-author lives in New MexicoJuly 1, 2022 yearsFNative American culture, art history, NM history, pottery
New Yorkrocco.staino@gmail.comJoseph Bruchac
Children of the Longhouse
North Carolinamgiblin@nchumanities.orgBarbara O'ConnorHow to Steal A DogSquarefish (Imprint of Macmillan)978-0312561123 (IG, Twitter)Georgina Hayes is desperate...they were evicted from their apartment and have been living in a car...When Georgina spots a missing dog poster with a reward, all she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. Set in North Carolina and author lives in North CarolinaAugust 1, 2021 yearsFHomelessness, love, right and wrong, NC, family, honesty
North Dakotassandwick@nd.govChris RylanderThe Rise of Greg (An Epic Series of Failures)Puffin Books978-1524739805Chris Rylander's homeChris Rylander (@chris_rylander) / TwitterMagic and mayhem collide as Greg and his friends have only a few weeks to save the world.Author was born and raised in North Dakota8-12 yearsFFantasy, Humor, magic, friends, Dwarfs, Elves
Northern Mariana Islands;; bethdemapanjkpl@gmail.comCielo Citlalli Gutierrrez Long I Duendis: The DuendisLady Diann Torres Foundation ladydianntorres@gmail.com story of a young girl named Rita who goes missing on Tinian and suffers the consequences of disobeying her mother. Written in Chamorro with English translation.Author born and raised on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islandswww.cnmilib.org5-12 yearsFFantasy, Disobedience
Ohiodonald.boozer@cpl.orgTracy Subisak(same - author & illus.)Jenny Mei Is SadLittle, Brown and Company978-0-316-53771-1 ("I solely use Instagram")With this educational and entertaining picture book, learn how to approach difficult emotions with compassion and understanding—and be the best friend you can be.Author/illustrator was born and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.Contacted author; Can have up on website (once contact is established) in May or June. yearsFmental health, sadness, friendship, emotions, compassion
OklahomaMariana Llanos
Mariana Ruiz Johnson
Run Little Chaski! An Inka Trail Adventure
Barefoot Books
Oregonelke.bruton@slo.oregon.govJenn ReeseA Game of Fox & SquirrelsHenry Holt & Co.978-1250243010
A Game of Fox and Squirrels is a stunning, heartbreaking novel about a girl who finds the light in the darkness… and ultimately discovers the true meaning of home.
Oregon Author, Oregon settinggrades 5-8Ffantasy, magical realism
PennsylvaniaKarla Schmit kms454@psu.eduRebecca E. HirschSonia PossentiniNight Creatures: Animals that Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You SleepMillbrook Press978-1-5415-8129-6 flap,skunks prowl, and rabbits race. From their backyard tent, a mother and child marvel at this hidden world of creatures that wake as they prepare to sleep. Author lives in State College, Pennsylvania. Hopefully August.Ages 5-10.NFNocturnal Animals, Night Creatures, Firefly, Bobcat, Cottontail Rabbit, Big Brown Bat, Striped Skunk, Raccoon, Northern Green Frog, Great Horned Owl, Deer Mouse American Robin, White-Tailed Deer
Puerto RicoSonya Canetti sonya.canetti@fphpr.orgAnika DenisePaola EscobarPlanting Stories: The Life of Librarian and
Storyteller Pura Belpré |
Plantando historias: Sembrando historias:
Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos
HarperCollins Espanol978-1400212644
978-0062748683 beautiful picture book biography of one of the most significant and inspiring figures in library history. Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York CityStory about Puerto Rican librarian and storyteller Purá Belpré Author is a Puerto Rican writer from NYCAugust4-8NFPura Belpré, Biography Puerto Ricans in the US
Rhode IslandMary Wagley CoppMunir D. MohammedWherever I GoAtheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster978-1534419193sending as email attachment to Illustrator lives in RIJulyribook.orgjoint promotion with Massachusetts
South Alice MonroeThe IslandersAladdin9781534427273sent via email young boy spends the summer on a remote South Carolina island with his grandmother making friends while learning about endangered species and himself.Author is from South Carolina, book is set in South Carolinaages 7-12FDewees, island, endangered species, turtle, summer, Afghanistan, family, grandfamily, friendship, boat, ferry, nature, sanctuary
South Dakotajennifer@sdhumanities.orgJulia LyonAlexandra Bye
A Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in Her Own Backyard
Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster)978-1-5344-7464-2 in 1905, a girl named Ruth collects bones from the South Dakota prairie, leading to the discovery of multiple dinosaur skeletons now displayed around the world. Takes place on a ranch in western South Dakota.early August 4-8NFdinosaurs, bones, fossils, geology, prairie, prehistoric, pioneers, quarry, ranchauthor might be in D.C. area during NBF; also willing to do virtual event/recording
Tennesseepatrick@humtn.orgJulia WattsNeedleworkThree Rooms Press978-1953103079 @jwattswriterFrom publisher: ... a sixteen-year-old boy with a love of quilting, cooking and Dolly Parton helps his grandma care for his opioid-addicted mother, until the discovery of a family secret upends everything he has ever believed.Author lives in Knoxville, TNearly August or earlier if need behumtn.orgTeenFYoung Adult Fiction, LGBTQ+, Social Themes, Prejudice & Racism, Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse, Family Siblings
Texasrmanley@tsl.texas.govMeghan P. BrowneCarlynn WhittINDELIBLE ANN: THE LARGER-THAN-LIFE STORY OF GOVERNOR ANN RICHARDSPenguin Random House9780593173275 @meghanpbrowne Richards was the governor of Texas and the author lives in Texas. July
VermontChristopher@vermonthumanities.orgEditors: Marek Bennett, Andy Kolovos, Teresa Mares, Julia Grand DoucetAn anthology of work by New England CartoonistsThe Most Costly Journey (El Viaje Mas Caro)Vermont Folklife Center978-0-916718-22-0 Vermont Reads 2022 choice, The Most Costly Journey (El Viaje Más Caro), tells the stories of 19 of these workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists in a variety of styles, each short chapter describes aspects of life as an immigrant farm worker in Vermont: crossing the southern border, struggling with English, adapting to winter, growing gardens, raising children, dealing with health crises, and working long hours.The stories are all about migrant farmworkers living and working in VermontWe are ready now, the book is our Vermont Reads 2022 selection. grade and upNFMigrants, farmworkers, immigrants, Vermont, Farming, Dairy, Housing, Mental Health, Labor, Economic Justice, Bi-lingual, Spanish, Mexico, Guatemala,
Virgin; Golden BryanBarbara L. JendrysikJames and the Fireburn: An Anti-bullying and Human Rights Story Inspired by Caribbean HistorySuncoast Digital Press Inc978-1-939237-71-2
James and the Fireburn explores what happens when silence prevails and encourages children to stand up for what is right in an age-appropriate manner.Includes US Caribbean history and author was raised in the USVI.July/August8-12FUS Caribbean History, Human Rights, Social Themes, Bullying, Action & Adventure, Survival Stories, Health & Daily Living
Virginiabooks@virginiahumanities.orgSylvia Liu
Manatee's Best Friend
Scholastic9781338662269 Wong Walker is a shy girl who is forced to find her voice after taking a viral video that threatens her new friendships as well as her hopes to save the manatees.Author lives in our state.May 2022 8-12FEnvironment, Manatees, Dolphins, Oceans, Conservation, Asian American, Wildlife, Science, STEM, Anxiety, Friendship, Family
Washingtonsara.pete@sos.wa.govDonna Barba HigueraThe Last CuentistaLevine Querido978-1-64614-089-3 to a new planet after Earth is destroyed, 12-year-old Petra Peña’s suspended animation fails during the 370-year journey, so when all the other children are mysteriously reprogrammed and the adults purged, Petra becomes the lone bringer of Earth's now forbidden stories and her grandmother's Mexican folklore to a changing humanity.Author lives in Washington., Pura Belpré, SciFI
West Virginiaheather.s.campbell@wv.govJoy KellerFrankenslime9781250765802 12-14F
Wisconsinkathy.j.galvin@gmail.comBaptiste Paul & Miranda PaulEsteli MezaPeaceNorthSouth Books, Inc.978-0-7358-4449-0
Twitter: @baptistepaul
Facebook: @BaptistePaulAuthor
Instagram: @baptistepaul77

Twitter: @Miranda_Paul
Facebook: @AuthorMirandaPaul
Instagram: @mirandapaulbooks
Inspirational look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world.
Authors live in WisconsinJuly-August 2022Stand byAges 4-8NFPeace, friendship, love, kindness, compasstion
Wyominglucas@thinkwy.orgTyler Rogers The Marvelous Invention of Orion McBrideSelf-Published 978-1-7360770-0-9
11 year old Chris Fritz has to manage change as he moves to WY due to unhappy life changes, he meets Orion who claims to have invented a time machine, little do they both know that Orion's invention would change their world forever.
Author lives in our state and book takes place in WyomingJuly-August 2022Stand byages 9-13FChange, friendship, family, growing, learning, persistance, identity