A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow
In her beguiling debut, Stringfellow shows how fantasy tales can be more true than ordinary life.
Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff
This remarkable novel will be as meaningful to today’s young people as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was for earlier generations.
A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser
Never forgetting the complexities of her characters’ lives, Glaser infuses A Duet for Home with sweetness and optimism.
Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi
In spare, carefully chosen words, Faruqi builds an absorbing drama that rings with authenticity and emotion.
Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd
With exceptional style and empathy, Hummingbird addresses weighty themes in a jubilant yet realistic way.
Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, illustrated by Gabriela Epstein
This cleverly conceived graphic novel celebrates both individuality and community while transcending language barriers.
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
The Last Mapmaker brims with adventure, surprises and action that moves faster than a ship under full sail.
Lolo’s Light by Liz Garton Scanlon
Liz Garton Scanlon’s compelling middle grade novel glows with empathy and understanding.
A Seed in the Sun by Aida Salazar
This historical novel in verse is a skillfully crafted look at the life of a child working in dangerous conditions.
Tumble by Celia C. Pérez
Tumble movingly reminds readers that sometimes heroes (and villains) are not who they seem—both in life and in a wrestling ring.