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New and Forthcoming Titles on Diversity

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The following is a list of new and forthcoming adult, young adult, and children’s titles on the issues surrounding diversity and the multicultural nature of American society.

Diversity Playbook: Recommendations and Guidance for Christian Organizations

Michelle R. Loyd-Paige and Michelle D. Williams, out now

Building on their years of experience in Christian higher education, the authors offer solutions for Christian organizations and diversity professionals.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids

Candice W. Jones, Dec.

Pediatrician Jones coaches parents to understand their child’s developmental stages and their own motivations to create a family discipline plan that manages misbehavior and encourages good behavior.

Conversations With People Who Hate Me

Dylan Marron, Jan.

The host of the podcast bearing the book’s title explores how to navigate difficult conversations, offering a permission slip for those who believe that connection can be possible even in these dark times.

The Other Side of Yet: Finding Light In The Midst of Darkness

Michelle D. Hord, Mar.

Media executive Hord offers a blueprint on how to harness inner strength to create a life of purpose, passion, and possibility regardless of what is thrown at us.

Seen and Unseen

Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster, May

How new media has changed the narrative on race, tipping the levers of power in favor of the historically disadvantaged and altering the centuries-long battle for racial justice.

ATRIA / ONE SIGNAL

Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (And Why It’s Different Than You Think)

Reshma Saujani, Mar.

Lays out a bold set of plans to recast motherhood, including government payments to moms, dramatic shifts in workplace policy, and radical culture change.

Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor

Kim Kelly, Apr.

Explores the history of the labor movement and the forgotten workers, organizers, and their allies who risked everything to win fair wages, better working conditions, disability protections, and an eight-hour workday.

Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service

Tajja Isen, May

Nine essays exploring the absurdity of living in a world that apologizes for structural racism, yet makes only cosmetic attempts to solve it.

Kyle T. Mays, out now

Argues that the foundations of the U.S. are rooted in antiblackness and settler colonialism, and that these parallel oppressions continue into the present.

Parenting With an Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children

Masha Rumer, out now

Through her own stories and interviews with other immigrant families, Rumer paints a picture of what it’s like for immigrant parents raising a child in America while honoring their cultural identities.

Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma

Guilaine Kinouani, Jan.

A look at the impacts of anti-Black racism and a practical guide for overcoming racial trauma through radical self-care as a form of resistance.

Education Across Borders: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the Classroom

Patrick Sylvain, Jalene Tamerat, Marie Lily Cerat, Feb.

A resource for K-12 educators that serve BIPOC and first-generation students that explores why inclusive and culturally relevant pedagogy is necessary to ensure the success of their students.

Entry Lessons: The Stories of Women Fighting for Their Place, Their Children, and Their Futures After Incarceration

Jorja Leap, Apr.

Offers oral histories, embedded observation, and research on the daily struggles of women returning to life after incarceration, and concrete solutions to the seemingly hopeless issue.

Mothercoin: The Stories of Immigrant Nannies

Elizabeth Cummins Muñoz, Apr.

A historical and cultural exploration of the devastating consequences of undervaluing those who conduct the “women’s work” of childcare and housekeeping

City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town

Susan Hartman, May

An intimate portrait of the newcomers revitalizing the old manufacturing town of Utica, N.Y. by starting small businesses, renovating houses, and adding a fresh vitality to the community through cultural diversity.

Edited by Jessica P. Pryde, Feb.

Authors, newcomers, librarians, academicians, and avid readers and reviewers consider the mirrors and windows into Black love as it is depicted in the novels, television shows, and films that have shaped their own stories.

BERRETT-KOEHLER

Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One

Majora Carter, Feb.

Shows how to end the brain drain that cripples low-income communities, mapping out a development strategy focused on encouraging talented people to stay and help lift up the community.

The Power of Employee Resource Groups: How People Create Authentic Change Farzana Nayani, May

A reference on building employee resource groups (ERGs) to empower underrepresented employees and positively impact DEI efforts within organizations and in society at large.

BETHANY HOUSE

Carved in Ebony: Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us

Jasmine Holmes, out now

Takes readers past the stories of white males in the history books and allows them to discover how Black women have been some of the main figures in defining the landscape of American history and faith.

This Is Not Your Country

Amin Ahmad, out now

A collection of stories challenging conventional assumptions about the inner and outer lives of immigrants from south Asia who struggle to establish new lives in the United States.

BOOKBABY

Women of Fire and Snow: Short Stories

Nati del Paso, out now

A collection of contemporary stories of women straddling the Mexican-American divide while finding their place and voice; cultural identity, gender violence, forced migration, sacrifice, love, and resiliency frame suspenseful tales blending social commentary with classic and psychological horror.

Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World—and How to Repair It All

Lisa Sharon Harper, Feb.

Harper traces her family’s story through generations, showing how American ideas, customs, and laws robbed her ancestors—and the ancestors of so many—of their humanity.

Choosing Us: Marriage and Mutual Flourishing in a World of Difference

Gail Song Bantum and Brian Bantum, Mar.

Reveals the lessons, mistakes, and principles that have helped the authors navigate race, family history, and gender dynamics in their twenty-plus years of marriage, while inspiring readers to pursue mutual flourishing in their marriages and relationships.

Recovering Racist: Dismantling White Supremacy and Reclaiming Our Humanity

Idelette McVicker, Apr.

The author, a white Afrikaner woman, journeys over 30 years and across three continents to shatter the lies of white supremacy embedded deep within her soul, revealing that grappling with the legacy of white supremacy and recovering from racism is lifelong work that requires both inner transformation and societal change.

Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just

Claude Atcho, May

Pastor and teacher Atcho demonstrates that reading about Black experience as shown in the literature of great African American writers can guide us toward sharper theological thinking and more faithful living.

The Enneagram for Black Liberation: Return to Who You Are Beneath the Armor You Carry

Chichi Agorom, Mar.

The certified Enneagram teacher and trained psychotherapist reclaims the Enneagram as a powerful tool for Black women to rediscover wholeness and worth.

Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way

Khristi Lauren Adams, Mar.

Practical lessons in leadership, resilience, empathy, and tenacity from a group of young leaders of color who are often neglected.

All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa

Richard Conyngham, illus. by Dada Khanyisa et al., Apr.

Six true stories of resistance by marginalized South Africans against the country’s colonial government in the years leading up to Apartheid.

Anti-Racism 4 REALS: Real Talk with Real Strategies in Real Time for Real Change

Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder, out now

Two anti-racism trainers––one Black Latina woman ordained in a white-dominant denomination and one white woman ordained in a historically Black denomination–– approach the same material from their own racialized experiences, perspectives, and identity.

When Kids Ask Hard Questions, Vol. 2: More Faith-filled Responses for Tough Topics

Edited by Bromleigh McCleneghan and Karen Ware Jackson, out now

In this follow-up to the popular When Kids Ask Hard Questions, parenting experts tackle 30 more tough topics from a progressive Christian point of view.

Jamise Harper and Jane Mount, out now

An inclusive collection which uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world, offering illustrated book stacks with an emphasis on authors of color and authors from diverse cultural backgrounds. A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism

Rosalind Wiseman and Shanterra McBride, May

Wiseman, who is white, and McBride, who is Black, discuss their own friendship and tap into their decades of anti-racism work to answer the 20 uncomfortable-but-critical questions about race they get asked most often.

Wash Day Diaries

Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith, May

A graphic novel taking its title from the wash day experience shared by Black women everywhere of setting aside all plans and responsibilities for a full day of washing, conditioning, and nourishing their hair.

African American Soldier: A Two-Hundred Year History of African Americans in the U.S. Military

Michael L. Lanning, Jan.

Retired lieutenant colonel Lanning explores the pivotal role of African Americans who risked their lives for their country in conflicts from the colonial days through more recent struggles of the 21st century—even as they fought courageously to become full citizens.

Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X

Rodnell P. Collins and A. Peter Bailey, Jan.

An intimate portrait of Malcolm X not just as a revolutionary leader, but as a complex family man, told through personal stories, memories, and rare family photos from the sister who raised him and his nephew.

COLLECTIVE BOOK STUDIO

Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism

Sara Blanchard and Misasha Suzuki Graham, out now

Contextualizing racism throughout American history in targeted chapters to listen, learn, and act.

Following up The Other Side, three friends who’ve shared everything—including the same birthday—bond over the triumphs, trials, and unexpected complications surrounding the men they love.

Couples Wanted

Briana Cole, out now

A look behind the scenes of love and marriage follows two couples and an intimate adventure gone very wrong.

Dance Theatre of Harlem: A History, A Movement, A Celebration

Judy Tyrus and Paul Novosel, out now

A celebration of the first African-American ballet company, from its origins in a Harlem basement, to the performances, community engagement, and arts education through which the Company continues to carry forward its message of empowerment through the arts for all.

Playing With Fire

Kiki Swinson, out now

The prequel to the Playing Dirty and Notorious duology, set in the early days of Yoshi Lomax, when she was an ambitious law student making her way in the privileged circles of academia.

Queen of Urban Prophecy

Aya de Leon, Dec.

A young female rap superstar takes on the misogyny of the music industry.

A Fatal Glow

Valerie Wilson Wesley, Feb.

The second installment in a cozy mystery series set in Grovesville, an aging town in New Jersey, where African American sleuth Odessa Jones is an caterer-turned-realtor who has the gift of premonition.

Miss Pearly’s Girls

ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Feb.

Four estranged sisters return to rural Arkansas when their dying mother wants them to repair their shattered relationships.

A Duke, The Spy, An Artist, And A Lie

Vanessa Riley, Mar.

The third and final installment of the Rogues & Remarkable Women series featuring a secret society of widows battling society to regain their money and a chance at love.

Empty Vows

Mary Monroe, Mar.

In this follow-up to Mrs. Wiggins, a proper church-going woman determined to snare Alabama’s most-sought after widower finds his secret desires and righteous lies come as a package deal.

Truth, Lies, And Mr. Grey

Shelly Ellis, Mar.

In the follow-up to The Three Mrs. Greys, a trio of betrayed wives finds that no one can be trusted—definitely not their wealthy, vengeful bigamist husband, and maybe not even themselves.

Can’t Hide Love

Cheris Hodges, May

As the four Richardson sisters strive to uphold their family’s reputation and legacy at their historic B&B in Charleston, South Carolina, romance that one sister never saw coming will upend all their expectations.

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

Imani Perry, Jan.

Perry weaves stories of immigrant communities, contemporary artists, exploitative opportunists, enslaved and Jim Crowed peoples, unsung heroes, and her personal history and ancestry as a Black woman born in Alabama, to show that the richness of these customs is based in the resilience of Black communities and other cultures across the South.

Father Abraham’s Many Children: The Bible in a World of Religious Difference

Tyler D. Mayfield, Jan.

Through the stories of Cain, Ishmael, and Esau, Mayfield draws out a more generous theology of religious diversity so that Christians might be better equipped to authentically love their neighbors of multiple faith traditions.

That We May Be One: Practicing Unity in a Divided Church

Gary B. Agee, Apr.

Explores the roots of division within the church—political, racial, and otherwise—and the virtues and practices that can promote the restoration of unity.

EUROPA EDITIONS

Captures the impact of racial encounters on racialized people—the whiplash of race that occurs while minding one’s own business.

FIU BUSINESS

Jefa in Training: The Business Startup Toolkit for Entrepreneurial and Creative Women

Ashley K. Stoyanov-Ojeda, Dec.

A Spanglish project-launching toolkit and female entrepreneur planner specially made for a new generation of boss women.

Kal Penn, out now

Demonstrates by example that no matter who you are and where you come from, you have many more choices than those presented to you.

Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration

Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts, Feb.

A collection of personal essays that celebrate the redemptive strength of Black joy.

GIBBS SMITH

Ordinary Equality: The Fearless Women and Queer People Who Shaped the U.S. Constitution and the Equal Rights Amendment

Kate Kelly, illus. by Nicole LaRue, Mar.

Explores the past, present, and future of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) through the lives of the bold, fearless women and queer people who have helped shape the U.S. Constitution.

GLOBAL COLLECTIVE

Moumita Bhattacharyya and Subhankar Bhattacharyya, Feb.

Documents Swami Vivekananda’s historic voyage from Bombay to Chicago in 1893, introducing Spiritual India to the materialistic West.

GRAND CENTRAL

Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School

Kendra James, Jan.

A look into the storied world of elite prep schools from the first African-American legacy student to graduate from The Taft School.

Nobody’s Magic

Destiny O. Birdsong, Feb.

A triptych novel set in Shreveport, Louisiana following the romances of three Black women with albinism who find themselves at the crossroads of their own lives.

The Trayvon Generation: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Elizabeth Alexander, Mar.

A meditation on the trauma of race-based violence and the potential of the rising generation of young adults.

Edited by Kim Gordon and Sinead Gleeson, May

A collection for and about the women who kicked in doors, as pioneers of their craft or making politics central to their sound, offering a new way of thinking about the vast spectrum of women in music.

HACHETTE GO

Get Rooted: Reclaim Your Soul, Ser, and Sisterhood Through the Healing Medicine of the Grandmothers

Robyn Moreno, Apr.

The corporate media maven, Latinx leader, and TV host shares how she became a modern‑day curandera, rooting back into her true essence, and how you can do the same.

HANOVER SQUARE

Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America

Al Sharpton, Jan.

Drawing on his unique perspective in the history of the fight for social justice in America, Sharpton brings to light the stories of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights movement.

Don’t Cry for Me: A Novel

Daniel Black, Feb.

Through letters written on his deathbed, a Black father makes amends with his gay son.

Black Market: An Insider’s Journey into the High-Stakes World of College Basketball

Merl Code, Mar.

From a former college basketball player and shoe rep for Nike, an insider’s account into the dark underworld of college basketball exposes the corrupt and racist systems that exploit young athletes––and offers a new way forward.

No Escape: A Uyghur’s Story of Oppression, Genocide, and China’s Digital Dictatorship

Nury Turkel, May

A memoir that lays bare China’s repression of the Uyghur people by the former president of the Uyghur Humans Rights Project and now part of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

David J. Dennis Jr. and David J. Dennis Sr., May

Both oral history and memoir, pivoting between the voices of a father and son, chronicling the story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter.

HARPER BUSINESS

The First, The Few, The Only

Deepa Purushothaman, Mar.

A personal call to action for women of color to find power from within and join in advocating for a new corporate environment where all belong—and are accepted—on their own terms.

HARPERCOLLINS LEADERSHIP

Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last

Alida Miranda-Wolff, Feb.

Provides actionable steps for infusing organizational culture with the diversity, inclusion, and belonging employees need to feel accepted, be their best selves, and do their best work.

HARPER DESIGN

Harold Green III, Jan.

The poet and founder of the music collective Flowers for the Living pays tribute to Black women by focusing on visionaries and leaders who are currently making history.

HARPER PERENNIAL

Black Girls Must Be Magic

Jayne Allen, Feb.

In the second installment in the Black Girls Must Die Exhausted series, Walker copes with more of life’s challenges with a little help and lots of love from friends old and new.

Patriarchy Blues

Frederick Joseph, May

A personal collection of essays, poems, and reflections on issues of masculinity and patriarchy from both a personal and cultural standpoint, through the lens of a Black man.

HARPER WAVE

Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World

Traci Baxley, out now

A guide to raising anti-racist, compassionate, and socially conscious children, from a diversity and inclusion educator with more than thirty years of experience.

Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change

Angela Garbes, May

An investigation into the current state of caregiving in America and an exploration of motherhood as a means of social change.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Bias Interrupted: Creating Inclusion for Real and for Good

Joan C. Williams, out now

How leaders can interrupt the bias that is continually transmitted through formal systems like performance appraisals, as well as the informal systems that control access to career-enhancing opportunities.

Anti-Racist Leadership: How to Transform Corporate Culture in a Race-Conscious World

James D. White and Krista White, Mar.

A comprehensive plan for leaders who are ready to get serious about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and creating an anti-racist company culture.

Eric Dickerson and Greg Hanlon, Jan.

The Los Angeles Rams Hall of Famer tells his own story.

Angela Davis: An Autobiography

Angela Y. Davis, Feb.

First published and edited by Toni Morrison in 1974, and featuring a new introduction by the author.

#SayHerName: Black Women’s Stories of State Violence and Public Silence

Edited by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Feb.

An analytical framework for understanding Black women’s susceptibility to police brutality and state-sanctioned violence, and how, through black feminist storytelling and ritual, to mobilize various communities and empower them to advocate for racial justice.

Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Mass Incarceration, and the Movement for Black Lives

Donna Murch, Mar.

The Panther scholar explores how social protest is challenging our current system of state violence and mass incarceration.

Regina Shands Stoltzfus and Tobin Miller Shearer, out now

The authors share the pains and joys experienced in three decades of partnership in anti-racism work across racial lines.

How We Can Win: Race, History, and Changing the Money Game that’s Rigged

Kimberly Jones, Jan.

The activist and former bookseller calls for Reconstruction 2.0, a multilayered plan for Black Americans to reclaim economic and social restitutions.

INK & WILLOW

Rise Up: A Coloring Book Celebrating Black Courage, Resilience, and Faith

Ink & Willow, out now

Color illustrations that celebrate Black culture and experiences, all drawn by talented Black artists.

V.M. Burns, out now

In the seventh Mystery Bookshop novel, bookstore owner, mystery writer, and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington and her Nana Jo confront their own relationship with law enforcement when a local cop who’s unjustly persecuted their family is accused of killing a person in his custody.

Murder at the Mistletoe Ball: A Ferrara Family Mystery

J.D. Griffo, out now

The multi-generational, Italian-American sleuthing team returns for Christmas in Tranquility, New Jersey—but someone has murder on their holiday wish list.

The Spanish Daughter

Lorena Hughes, Dec.

In early twentieth century Ecuador, in order to survive, a resourceful young chocolatier must impersonate a man; inspired by the real-life story of María Purificación García, an overlooked female inventor credited with developing the cacao bean roaster in 1847.

Survivor’s Guilt: An Erin McCabe Legal Thriller

Robyn Gigl, Jan.

The second installment featuring Erin McCabe, a protagonist who, like the author, is a transgender attorney, now drawn into a world of offshore bank accounts, computer hacking, murder, and the devastating impact of sexual abuse.

The Secrets We Shared

Edwin Hill, Mar.

The deep bonds—and deadly secrets—between two very different sisters haunted by the crimes of their father murdered nearly twenty years earlier.

In the Face of the Sun: A Novel

Denny S. Bryce, Apr.

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a pregnant young woman and her brash, profane aunt embark upon an audacious road trip from Chicago to Los Angeles to confront a decades-old mystery from 1920’s Black Hollywood.

Manifesting Justice

Valena Beety, May

The innocence litigator, activist, and founder of the West Virginia Innocence Project examines the failures in America’s criminal legal system and the reforms necessary to eliminate wrongful convictions, particularly of women, the queer community, and people of color.

Renovated to Death

Frank Polito, May

A new cozy mystery series featuring a gay couple who solve crimes while renovating houses in suburban Detroit as part of their hit reality show “Domestic Partners.”

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle

Matt Cain, May

The forced retirement of a shy, closeted postman creates the opportunity for him to track down his lost love, embrace his true self, connect with his community, and finally experience his life’s great adventure.

LITTLE, BROWN

Fuccboi: A Novel

Sean Thor Conroe, Jan.

An untrustworthy womanizer experiences a breakup and searches for any framework, in the absence of a present role model, for how to be a man.

Like A Sister

Kellye Garrett, Mar.

When a disgraced reality-TV star is found dead in the Bronx, no one bats an eye—except her estranged half-sister, who embarks on an increasingly dangerous search for the truth.

Peach Blossom Spring: A Novel

Melissa Fu, Mar.

The author uses her father’s memories of China and Taiwan during the Sino-Japanese and Chinese Civil wars to create the multigenerational journey of the Dao family and their search for home.

Love from the Inside Out: Lessons and Inspiration for Loving Yourself, Your Partner, and Your World

Robert Mack, Dec.

Explores the frustration and futility of seeking love from others, instead of yourself―and in the future, instead of in the present.

The Prepared Graduate: Find Your Dream Job, Live the Life You Want, and Step

into Your Purpose

Kyyah Abdul, Dec.

Offers extensive job search tips and work advice, such as guidance on writing the perfect résumé, excelling in job interviews, networking in-person and online, negotiating job salaries, paying off student loans, and more.

MELVILLE HOUSE

John Lewis: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

John Lewis and Jelani Cobb, out now

Interviews of civil rights activist and congressman John Lewis at almost every stage of his career.

The Marauders

Patrick Strickland, Jan.

How residents in a small Arizona border town stood up to anti-immigrant militias and vigilantes.

Death Row Welcomes You

Steven Hale, Mar.

A look at justice and ethics in America, told through interwoven lives of condemned prisoners and the men and women who come to visit them.

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux’s Why Born Enslaved! Reconsidered

Edited by Elyse Nelson and Wendy S. Walters, Apr.

Centering on Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s (1827–1875) bust Why Born Enslaved! in the context of transatlantic abolitionist movements, this publication explores artists’ evocation of the Black figure as a changeable political symbol and a representation of exoticized beauty and desire.

Under Lock & Skeleton Key: A Secret Staircase Mystery

Gigi Pandian, Mar.

An impossible crime, a family legacy, and the intrigue of hidden rooms and secret staircases.

Taj McCoy, Mar.

A plus-size heroine gets a full-life makeover after a brutal breakup, with the help of friends and family, a kitchen reno, and a handsome contractor.

Inclusion On Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work

Ruchika Tulshyan, Feb.

How leaders and organizations can meaningfully foster diversity, equity and inclusion by taking action to address and prevent workplace bias, while centering on the workplace experience of women of color, who are subject to both gender and racial bias.

WILLIAM MORROW

All Her Little Secrets

Wanda M. Morris, out now

A black lawyer gets caught in a dangerous conspiracy after the sudden death of her boss.

The Donut Trap

Julie Tieu, out now

A romantic comedy in which a young woman feels caught in the life her parents have made for her until she falls in love and finds a way out of the trap.

Larry Miller and Laila Lacy, Jan.

One of the most successful Black businessmen in the country tells the story of his rise from gangland violence to the pinnacles of international business.

Dating Dr. Dil

Nisha Sharma, Mar.

A love-phobic TV doctor must convince a love-obsessed homebody they are destined to be together.

Read Dangerously

Azar Nafisi, Mar.

Nafisi draws on her experiences as a woman and voracious reader living in the Islamic Republic of Iran, her life as an immigrant in the United States, and her role as literature professor in both countries, to argue for why, in a genuine democracy, we must engage with the enemy, and how literature can be a vehicle for doing so.

We Were Dreamers

Simu Liu, May

Marvel’s newest recruit shares his own origin story of growing up between cultures, finding your family, and becoming the master of your own extraordinary circumstance.

NORTH ATLANTIC

A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation

Jacoby Ballard, out now

The author, a trans man and survivor, weaves his personal stories into the teachings he offers for healing from trauma and social injustice.

The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves

Shawn Ginwright, Jan.

Outlines the four myths of social change that keep us from doing our own healing work and that, in turn, derail our social movements.

Paul Tran, Feb.

A debut poetry collection that investigates intergenerational trauma, sexual violence, and U.S. imperialism to radically alter our understanding of freedom, power, and control.

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE SOUTH AFRICA

Blues for the White Man: Hearing Black Voices in South Africa and the Deep South

Fred de Vries, out now

Starting with an exploration of blues music, the author seeks to understand white fear and black anger in the American Deep South and South Africa.

PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL

Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History

Edited by Briar Levit, out now

Women whose work has shaped, shifted, and formed graphic design as we know it today, including auteurs, advocates for social justice, and creators ahead of their time.

Dressing the Resistance: The Virtual Language of Protest Through History

Camille Benda, out now

Looks at historical and current protest movements across the globe to explore how everyday people and the societies they live in harness the visual power of dress to fight for justice and radical change.

The Women Who Changed Architecture

Edited by Jan Cigliano Hartman, Mar.

Women in architecture around the world, from the nineteenth century to today.

Love and Justice: A Journey of Empowerment, Activism, and Embracing Black Beauty

Laetitia Ky, Apr.

The personal story of the artist, activist, and influencer known for sculpting her own hair to create playful and powerful artwork that embraces the beauty of Black hair and style, the fight for social justice, and the journey toward self-love.

RED HEN

New Moons: Contemporary Writings by North American Muslims

Edited by Kazim Ali, out now

Works from practicing and nonpracticing Muslims; the cultural Muslim; the secular Muslim; the feminist Muslim; Muslims of various gender identities, sexualities, and national origins.

LYNNE RIENNER

Social Problems and Social Control in Criminal Justice

Stacy Burns and Mark Peyrot, May

How social control efforts have adapted and changed over time—and how some efforts have inadvertently contributed to the problems they are trying to alleviate.

ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD

Effective Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Practices for Museums: From the Inside Out

Cecile Shellman, Feb.

Equal parts autobiography, cautionary tale, and actionable recommendations, drawn from the author’s nearly three-decade career of being “the only one in the room.” Published in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums.

What’s Your Zip Code Story? Understanding and Overcoming Class Dynamics at Work

CJ Gross, May

Offers solutions to class bias in the workplace by analyzing real experiences, social norms, education, wealth, and more.

SIMON & SCHUSTER

Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness

Laura Coates, Jan.

Through Coates’s experience as a Black female prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, readers have a front-row seat in the courtroom as a parade of Black and brown defendants are hauled in and systemic racism plays out.

Sari, Not Sari

Sonya Singh, Apr.

A woman tries to connect with her South Asian roots through a memorable cast of characters in a veritable feast of food, family traditions, and fun.

ST. MARTIN’S

Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America

Michael Eric Dyson Dyson, out now

Brings together the various components of Dyson’s multihued identity and eclectic pursuits.

Profit and Punishment

Tony Messenger, Dec.

Looks at the criminalization of poverty in the U.S., joining a growing and popular genre that is making a difference.

An Abolitionist’s Handbook

Patrisse Cullors, Jan.

How everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future.

The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System

Anna Gifty Opoku-Agye, Feb.

Black voices across economics, education, health, climate, and technology, look at what’s next for centering Black people in policy matters.

ST. MARTIN’S ESSENTIALS

Mohammad The World Changer

Mohamad Jebara, out now

Fusing details long known to Muslim scholars but inaccessible to popular audiences, Jebara brings to life the personal story of Islam’s founding prophet.

ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN

Single Black Female: A Novel

Tracy Brown, out now

Four friends grapple with the dramatic twists and turns of life, love and what it means to “make it in America.”

Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It

Tracey Gendron, Mar.

The nationally recognized gerontologist and speaker uncovers ageism’s roots, impact, and how each of us can create a new reality of elderhood.

THOMAS & MERCER

Under Color of Law: A Novel

Aaron Philip Clark, out now

A Black rookie LAPD detective must navigate his superiors while scouring the underbelly of the city to uncover the truth behind the murder of a young police recruit.

GEORGE F. THOMPSON

Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall

Daniel Levin, out now

A documentary look at the work and workshop of Amnon Weinstein, the master luthier from Tel Aviv who takes violins that survived the Holocaust and restores them so they can sing in symphony halls throughout the world.

Roadside South

David Wharton, Feb.

Captures the forgotten and neglected scenes to be found along the South’s rural highways and byways.

Occupying Massachusetts: Layers of History on Indigenous Land

Sandra Matthews, Apr.

A photographic meditation on the human occupation of land, with an emphasis on the long presence of Indigenous people in Massachusetts and the impact on the land by waves of settlement by foreign people from all over the world—from the early 1600s to the present day.

Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism

Elsa Sjunneson, out now

The Deafblind writer and media studies professor explores how the misrepresentation of disability in books, movies, and TV harms both the disabled community and everyone else.

TINY REPARATIONS

What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel

Kai Harris, Feb.

Over the course of a sweltering summer, an almost-eleven-year-old girl attempts to get her bearings after her father dies of an overdose and the debts incurred from his addiction cause the loss of the family home in Detroit.

Maurice Broaddus, Mar.

With the wisdom of their ancestors, the power of their warriors, and the vision of their scientists, the Muungano empire forms a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretches from Africa on O.E. (original Earth) to Titan, in this first installment of a multicultural science fiction trilogy.

Freya Marske, out now

A mashup that combines the most loved aspects of historical fantasy with rom-coms, centering queer love and queer characters in a world that would have normally erased them.

Tochi Onyebuchi, Jan.

In the 2050s, those with the means to flee have left Earth for the plush comfort of space colonies—and those without the means are left behind, forced to salvage what they can from beneath the weight of the world’s collapsing infrastructure.

The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories

Edited by Yu Chen and Regina Kanyu Want, Mar.

Explores the expanse of Chinese science fiction and fantasy from the perspective of an entirely female and non-binary creative team; includes Chinese-language authors whose writing has rarely appeared in English and translators and essayists from the global Chinese diaspora.

Siren Queen

Nghi Vo, May

An outsider achieves stardom on her own terms, in a fantastical Hollywood where the monsters are real–but she is willing to do whatever it takes, even if that means becoming the monster herself.

TYNDALE HOUSE

How to Heal Our Racial Divide: What the Bible Says, and the First Christians Knew, about Racial Reconciliation

Derwin Gray, Apr.

The popular Bible teacher shows how from the beginning, God envisioned a reconciled multiethnic family in loving community, reflecting His beauty and healing presence in the world.

Jean Chen Ho, Jan.

Traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades.

Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of the American Dream

Tiffanie Drayton, Feb.

An expansion of Drayton’s New York Times piece of the same name, the book examines in depth the intersection of her personal experiences and the broader culture and historical ramifications of American racism and global white supremacy.

Wrong Lanes Have Right Turns: A Pardoned Man’s Escape from the School-to-Prison Pipeline and What We Can Do to Dismantle It

Michael Phillips, Jan.

How the author escaped from the school-to-prison pipeline, reinvented himself as a pastor and education reform advocate, and what his journey can teach readers about turning the collateral damage in the lives of our youth into hope.

The Race-Wise Family: Ten Postures to Becoming Households of Healing and Hope

Helen Lee and Michelle Reyes, May

A resource to equip Christian parents to better understand the roots of racism and provide practical guidance on addressing issues of race within their families.

YELLOW PEAR

Rum Rebels: 16 Women Revolutionizing the Spirits Industry

Martyna Halas, Dec.

Looking at more than a dozen rum distilleries, each chapter profiles women in leadership in a traditionally male-dominated industry, their rum, and the perfect cocktail pairing.

Rebekah Weatherspoon, out now

The third Cowboys of California romance, set on a Black-owned luxury dude ranch,. features a brawny rancher and a brainy beauty who find themselves in a beast of a predicament.

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Therese Beharrie, out now

An #OwnVoices rom-com about a romance novelist with a touch of magic addresses issues around the foster care system, mental health, and the power of creativity.

CHILDREN’S/Young Adult

Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way

Khristi Lauren Adams, Mar.

Introduces readers to eight young Black women changing the world, including the founder of a child literacy nonprofit, political activists, and a school shooting survivor who launched a political action committee to prevent gun violence. Ages 8-12.

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People

Kekla Magoon, out now

An account of the Black Panthers as militant revolutionaries and as human rights advocates working to defend and protect their community. Ages 12-up.

Love in the Library

Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illus.by Yas Imamura, Jan.

Based on true events, a love story set in an internment camp where the United States detained Japanese Americans during WWII. Ages 6-9.

Carrimebac, the Town that Walked

David Barclay Moore, illus. by John Holyfield, Mar.

A tale of Black endurance, drawing on the rhythms and traditions of African American storytelling to open a window into the past. Ages 6-9.

Meant to Be

Jo Knowles, Mar.

In a companion to Where the Heart Is, the lens turns to younger sister Ivy as she fields the joys and pitfalls of new friendship, hones her passion for baking, and resists the idea of change. Ages 9-12.

Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s Place, the Nation’s First Shelter for Women

Christine McDonnell, illus. by Victoria Tentler Krylov, Mar.

When Kip Tiernan was growing up during the Great Depression, the U.S. had no shelters for women; this is the story of how one person’s dream can make a huge difference, and small acts of kindness can lead to great things. Ages 7-10.

The Lucky Ones

Linda Williams Jackson, Apr.

The author pulls from her own childhood in the Mississippi Delta to tell the story of 11-year-old Ellis Earl, who in 1967 dreams of a real house, food enough for the whole family—and to be someone. Ages 8-12.

’Twas the Night Before Pride

Joanna McClintick, illus. by Juana Medina, May

A celebration of queer families honors those in the LBGTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality. Ages 4-8.

CANDLEWICK/BIG PICTURE

Art of Protest: Creating, Discovering, and Activating Art for Your Revolution

De Nichols, illus. by Diana Dagadita, Molly Mendoza, Olivia Twist, et al., out now

Looks at protest art to understand how color, symbolism, technique, and typography play an important role in communication, with tips and ideas for creating revolutionary designs. Ages 10-up.

Sarah Rising

Ty Chapman, May

Provides a child’s-eye view of a protest and an opportunity for children to talk about why people take to the streets to protest racial injustice, and how important it is to be part of a community of people who protect each other. Ages 5-8.

Hannes Barnard, Jan.

Set in the final years of South Africa’s Apartheid era, a white 16-year-old schoolboy and two complete strangers—a Black farmworker’s son and an Indian shopkeeper’s daughter—find themselves running for their lives from the vicious Rudie. Ages 12-18.

Rebecca Balcarcel, May

Family drama and dauntless determination illuminate Luz’s journey as she summons her inner strength and learns to accept others and embrace the enduring connection of family. Ages 8-12.

Black Girl Rising

Brynne Barnes, June

Alchemizes the sorrow and strength of the past into the brilliant gold of the future, sweeping young readers of all backgrounds into an exploration of what it means to be Black, female, and glorious. Ages 5-8.

Kristina Brooke Daniele, Jan.

Introduces readers to a selection of many civil rights movement facts, moments, and historical events in Black history. Ages 8-12.

Young Trailblazers: The Book of Black Heroes and Groundbreakers

M.J. Fievre, illus. by Kim Balacuit, Mar.

Introduces Black trailblazers who persevered through adversity to inspire generations to come. Ages 8-12.

Amanda Cley, illus. by Cecilia Ferri, Mar.

Imagines what happens when a human being wears wolf’s clothing, to spark conversations about identity, peer pressure, and finding one’s own path. Ages 5-9.

I Hate Borsch!

Yevgenia Nayberg, Apr.

A girl despises Eastern Europe’s most beloved soup, but when she immigrates to the United States, American food leaves her feeling empty… until she discovers borsch recipes in an old suitcase. Ages 4-8.

ETERNAL TREE

Leaf Talks Peace: Buddha’s Message of Harmony

Priya Kumari, illus. by Anusha Santosh, May

An illustrated poem introducing children to the message of the Buddha through his vision of the entire cosmos in a leaf on the Bodhi tree. Ages 4-8.

Emer O’Neill, illus. by Debby Rahmalia, out now

A gentle tale for children about embracing our differences. Ages 4-8.

GLOBAL COLLECTIVE

The Year that Wasn’t: The Diary of a 14-Year-Old

Brisha Jain, Feb.

When Brisha made a New Year’s resolution to write a diary for the coming year, little did she realize that these entries would eventually turn into a treasure trove of experiences.

Laila Sabreen, Feb.

After a terrorist attack rocks the country, stirring anti-Islamic sentiment, three Black Muslim girls create a space where they can shatter assumptions and share truths. Ages 13-17.

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect

Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Jeffery Boston Weatherford. Feb.

The true story of the woman who took a stand for respect—and won. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nicknamed her “Red” because of her fiery spirit. Ages 7-11.

We Belong

Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Carlos Vélez Aguilera, Mar.

Rhyming verse invites others to notice the diversity of our world and affirm that we all belong, just as we are. Ages 4-8.

Gold Mountain

Betty G. Yee, Apr.

In 1860s China, Tam Ling Fan disguises herself as a boy and takes her brother’s contract to work for the Central Pacific Railroad Company in America; when someone threatens to expose her secret, she must take an even greater risk to save what’s left of her family. Ages 11-up.

10 at 10: The Surprising Childhoods of Ten Remarkable People

Carlyn Beccia, Apr.

Audrey Hepburn, Roberto Clemente, Albert Einstein—kids know the names, but do they know what some of history’s most famous figures were like at the age of 10? Ages 8-12.

Today Is Different

Doua Moua, illus. by Kim Holt, Apr.

When a Hmong girl learns that her best friend, who is Black, is protesting an act of police violence against the Black community, she joins the protest too, showing her parents that standing together makes all of us stronger. Ages‎ 5-9.

LEVINE QUERIDO

A Snake Falls to Earth

Darcie Little Badger, out now

Draws on traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure to weave a tale of monsters, magic, and family. Ages 12-18.

Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party

Jetta Grace Martin, Joshua Bloom, and Waldo E. Martin Jr., Jan.

Introduces the Black Panthers to younger readers. Ages 12-up.

Aviva vs the Dybbuk

Mari Lowe, Feb.

In an Orthodox Jewish community, a ghostly dybbuk causes mayhem and mischief that everyone blames on young Aviva. Ages 8-12.

It’s Dat’s first day of school in a new country, but he doesn’t know the language. How is he going to make new friends if they can’t understand each other? Ages‎ 4-8.

High Spirits

Camille Gomera-Tavarez, Apr.

Eleven interconnected short stories follow one extended Dominican family in both the Dominican Republic and the United States, exploring themes of machismo, mental health, family, identity, and the borders between reality and the supernatural. Ages 12-18.

The Dove in the Belly

Jim Grimesly, May

The electric, dangerous, sometimes tender but always powerful love between two very different boys. Ages 16-up.

The One Who Loves You Most

medina, May

A new year brings a school project, trans and queer friends, and a YouTube channel that help Gabriela find purpose in their journey. Ages 8-14.

MAGINATION PRESS

Something Happened to My Dad: A Story About Immigration and Family Separation

Ann Hazzard and Vivianne Aponte Rivera, May

How Carmen, her family, and community cope when her father, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, is detained and legal proceedings slowly unfold. Ages 4-8.

Black and Resilient: 52 Weeks of Anti-Racist Activities for Black Joy and Empowerment

M.J. Fievre, Dec.

Mind-strengthening practices to teach Black boys how to stay empowered despite what life throws at them; includes prompts for boys to reflect and divulge what they’re feeling on a deeper level. Ages 12-18.

TOMMY NELSON

Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth

Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Keturah A. Bobo, Jan.

The true story of Black activist Opal Lee and her vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone. Ages 4-8.

O’BRIEN

Uncle David’s Wedding

Bob Johnston, illus. by Michael Emberley, June

A celebration of love, family, and weddings and an introduction for children to the idea of same-sex partnerships and marriage equality.

RANDOM HOUSE

Why Not You?

Ciara and Russell Wilson, illus. by Jessica Gibson, Mar.

Encourages readers to see themselves achieving their dreams, no matter how outrageous they may seem. Ages 4-8.

RANDOM HOUSE/CROWN

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers

David Grann, out now

Introduces young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people, one of history’s most ruthless and shocking crimes. Ages 10-up.

The Swag Is in the Socks

Kelly J. Baptist, out now

Xavier has never had the courage to apply to join the elite boys’ after-school club that admits only the most suave and confident young men. but his wild socks are getting him some big attention, so maybe it’s time to come out of the shadows and follow in his family’s footsteps… or march down a new path altogether. Ages 8-12.

Justice Is…

Preet Bharara, illus. by Sue Cornelison, Jan.

Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains what justice is and what it takes to achieve it for even the youngest readers. Ages 4-8.

Operation Sisterhood

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Jan.

Four sisters in a newly blended family band together in the heart of New York City and navigate the difficulties of change, sibling loyalty, and the love of family. Ages 8-12.

Vinyl Moon

Mahogany L. Browne, Jan.

Prose, poems, and vignettes tell the story of Angel, a young woman whose past was shaped by domestic violence but whose love of language and music and the gift of community grant her the chance to find herself again. Ages 14-up.

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

Kristen R. Lee, Feb.

When freshman Savannah Howard unearths secrets of her college’s racist history, she must decide if telling the truth about its past will cost her own future. Ages 14-up.

The Rise (and Falls) of Jackie Chan

Kristen Mai Giang, illus. by Alina Chau, Mar.

Twist, tumble, and train alongside martial arts hero Jackie Chan in this picture book biography, and discover how Jackie used his goofball acrobatics to make a name and a style all his own. Ages 4-8.

Finding Jupiter

Kelis Rowe, May

A star-crossed couple has a past filled with secrets that threaten to tear them apart before their love story even begins. Ages 13-17.

RANDOM HOUSE/DELACORTE

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jan.

Adapted from the adult memoir, Coates explores his coming-of-age story, especially his relationship with a father who’d been part of the Black Panthers, was dedicated to reading and publishing the history of African civilization, and committed to raising proud Black men equipped to deal with a racist society, during a turbulent period in the collapsing city of Baltimore where they lived. Ages 12-up.

Like Home

Louisa Onome, Feb.

A girl’s life is turned upside down after one local act of vandalism throws both her relationships and neighborhood into turmoil. Ages 12-up.

The Night Bus Hero

Onjali Q. Raúf, Feb.

The topic of homelessness and bullying, as well as empathy and forgiveness, are front and center in this novel about a boy whose life is redirected after a bullying incident and an opportunity to broaden his perspective on the world and those in it. Ages 10-up.

Becoming (Adapted for Young Readers)

Michelle Obama, Mar.

Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, adapted for young readers, offers a fascinating account of a life led by example. Ages 10-up.

Devotion (Adapted for Young Adults)

Adam Makos, May

A YA adaptation of the adult bestseller and forthcoming film that details the true story of two Navy pilots from divergent racial and economic backgrounds who forge a deep friendship as they face extraordinary circumstances during the Korean War. Ages 12-up.

RANDOM HOUSE STUDIO

The Big Bath House

Kyo Maclear, illus. by Gracey Zhang, out now

A celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties. Ages 4-8.

The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice

Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Laura Freeman, Jan.

The humble beginnings and unwavering faith of the Congressman and civil rights advocate who dedicated his life to public service. Ages 6-9.

Areli Is a Dreamer

Areli Morales, illus. by Luisa Uribe, June

DACA Dreamer Morales tells her own powerful immigration story. Ages 4-8.

RUNNING PRESS KIDS

She Raised Her Voice! 50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way into Music History

Jordannah Elizabeth, illus. by Briana Dengoue, Dec.

An illustrated middle-grade anthology celebrating Black women singers throughout history from jazz and blues, hip hop and R&B, to pop, punk, and opera. Ages 8-12.

Baby Aretha: A Book About Girl Power

Pintachan, Jan.

Celebrates the iconic Queen of Soul, with the theme of girl empowerment throughout. Ages 0-3.

If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It

Lil Miss Hot Mess, illus. by Olga de Dios Ruiz, May

A founding member of Drag Queen Story Hour offers a sing-along book with a drag twist that encourages kids to embrace the playfulness of drag culture. Ages 4-8.

Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders

Sarah Prager, illus. by Cheryl Thuesday, May

Celebrates 14 inspirational LGBTQ+ people throughout history. Ages‎ 4-8.

Gita Varadarajan, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan, Feb.

A girl finds the magic, power, and history of wearing a bindi for the first time. Ages 4-8.

Because of You, John Lewis

Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Keith Henry Brown, Mar.

An inspiring story of the friendship between Congressman John Lewis and 10-year-old activist Tybre Faw. Ages 7-10.

Coming Up Cuban

Sonia Manzano, Apr.

Examines the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on four children from very different walks of life, addressing the inner lives and growth of children in the wake of major social, political, and cultural upheaval. Ages 8-12.

SCHOLASTIC FOCUS

Days of Infamy: How a Century of Bigotry Led to Japanese American Internment

Lawrence Goldstone, June

Examines the history of racism against Japanese Americans, exploring the territory of citizenship and touching on fears of non-white immigration to the U.S. Ages 12-up.

SCHOLASTIC/ORCHARD

In the Spirit of a Dream

Aida Salazar and Alina Chau, out now

A tribute to American immigrants of color, written in poems and illustrated by 14 first- and second-generation immigrant artists. Ages 5-7.

We Shall Overcome

Bryan Collier, Dec.

A celebration of the gospel anthem and Civil Rights protest song “We Shall Overcome,” brought to life with illustrations from multi-award-winning Collier. Ages 4-8.

Stand Up!

Brittney Cooper, illus. by Cathy Ann Johnson, Apr.

Introduces young readers to 10 revolutionary Black women––both historical and contemporary––who changed the world for the better by standing up for what’s right. Ages 4-8.

SIMON & SCHUSTER/ALADDIN

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy

Misty Copeland, out now

The American Ballet Theatre principal dancer pays tribute to Black ballerinas, both past and present, who have influenced her on and off the stage. Ages 10-up.

It’s Her Story: Ida B. Wells: A Graphic Novel

Anastasia Magloire Williams, illus. by Alleanna Harris, Dec.

Spotlights Ida B. Wells, a groundbreaking journalist and civil rights activist in the decades after the Civil War who spoke out against injustice wherever she saw it. Part of a new graphic novel series on women who have impacted the world. Ages 7-10.

It’s Her Story: Shirley Chisholm: A Graphic Novel

Patrice Aggs, illus. by Markia Jenaim Feb.

Introduces Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, where she served for seven terms, and in 1972 was the first Black person to seek the nomination of President of the United States from a major party. Part of a new graphic novel series on women who have impacted the world. Ages 7-10.

TWO LIONS

I Am Able to Shine

Korey Watari, illus. by Mike Wu, May

A story about embracing your identity and finding your voice, inspired in part by Watari’s experiences growing up Asian American and illustrated by her husband, a Pixar artist. Ages 3-7.

Dorena Williamson, illus. by Shellene Rodney, Jan.

A rhyming picture book that invites young readers into the world of a Black girl as she becomes aware of her God-given. Ages 4-8.

Hues of You: An Activity Book for Learning About the Skin You Are In

Lucretia Berry, illus. by Adia Carter, Jan.

Provides parents, caregivers, and kids an interactive and age-appropriate way to navigate conversations around skin tone, race, and racism. Ages 7-10.

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