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Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X.
Adeyemi, Tomi. Children of Blood and Bone.
Albert, Melissa. The Hazel Wood.
Albertalli, Becky. Leah on the Offbeat
Albertalli, Becky & Silvera, Adam. What if It’s Us
Arnold, David. The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik.
Barker, Michelle. The House of One Thousand Eyes
Barter, Catherine. Troublemakers
Boecker, Virginia. The Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason
Black, Holly. The Cruel Prince.
Blake, Ashley Herring. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World
Blake, Ashley Herring. Girl Made of Stars
Bliss, Bryan. We’ll Fly Away
Caletti, Deb. A Heart in a Body in the World
Clayton, Dhonielle. The Belles
Cole, Olivia A. A Conspiracy of Stars
Dao, Julie C. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Daud, Somaiya. Mirage
Fleming, Candace (et all). Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All.
Flores-Scott, Patrick. American Road Trip
Foody, Amanda. Ace of Shades.
Gilbert, Kelly Loy. Picture Us in the Light.
Grimes, Nikki. Between the Lines
Hand, Cynthia, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. My Plain Jane
Hardinge, Frances. A Skinful of Shadows
Hesse, Monica. The War Outside
Hill, Will. After the Fire
Holczer, Tracy. Everything Else in the Universe
Hutchinson, Shaun David. The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
Ireland, Justina. Dread Nation
Jackson, Tiffany D. Monday’s Not Coming
Johnson, Maureen. Truly Devious
Kaplan, Ariel. We Regret to Inform You
Khorram, Adib. Darius the Great is Not Okay
Killeen, Matt. Orphan Monster Spy
Kisner, Adrienne. Dear Rachel Maddow
Kristoff, Jay. Lifel1k3
Lee, Mackenzi. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Legrand, Claire. Sawkill Girls
Leno, Katrina. Summer of Salt.
Lucier, Makiia. Isle of Blood and Stone
Mather, Janice Lynn. Learning to Breathe
McCullough, Joy. Blood Water Paint
McLemore, Anna-Marie. Blanca and Roja
Miller, Samuel. A Lite Too Bright.
Mills, Emma. Foolish Hearts.
Mitchell, Saundra. All Out: The No-Longer Secret Stores of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages.
Moore, David Barclay. The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
Norton, Preston. Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe.
Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia. Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree
Oh, Ellen and Chapman, Elsie (editors). A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Oliver, Lauren. Broken Things.
Plozza, Shivaun. Frankie.
Ramos, Nonieqa. The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary.
Savage, Kim. In Her Skin
Schwab, Victoria. City of Ghosts
Shusterman, Neal and Jarrod. Dry.
Smith, Heather. The Agony of Bun O'Keefe.
Stamper, Vesper. What the Night Sings
Steiger, A.J. When My Heart Joins the Thousand
Stone, Nic. Odd One Out.
Summers, Courtney. Sadie
Thomas, Kara. The Cheerleaders.
Thomas, Leah. When Light Left Us.
Van Draanen, Wendelin. Wild Bird.
Young, Adrienne. Sky in the Deep.
White, Kiersten. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Woodson, Jacqueline. Harbor Me
Zoboi, Ibi. Pride.
All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah. By Emily Jenkins. Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky.
Alma and How She Got Her Name. By Juana Martinez-Neal. Illus. by the author.
Baby Monkey, Private Eye. By Brian Selznick and David Serlin. Illus. by Brian Selznick.
A Big Mooncake for Little Star. By Grace Lin. Illus. by the author.
Black Bird Yellow Sun. By Steve Light. Illus. by the author.
Blue. By Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Illus. by the author.
Bowwow Powwow / Bagosenjige-niimi'idim. By Brenda J. Child. Illus. by Jonathan Thunder. Tr. by Gordon Jourdain.
The Day You Begin. By Jacqueline Woodson. Illus. by Rafael López.
Don't Touch My Hair! By Sharee Miller. Illus. by the author.
Drawn Together. By Minh Lê. Illus. by Dan Santat.
Dreamers. By Yuyi Morales. Illus. by the author.
The Fox on the Swing. By Evelina Daciūtė. Illus. by Aušra Kiudulaitė. Tr. by the Translation Bureau.
Fox the Tiger. By Corey R. Tabor. Illus. by the author.
Good Rosie! By Kate DiCamillo. Illus. by Harry Bliss.
Hello Lighthouse. By Sophie Blackall. Illus. by the author.
How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena' ina Fable. By Barbara J. Atwater and Ethan J. Atwater. Illus. by Mindy Dwyer.
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story about a Simple Act of Kindness. By Kerascoët. Illus. by the authors.
Imagine! By Raúl Colón. Illus. by the author.
In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More than 500 Million Years. By David Elliott. Illus. by Matthew Trueman.
Islandborn. By Junot Díaz. Illus. by Leo Espinosa.
Jerome By Heart. By Thomas Scotto. Illus. by Olivier Tallec. Tr. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick and Karin Snelson.
Julián Is a Mermaid. By Jessica Love. Illus. by the author.
King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth. By Dori Hillestad Butler. Illus. by Nancy Meyers.
Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma. By Keith Calabrese. Illus. by Juana Medina.
Let the Children March. By Monica Clark-Robinson. Illus. by Frank Morrison.
Mommy’s Khimar. By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow. Illus. by Ebony Glenn. Simon &
My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder. By Nie Jun. Illus. by the author. Tr. by Edward Gauvin.
Night Job. By Karen Hesse. Illus. by G. Brian Karas.
A Parade of Elephants. By Kevin Henkes. Illus. by the author.
The Party and Other Stories. By Sergio Ruzzier. Illus. by the author.
The Patchwork Bike. By Maxine Beneba Clarke. Illus. by Van Thanh Rudd.
The Rough Patch. By Brian Lies. Illus. by the author.
Saturday Is Swimming Day. By Hyewon Yum. Illus. by the author.
See Pip Flap. By David Milgrim. Illus. by the author.
Thank You, Omu! By Oge Mora. Illus. by the author.
The Wall in the Middle of the Book. By Jon Agee. Illus. by the author.
You and Me. By Rebecca Kai Dotlich. Illus. by Susan Reagan.
Ana María Reyes Does NOT Live in a Castle. By Hilda Eunice Burgos.
All that Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff. By Meghan McCarthy. Illus. by the author.
Aru Shah and the End of Time. By Roshani Chokshi.
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge. By M.T. Anderson. Illus. by Eugene Yelchin.
Beavers. By Rachel Poliquin. Illus. by Nicholas John Frith.
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. By Sandra Neil Wallace. Illus. by Bryan Collier.
The Book of Boy. By Catherine Gilbert Murdock.
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs. By Kate Messner. Illus. by Matthew Forsythe.
Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild. By Catherine Thimmesh.
Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. By Irene Latham and Charles Waters. Illus. by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko.
Dragons in a Bag. By Zetta Elliott. Illus. by Geneva B. Random.
Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure. By Torben Kuhlmann. Illus. by the author. Tr. by David Henry Wilson.
The Eye that Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln. By Marissa Moss. Illus. by Jeremy Holmes.
Finding Langston. By Lesa Cline-Ransome.
Front Desk. By Kelly Yang.
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams. By Lesa Cline-Ransome. Illus. by James Ransome.
Hammering for Freedom. By Rita Lorraine Hubbard. Illus. by John Holyfield.
Knights vs. Dinosaurs. By Matt Phelan. Illus. by the author.
Louisiana’s Way Home. By Kate DiCamillo.
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish. By Pablo Cartaya.
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King. By Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illus. by Brian Pinkney.
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968. By Alice Faye Duncan. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie.
Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Meg Medina.
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas. By Tonya Bolden. Illus. by Don Tate.
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented. By Tanya Lee Stone. Illus. by Steven Salerno.
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere. By Barb Rosenstock. Illus. by Katherine Roy
The Parker Inheritance. By Varian Johnson.
Saving Winslow. By Sharon Creech.
The Season of Styx Malone. By Kekla Magoon.
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk toward Freedom. By Gary D. Schmidt. Illus. by Daniel Minter.
Stella Díaz Has Something to Say. By Angela Dominguez.
Tiger vs. Nightmare. Emily Tetri. Illus. by the author.
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story. By Marc Tyler Nobleman. Illus. by Melissa Iwai.
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. By Leslie Connor.
The United States v. Jackie Robinson. By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie.
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. By Chris Barton. Illus. by Ekua Holmes.
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana. By Michael Mahin. Illus. by Jose Ramirez.
Amal Unbound. By Aisha Saeed.
Apollo 8: The Mission that Changed Everything. By Martin W. Sandler. Illus.
Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City. By Phillip Hoose. Illus.
Be Prepared. By Vera Brosgol. Illus. by Vera Brosgol and Alec Longstreth.
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam. By Elizabeth Partridge. Illus.
Children of Blood and Bone. By Tomi Adeyemi
Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America. By Marc Favreau.
The Cruel Prince. By Holly Black
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science. By Joyce Sidman. Illus.
Ghost Boys. By Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Harbor Me. By Jacqueline Woodson.
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction. By Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Illus. by the author.
Hurricane Child. By Kheryn Callender.
The Hyena Scientist. By Sy Montgomery. Illus. by Nic Bishop.
Illegal. By Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin. Illus. by Giovanni Rigano.
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World. By Ashley Herring Blake.
Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots. By Margarita Engle. Illus. by Rudy Gutierrez.
Lifeboat 12. By Susan Hood.
The Mad Wolf’s Daughter. By Diane Magras.
March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine. By Melba Pattillo Beals. Illus. by Frank Morrison.
The Night Diary. By Veera Hiranandani.
Nowhere Boy. By Katherine Marsh.
The Poet X. By Elizabeth Acevedo.
The Prince and the Dressmaker. By Jen Wang. Illus. by the author.
Rebound. By Kwame Alexander. Illus. by Dawud Anyabwile.
Run for Your Life. By Silvana Gandolfi. Tr. by Lynne Sharon Schwartz.
Small Spaces. By Katherine Arden.
Spooked! How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America. By Gail Jarrow. Illus.
Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill. By Heather L. Montgomery. Illus. by Kevin O'Malley.
Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York. By Amy Hill Hearth.
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems. By David Bowles.
Tight. By Torrey Maldonado
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees. By Don Brown. Illus. by the author.
Imagine. By Juan Felipe Herrera. Illus. by Lauren Castillo.
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga. By Traci Sorell. Illus. by Frané Lessac.
PICTURE BOOK AWARD WINNER:
The Patchwork Bike written by Maxine Beneba Clarke; illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd
FICTION & POETRY AWARD WINNER:
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
NONFICTION AWARD WINNER:
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
PICTURE BOOK HONOR WINNERS:
Dreamers written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga written by Traci Sorell; illustrated by Frané Lessac
FICTION HONOR WINNERS:
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
NONFICTION HONOR WINNERS:
Hey, Kiddo written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born written by Miranda Paul; illustrated by Jason Chin
Hello Lighthouse, written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Alma and How She Got Her Name, written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
The Rough Patch, written and illustrated by Brian Lies
A Big Mooncake for Little Star, written and illustrated by Grace Lin
Thank You, Omu!, written and illustrated by Oge Mora
Author Award Winner
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, written by Claire Hartfield,
Illustrator Award Winner
The Stuff of Stars, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, written by Marion Dane Bauer
Finding Langston, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome
The Parker Inheritance, written by Varian Johnson
The Season of Styx Malone, written by Kekla Magoon.
Hidden Figures, illustrated by Laura Freeman, written by Margot Lee Shetterly
Let the Children March, illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Monica Clark
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Alice Faye Duncan.
John Steptoe Award for New Talent (Author)
Monday’s Not Coming, written by Tiffany D. Jackson
John Steptoe Award for New Talent (Illustrator)
Thank You, Omu!, illustrated and written by Oge Mora
Otherwood by Pete Hautman
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation. By Anne Frank and Ari Folman. Illus. by David Polonsky.
Crush. By Svetlana Chmakova. Illus. by the author.
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt With Family Addiction. By Jarrett Krosoczka. Illus. by the
Illegal. By Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin. Illus. by Giovanni Rigano
My Brother’s Husband, Volume 2. By Gengoroh Tagame. Illus. by the author
On a Sunbeam. By Tillie Walden. Illus. by the author.
Royal City, Volume 2: Sonic Youth. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author.
Royal City, Volume 3: We All Float On. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author.
Silver Spoon. By Hiromu Arakawa. Illus. by the author. Volumes 1-4
Speak: The Graphic Novel. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus. by Emily Carroll.
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees. By Don Brown. Illus. by the author
Picture Book –
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation, by Kate Messner, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
Children’s Fiction –
The Flooded Earth, by Mardi McConnochie
Young Adult Fiction –
Dry, by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, illustrated by Jay Shaw
Children’s Nonfiction –
Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle, by Erica Fyvie, illustrated by Bill Slavin
The Fox on the Swing, written by Evelina Daciūtė, illustrated by Aušra Kiudulaitė, and translated by The Translation Bureau
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
I, Claudia by Mary McCoy
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Written by Sandra Neil Wallace, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker.
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Story of How Monopoly was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Stephen Salerno
Author Award Winner
The Poet X, written by Elizabeth Acevedo
Illustrator Award Winner
Dreamers, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, written by Yuyi Morales
Author Honor Book
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems, written by David Bowles
Illustrator Honor Books
Islandborn, illustrated by Leo Espinosa, written by Junot Díaz
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana, illustrated by Jose Ramirez, written by Michael Mahin
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science, written by Joyce Sidman
Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild, written by Catherine Thimmesh
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America, written by Gail Jarrow
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees, written and Illustrated by Don Brown
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, written by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana, written by Michael Mahin, illustrated by Jose Ramirez
Finding Langston, by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor
The Adventures of Otto: See Pip Flap by David Milgrim
Fox and Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier
King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth by Dori Hillestad Butler
Tiger vs Nightmare by Emily Tetri
Buitrago, Jairo. On the Other Side of the Garden. Trans.by Elisa Amado. Illus. by Rafael Yockteng.
Chabbert, Ingrid. A Drop of the Sea. Trans.from French. Illus. by Guridi
Clarke, Maxine Beneba.Patchwork Bike. Illus. by Van Thanh Rudd.
Crowther, Kitty. Stories of the Night. Trans. by Julia Marshall. Illus. by the author
de Arias, Patricia. Marwan’s Journey. Trans. from Spanish.Illus. by Laura Borràs
Dubuc, Marianne. Up the Mountain Path. Illus. by the author
Gomi,Taro.I Really Want to See You, Grandma. Trans. from Japanese. Illus. by the author
Grant, Shauntay. Africville. Illus. by Eva Campbell.
Kaadan, Nadine. Tomorrow. Trans. and Illus. by the author
Latour, Francie. Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. Illus. by Ken Daley
Nilsson, Ulf. A Case for Buffy. Trans. by Julia Marshall. Illus. by Gitte Spee
Sanna, Francesca. Me and My Fear. Illus. by the author
Soundar, Chitra. Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market. Illus. by Kanika Nair
Blexbolex.Vacation. Illus. by the author
Duprat, Guillaume.Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World. Trans. by Patrick Skipworth. Illus. by the author
Edwards, Nicola. What a Wonderful Word. Illus. by Luisa Uribe
Gifford, Clive. The Colors of History: How Colors Shaped the World. Illus. by Marc-Etienne Peintre
Green, Shari. Missing Mike.
Ho, Van & Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk.Too Young to Escape.
Kacer, Kathy. The Sound of Freedom.
Kinew, Wab. Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes. Illus. by Joe Morse.
Lewis, Gill. A Story Like the Wind. Illus. by Jo Weaver
Parr, Maria. Astrid the Unstoppable. Trans. by Guy Puzey. Illus. by Katie Harnett
Walters, Eric. From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom. Illus. include original art from African countries.
Widmark, Martin. The House of Lost and Found. Trans. by Polly Lawson. Illus. by Emilia Dziubak.
Wilcox, Merrie-Ellen. After Life: Ways We Think About Death.
Winter, Ali. Peace and Me. Illus. by Mickaël El Fathi
Bailey, Linda.Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein.Illus. by Júlia Sardà.
Ellis, Sarah. Dodger Boy.
First News/Walker Books Ltd. Voices from the Second World War: Stories of War as Told to Children of Today.
Hargrave, Kiran Millwood. The Island at the End of Everything.
Nielsen, Susin. No Fixed Address.
Orr, Wendy. Swallow's Dance.
Smith, Heather. Ebb & Flow.
Tregonning, Mel. Small Things. Illus. by the author.
Williamson, Victoria. The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle.
Barter, Catherine. Troublemakers.
Mills, Jean. Skating Over Thin Ice.
Ntshingila, Futhi. We Kiss Them With Rain.
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees written and illustrated by Don Brown
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor written by Sonia Sotomayor
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam written by Elizabeth Partridge
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler written and illustrated by John Hendrix
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka