Booklist 2021

JANUARY

1 Jan Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan. McMillan
1 Jan Thirty Talks Weird Love by Alessandra Narváez Varela. Cinco Puntos
5 Jan The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson. FSG
5 Jan Baseball’s Leading Lady :Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues by Andrea Willams. Roaring Brook Press DEBUT
5 Jan Goldie Vance The Hocus Pocus Hoax by Lilliam Rivera. Little Brown Books.
5 Jan Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant.  Balzer+Bray
5 Jan It’s All Love by Jenna Ortega. Random House
5 Jan Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance ed. by Nikki Grimes. Bloomsbury
5 Jan The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake. Scholastic
5 Jan Meow or Never by Jazz Taylor. Scholastic. DEBUT
5 Jan One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite. Inkyard
5 Jan The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige. HMH
5 Jan Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis. Inkyard
5 Jan Root Magic by Eden Royce. Walden Pond Press. YA Debut
5 Jan The Sea in Winter by Christine Day. Heartdrum
5 Jan Shaking Up the House by Yamile Saied Méndez. HarperCollins
5 Jan When You Look Like Us by Pamela T Harris. Quill Tree Books
5 Jan A Universe of Wishes ed. by Dhonielle Clayton. Crown Books
12 Jan Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink. Feiwel and Friends.
12 Jan The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nahisi Coates. Delacorte.
12 Jan Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Brown. Crown Books.
12 Jan City of the Plague God by Sarat Chadda. Disney/Riordan DEBUT
12 Jan Clues to the Universe by Christina Li. Quill Tree Books.HarperCollins. DEBUT
12 Jan Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. Balzer+Bray
12 Jan The Meet Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson. Simon & Schuster. DEBUT
12 Jan The Mirror Season by Ann-Marie McLemore. Feiwel and Friends
19 Jan Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alson. Balzer+Bray
19 Jan A Crown So Cursed (Nightmare Verse) by L.L. McKinney. Imprint
19 Jan The Comeback by E. L. Shen. FSG DEBUT AUTHOR
19 Jan If I tell You the Truth by Jasmin Kaur. HarperCollins
19 Jan Last Night At the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. Dutton
19 Jan Rise of the Red Hand (The Mechanists #1) by Olivia Chadha.  Erewhon. DEBUT
19 Jan We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawlya) by Hafsay Jaizai. FSG
26 Jan  Shadow City (City of Steel and Diamond) by Francesca Flores. Wednesday Books
26 Jan Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles. Random House. DEBUT
26 Jan While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown. Quill Tree Books. DEBUT
26 Jan Wings of Ebony by J. Elle. Denene Millner Books/Simone & Schuster. DEBUT
26 Jan Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez. Page Street Kids.

FEBRUARY

1 Feb The Greatest SuperPower by Alex Sanchez Capstone
2 Feb Crocodile Rescue: WIld Survival #1 by Melissa Cristina Máequez. Scholastic.
2 Feb Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado. Holiday House. DEBUT
2 Feb Flood City by Danile José Older. Scholastic.
2 Feb The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant, illustrated by Paola Escobar. Norton Young Reader.
2 Feb Muted by Tami Charles. Scholastic
2 Feb A Pho Love Story by Loan Le. Simon & Schuster. DEBUT
2 Feb A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen. Razorbill. DEBUT
2 Feb The Year I Flew Away by Marie Arnold. Versify. DEBUT
2 Feb Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson. Sourcebooks Fire. DEBUT
9 Feb The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna. Delacorte. DEBUT
16 Feb Where Wonder Grows by Xelena González, illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos Press.
23 Feb Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers by Juliet Menédez. Henry Holt & Co DEBUT
23 Feb Like Home by Louisa Onome. Delacorte. DEBUT
23 Feb Nubia Real One by L L McKinney. DC Comics
23 Feb The Sea Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas by Maria Garcia Esperon, illustrated by Amanda Mijangos, translated by David Bowles. Levine Querido.

MARCH

2 Mar Infinity Reaper by Adam Silvera. Quill Tree
2 Mar Firekeepers Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Henry Holt. DEBUT
2 Mar List of Ten by Halli Gomez Sterling Childrens
2 Mar Once Upon A Quinceañera by Monica Gomez Hira. HarperTeen.
9 Mar The Immortal Boy by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez, translated by David Bowles. Levine Querido.
16 March Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora. Flux
23 Mar Your Heart My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger by Margarita Engle. Atheneum.

APRIL

6 Apr Fearless by Mandy Gonzalez. Aladdin
6 Apr Merci Suárez Can’t Dance by Meg Medina. Candlewick
6 Apr Oculta by Maya Motayne. Balzer + Bray
13 Apr Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera. DEBUT
27 Apr Spirit Untamed: The Movie Novel by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez. Little, Brown Books.

MAY

May Rea and the Blood of the Nectar (The Chronicles of Astranthia) by Payal Doshi. Mango and Marigold Press. DEBUT
4 May High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip by Melissa de la Cruz. Disney-Hyperion
4 May Indivisible by Daniel Aleman. Little, Brown Books
11 May Illusionary (Hollow Crown #2) by Zoraida Córdova. Little, Brown Books
11 May Angel & Hannah : A Novel in Verse by Ishle Yi Park. One World Publishing
11 May Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young. Heartdrum. DEBUT
11 May Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas. Amulet Books. DEBUT
18 May One the Hook by Francisco Stork. Scholastic
18 May Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi. G.P. Putnam’s Sons

JUNE

1 June The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons. Dial Books. DEBUT
1 June Mile Morales Shock Waves, an original Spider-Man graphic novel by Justin Reynolds, illustrated by Pablo Leon. Graphix
1 June Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud. Scholastic
6 June Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne. Scholastic. DEBUT
8 June Curse of the Forgotten City by Alex Aster. Sourcebooks
8 June Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun by Jonny Garze Villa. Skyscape. DEBUT
8 Jun Fire With Fire by Destiny Soria. HMH
12 Jan Of Princes and Promises (Rosetta Academy) by Sandhya Menon. Simon and Schuster
15 June Sisters Of The Snake by Sasha Nanua and Sarena Nanua. HarperTeen. DEBUT
22 June Chunky written and illustrated by Yehudi Mercado. Katherine Tegen Books.

JULY

6 July Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse  by Chantel Acevedo. Balzer + Bray
6 July Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil. Soho Teen
6 July Swimming with Sharks Wild Rescue #2 by Melissa Cristina Márquez. Scholastic
6 July The Villians by Victor Piñeiro. Sourcebooks
13 July All These Warriors by my Tintera. HMH
13 July The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass. GP Putnam’s Sons. DEBUT

AUGUST

3 Aug How We Fall Apart by Karen Zhao. Bloomsbury
3Aug Just Be Cool Jenna Sakai by Debbie Michiko Florence Scholastic
24 Aug Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis. Delacorte. DEBUT

SEPTEMBER

21 Sept Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn T. O’Neil. Roaring Brook Press. DEBUT
21 Sept Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles. Scholastic
28 Sept Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray. GP Putnam’s Sons. DEBUT

OCTOBER

5 Oct 2021 Rise Up! How You Can Join the Fight Against Racism by Crystal Fleming. Holt

NOVEMBER

2 Nov When the World Turned Upside Down by K. Ibura. Scholastic. DEBUT
2 Nov Jade Fire Gold by June C. L. Tan. HarperTeen. DEBUT
9 Nov WIthin These WIcked Walls by Lauren Blackwood. Lauren Blackwood. DEBUT