Grandma's Pear Tree/El Peral De Abuela by Suzanne Santillan
Three Little Kittens by Jerry Pinkey (new release)
Number One Kid by Patricia Reilly Giff
President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston (new release)
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey -This is one of my favorite YA novels of the year. The author embracing diversity made me love it that much more. My interview with Healey
Saltypie by Tim Tingle - I still plan on reading this one. It will be nice to read a story about an American Indian that is actually written by an American Indian. I loved Crossing Bok Chitto by Tingle.
This must be the time of year to look at statistics. Over at her blog American Indian's in Children's Literature, Debbie Reese shares the number of books about American Indians and by Americans Indians as complied by CCBC
Author Zetta Elliott list all the MG/YA books published by African American authors this year. Many people help put the list together, including me. In the end there were only 50 titles for the whole calender year. A few titles may have been missed but not enough to make this to make this list respectable.
Elliott goes a step farther and breaks down who published what.
In case you haven't since it, check out author Mayra Lazara Dole's - Authentic Latino Voices in Hunger Mountain.
How many Latino MG/YA authors do you think were published in 2010?