I am still trying to make showcasing new books that feature kids of color, a regular feature. Since I missed last week this will be a little long. Though I am okay with that, since I know some weeks there with only be a few titles. Enough talk.
Dotty by Erica S. Perl illus. Julia Denos
This is one of my favorite new picture books. When Ida starts school she brings along Dotty her imaginary friend. This is a very good story filled with diverse characters
El Dia de Los Muertos / The Day of the Dead by Bob Barner illus. Teresa Mlawer
Welcome To My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC by Quiara Alegria Hudes illus. Shino Arihara
Around Our Way On Neighbors' Day by Tameka Fryer Brown illus. Charlotte Riley -Webb
This is a really good debut. My review
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Floris -Galbis
This is about Operation Pedro Pan, getting children out of a new communist Cuba without parents. This could be paired with another new release about Operation Pedro Pan, this year The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez. Also Leaving Glorytown a memoir by Eduardo F. Calcines
Yummy by G. Neri illus. Randy Duburke
The more I look at this book, the more I appreciate what the author did. It's so well done, and necessary. Loved it. My review Also check out the 3 blogger interview with the author, I was apart of that started here.
Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers
Manifest by Artist Arthur
Luv Ya Bunches by Lauren Myracle
My review The second book, Violet in Bloom comes out Oct. 1. Its as good as the first one.
Nerds by Michael Buckley
My review The second book, M is for Mama's Boy comes out Sept 1. and its as good as the first one.
Libyrinth by Pearl North
This one as been on my tbr list for awhile. The second book, The Boy from llysies comes out
Ruined by Paula Morris
My review This could be paired with the soon to be released Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Both stories are set in New Orleans.
Feel free to mention any new releases that feature kids of color, I've missed in the comment box.
Doret, So many people keep saying they can't find PoC teen books. Yet you and I actively seek them out and we keep finding titles the other hasn't seen.
I appreciated this post!
I heard about Yummy maybe 6 months ago and just reading about it gave me chills. I haven't heard of Dotty. Thanks for always bringing great books out front and center.
Thanks Edi, I do believe this will be my first offical feature, and it only took two years.
Jeannine - I love me some Dotty, will be reviewing soon.
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