2020 Contenders

Ah yes, and so my reading begins for 2020.  Which books will connect the world next year?

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Picture Book Author:

Jacqueline Woodson

Christian Robinson

Juana Martinez-Neal

Rafael Lopez

Kadir Nelson

Early Readers:

Planet Omar:  Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian and illustrations by Nasaya Mafaridik

Cilla Lee Jenkins:  Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan and Dana Wulfekotte

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence and Elizabet Vukovic 

Middle Grade:

A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner

Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis and Traci Sorrell

I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj

For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

Middle School:

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

Tight by Torrey Maldanado

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Jackpot by Nic Stone

Young Adult:

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Strangers by David A. Robertson

Pet by Akawaeke Emezi

Stamped – Racism, Antiracism, and you by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

This Book is Anti-racist by Tiffany M. Jewell and illustrated by Aurelia Durand