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Cover: We Shall Not Be Denied: A Timeline of Voting Rights and Suppression in America

We Shall Not Be Denied: A Timeline of Voting Rights and Suppression in America

“A smart and succinct work, a straightforward guide to the history of voting rights in the U.S.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Cake for Everyone

Cake for Everyone

“Pleasingly fragmented and comically cohesive, spreads rendered in fine lines follow the antics, making for a set of brain-teasing mini-quests that invite readers to consider who arrived first, what belonged to whom, and how they’ll all arrive at the titular… View →

 
Cover: The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

“Capps incorporates real-life events—as discussed in an author’s note—to tell an illuminating tale that utilizes a physical manifestation of trauma to effectively demonstrate the compounding results of racism across generations.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Royal Garden Party

Royal Garden Party

“Maheshwari (Chaiwala!) delivers a tale of friendship, empathy, and creativity, the first in a charming early chapter book series.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: The Mailbox Tree

The Mailbox Tree

“Vivid prose by Lim (Tiger Daughter) and Gordon (the Wordspinners series) evokes a grimly realistic world informed by contemporary issues surrounding climate change. The girls’ experiences with bullying, online escapism, and grief throughout add further emotional… View →

 
Cover: Ellie and the Marriage List

Ellie and the Marriage List

“Characters with varying disabilities . . . are sensitively and organically portrayed by educator Seabolt in this wholesome slice-of-life debut.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: When Creature Met Creature

When Creature Met Creature

“Conveying two modes of communication, the creators portray how sensation and language dovetail, and how two beings can complement each other nearly perfectly.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Mami King: How Ma Mon Luk Found Love, Riches, and the Perfect Bowl of Soup

Mami King: How Ma Mon Luk Found Love, Riches, and the Perfect Bowl of Soup

“A resourceful young man employs his cooking skills to make his fortune and assist others in this lively biography of entrepreneur Ma Mon Luk.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Eyes Open

Eyes Open

“Employing tightly bound poems, Miller-Lachman weaves the perils of authoritarianism into the dynamics between Sónia and her family, and highlights Sónia’s activist awakening and the power of protest.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit

Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit

“A clever, high-octane graphic novel satire of the bourgeois and proletariat.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: If I Were a Fungus

If I Were a Fungus

“The phenomenal capabilities of fungi star in this lightly informative and humorous profile. . . In bold-hued digital and marker art, geometric shapes lend Stella’s spreads a blocky, elementary vibe that suits the kid-centric text.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Cruzita and the Mariacheros

Cruzita and the Mariacheros

“Granillo gently tempers the Tayahuas’ grief over Tio Chuy’s death by focusing on the characters’ lighthearted developing relationships and relates the feeling of being disconnected from one’s heritage via Cruzita’s learning more about her… View →

 
Cover: The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions

The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions

“Clarkson’s fond factoids and mindful sketches express joy in learning while promoting empathy for tiny creatures . . . Nature nerds will rejoice in this compendium of creepy-crawlies.”—starred, Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Four Bad Unicorns

Four Bad Unicorns

“Patterson’s wash-filled line drawings accurately channel childhood exuberance, energy—and happily focused interest.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: The Rock in My Throat

The Rock in My Throat

“Yang traces a Hmong-speaking child’s experience of selective mutism. . . Lin’s digital illustrations employ scale and perspective to smart effect.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account

Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account

“With delicacy and grace, Salvadoran cartoonist Saade crafts a resonant and distinctive graphic novel debut . . . Each panel is a testament to individual resilience, culminating in an expansive story of human beings triumphing against unspeakable odds.”—starred,… View →

 
Cover: A Ramadan to Remember

A Ramadan to Remember

“[T]his heartwarming title stresses the importance of community, while Awatiff’s vibrant spreads convey a sense of happiness and contentment.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Best Believe: The Tres Hermanas, a Sisterhood for the Common Good

Best Believe: The Tres Hermanas, a Sisterhood for the Common Good

“Medina’s digital illustrations have a sumptuous risograph-like quality, rendering a floral motif alongside images of “Tres Hermanas” working powerfully in concert. An author’s note and glossary conclude."—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: The Color of Sound

The Color of Sound

“Intricately entwining interpersonal growth with each character’s relationship to their Jewish faith and culture, Isler highlights the role of family history in identity formation through metaphorical time travel. Color-centric imagery rendered in immersive prose translates… View →

 
Cover: The Lunar New Year Surprise

The Lunar New Year Surprise

“Wang details traditional Spring Festival customs and their meanings, portrayed in Do’s festive illustrations . . . . Back matter includes more about Lunar New Year dishes globally and a zodiac animal guide.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: To the Ice

To the Ice

“[A] strange, enthralling blend of survivalist realism and fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality

Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality

“Micheaux Nelson and Bostic’s information-packed picture book examines an overlooked story of civil rights . . . Art in browns, purples, and golds juxtaposes saturated portraits of the girls with sepia-tone scenes of protesters.”—starred, Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Forsooth

Forsooth

“A dramatic second-person prologue gives way to Calvin’s sensitive and enthusiastic first-person POV in this funny and joyous ode to creative expression. Matejek-Morris (My Ex-Imaginary Friend) delves into adolescent friendship drama and… View →

 
Cover: Loud!

Loud!

“A restless student channels energy into collaboration in Robbins’s portrayal of schooltime socializing.”—Publishers Weekly View →