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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 →

 
Cover: The Mexican Dreidel

The Mexican Dreidel

“Mola’s chalky, bright-hued images, which portray characters with brown skin, evoke a sunny, cozy town and the fun of sharing with ‘nuevos amigos.’”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Strikers: A Graphic Novel

Strikers: A Graphic Novel

“As the team bonds on and off the ice . . . they find support and stability in their relationships with one another while striving to get that elusive W.” —Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: A Wild, Wild Hanukkah

A Wild, Wild Hanukkah

“Painterly, fanciful art captures the richness of feathers, fur, and scales, as well as the comedic chaos of an ever-more-crowded house. Gershman and Strauss end with a rousing Hanukkah countdown . . .”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: The Knight of Little Import

The Knight of Little Import

“[A] playfully interactive story that suggests the grass isn’t always greener somewhere else.” —Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: A Bird Day

A Bird Day

“[An] offbeat slice-of-life story. . . . [A]musement comes from the view of birds as having so much—bickering, boredom, complaining—in common with humans.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: We Planted a Pumpkin

We Planted a Pumpkin

“Less gardening primer than accounting of a slow-moving triumph, this In the Garden series starter depicts a parent-free project in the works alongside the delayed gratification that gardening can represent, all leading up to the protagonists’ breathless delight around… View →

 
Cover: My Brain Is Magic: A Sensory-Seeking Celebration

My Brain Is Magic: A Sensory-Seeking Celebration

“Peaches and pinks infuse Ladi’s domestic scenes with a warmth that lasts until cool colors arrive with the onset of a ‘big sleepy whale’ slumber—a soothing end to the lively pages that precede.”—Publishers Weekly View →