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2022

Upcoming book recommendations published in 2022.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Ancient Eats: An Edible Exploration of the WorldHanson, Stephanie2022UMG
YA
Early Civilization49,000 BCE-1200 CEVariousVariousWorld HistoryNFCB
The Red PalaceHur, June2022YA
A
Age of Revolutions1758AsiaKoreaJoseon Era
Political Murder
FN
My Imaginary MaryHand, Cynthia
Ashton, Brodi
Meadows, Jodi
2022YA
A
Age of Revolutions1800-1851EuropeGreat BritainMary ShelleyHF
Bio
N
FreewaterLuqman-Dawson, Amina2022MGIndustrial Age1810North AmericaUnited StatesAntebellum South
Slavery
Maroon Community
Escaped Slaves
FCB
Charlotte Mason: The Teacher Who Revealed Worlds of WonderGore, Lanaya2022UMG
A
Industrial Age1842-1923EuropeGreat BritainEducation
Charlotte Mason
NFPB
The Turning Point: 1851 - A Year That Changed Charles Dickens and the WorldDouglas-Fairhurst, Robert2022YA
A
Industrial Age1851EuropeGreat BritainCharles Dickens
Victorian Era
NFB
History Smashers: The Underground RailroadMessner, Kate2022MG
UMG
Industrial Age1854North AmericaUnited StatesUnderground Railroad
Escaped Slaves
NF
Bio
B
The Mad Girls of New York: A Nellie Bly NovelRodale, Maya2022AdultModern Age1887North AmericaUSAGilded Age
Writing
Journalism
Nellie Bly
FN
The Other Side of the RiverDobbs, Alda P.2022UMGModern Age1913North AmericaUnited StatesMexican Revolution
Mexican Immigration
FCB
Lines of CourageNielsen, Jennifer A.2022UMGModern Age1914-1918EuropevariousWWIFCB
The Star that Always StaysJohnson, Anna Rose2022UMGModern Age1914North AmericaUnited StatesOjibwe Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Daughters of a Dead EmpireTara O'Neil, Carolyn2022YA
A
Modern Age1918RussiaRussiaRussian RevolutionFN
Beautiful Little FoolsCantor, Jillian2022AModern Age1918-1923North AmericaUnited StatesJazz Age
LGBTQ+
FB
Just a Girl: A True Story of World War IILevi, Lia2022MGModern Age1938-1945EuropeItalyWWII
Jews in Hiding
Nazi Occupation
NFCB
YonderStandish, Ali2022MG
UMG
Modern Age1939 - 1943North AmericaUnited StatesWWIIFCB
Wish Upon a CrawdadCondon, Curtis W.2022MG
UMG
Modern Age1940North AmericaUnited Stateselectricity
Great Depression
FCB
The Kitchen FrontRyan, Jennifer2022AModern Age1942EuropeGreat BritainWWIIFN
Great or NothingMcCullough, Joy
Tung Richmond, Caroline
Sharpe, Tess
Spotswood, Jessica
2022YAModern Age1942-1943North America
Europe
United States
Great Britain
WWII
American Home Front
Little Women Retelling
FN
I Will Protect You: A True Story of Twins Who Survived AuschwitzKor, Eva Mozes2022MGModern Age1943-2019EuropeRomaniaHolocaust
Nazi Occupation
Auschwitz
NFCB
And We RiseMartin, Erica2022YA
A
Modern Age1954-1968North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsNF
P
B
This Rebel HeartLocke, Katherine2022YA
A
Modern Age1956EuropeHungaryRevolution
Hungarian Revolution
LGBTQ+
FN
The Lucky OnesWilliams Jackson, Linda2022MG
UMG
Modern Age1967North AmericaUnited StatesCivil Rights
poverty
FCB
History Comics: The Stonewall RiotsBongiovanni, Archie
Andrews, A.
2022YAModern Age1969North AmericaUnited StatesStonewall Riots
Activism
LGBTQ+
FGN
The Taste of Ginger: A NovelShah, Mansi2022YA
A
Modern Age1970-2020Southeast Asia
North America
India
United States
ImmigrationFN
The Prince of Steel PierNockowitz, Stacy2022UMGModern Age1975North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Life
Atlantic City
Mobsters
FN
Dream Annie, DreamBrown, Waka T.2022MG
UMG
Modern Age1987-1988North AmericaUnited StatesImmigration
American Dream
FCB
I Must Betray YouSepetys, Ruta2022YA
A
Modern Age1989EuropeRomaniaCold War
Communism
FN
TroublemakerCho, John2022UMGModern Age1992North AmericaUnited StatesLA Riots
prejudice and racism
FCB
New From HereYang, Kelly2022MG
UMG
Modern Age2019-2020North America
Asia
United States
Hong Kong
Asian Americans
COVID-19 Pandemic
Plagues
FCB
The Civil War of Amos AbernathyLeali, Michael2022UMGModern Age2021-2022North AmericaUnited StatesHistory Erasure
LGBTQ+
American Civil War
F

2021

Book recommendations published in 2021.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Fossils From Lost WorldsLaverdunt, Damien2021MGPrehistory4,500,000,000 BCEEarthVariousEvolutionNFPB
The Age of DinosaursBrusatte, Steve2021MG
UMG
Prehistory252,000,000-66,000,000 BCEWorldVariousDinosaursNFCB
Ancient History: A Secular Exploration of the WorldHanson, Stephanie
Hauris, Elizabeth
2021MG
UMG
Early Civilization49,000 BCE-1200 CEVariousVariousWorld HistoryNFCB
ClanBrouwer, Sigmund2021MG
UMG
Prehistory8,000 BCEEuropenoneIce AgeFCB
A Thousand ShipsHaynes, Natalie2021YA
A
Classical Age1194–1184 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMN
Evil Roman EmperorsBarlag, Phillip2021AClassical Age616 BCE - 455 CEEuropeItalyRoman EmperorsNFB
History Smashers: Plagues and PandemicsMessner, Kate2021MG
UMG
Modern Age430 BCE-2019 CENorth America
Europe
United StatesPlagues
Pandemics
NFB
Daughter of SpartaAndrews, Claire2021YA
A
Classical Age400 BCEEuropeGreeceSpartaMN
The Middle Ages: A Graphic HistoryJanega, Eleanor2021YA
A
Early Medieval
High Middle Ages
476-1500EuropeVariousMedieval LifeNFGN
The Forgotten Kingdom, Book IIPike, Signe2021AEarly Medieval573EuropeScotlandArthurian LegendsM
F
N
The Witch's HeartGornichec, Genevieve2021YA
A
Early Medieval700EuropeScandinaviaNorse MythologyM
F
N
Queens of the Crusades: England's Medieval QueensWeir, Alison2021AHigh Middle Ages1154-1291EuropeGreat BritainKings and QueensF
Bio
N
PeacemakerBruchac, Joseph2021MG
UMG
High Middle Ages1300North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Iroquois Nation
F
Bio
CB
Katharine Parr, The Sixth WifeWeir, Alison2021ARenaissance1543-1548EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Katharine Parr
F
Bio
N
My Contrary MaryHand, Cynthia
Ashton, Brodi
Meadows, Jodi
2021YA
A
Renaissance1568-1587EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Mary Stuart
HF
Bio
N
A Tip for the HangmanEpstein, Allison2021ARenaissance1585-1593EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Elizabeth I
FN
The 1619 Project: Born on the WaterHannah-Jones, Nikole
Watson, Renee
2021LE
MG
Enlightenment1619-2021North America
Africa
United StatesGeneology
Civil Rights
Atlantic Slave Trade
NF
OV
PB
Poison PriestessPopovic, Lana2021YAEnlightenment1640-1680EuropeFranceCatherine MonvoisinF
Bio
N
Hour of the WitchBohjalian, Chris2021AEnlightenment1662North AmericaUnited StatesWitch TrialsFN
My Name is Phillis WheatleyCooper, Afua2021MGAge of Revolutions1753-1784North AmericaUnited StatesPhillis Wheatley
Slavery
NF
Bio
CB
History Smashers: The American RevolutionMessner, Kate2021MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFB
By the Light of FirefliesWalsh, Jenni L.2021MGAge of Revolutions1777North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Sybil Ludington
Spies
FCB
The Lost ApothecaryPenner, Sarah2021AAge of Revolutions1791-2021EuropeGreat BritainPlagues
Women in Science
London
Poison
FN
The Silence of BonesHur, June2021YA
A
Age of Revolutions1800AsiaKoreapolitical murder
Joseon Era
FN
Dear Mr. DickensChurnin, Nancy2021LE
MG
Industrial Age1812-1870EuropeGreat BritainCharles Dickens
antisemitism
NFPB
Sixteen ScandalsJordan, Sophie2021YA
A
Age of Revolutions1812EuropeGreat BritainRegency EraFN
Miss Eliza's English Kitchen: A Novel of Victorian Cookery and FriendshipAbbs, Annabel2021AAge of Revolutions1835EuropeGreat BritainVictorian Era
Food
FN
The Corpse QueenHerrman, Heather M.2021YA
A
Industrial Age1850North AmericaUnited StatesGrave Robbers
Women in Science
FN
She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming: AstronomerLasky, Kathryn2021LEIndustrial Age1857-1911North AmericaScotland
United States
Science
Space
Williamina Fleming
NF
Bio
PB
Mornings With MonetRosenstock, Barb2021LEIndustrial Age1880EuropeFranceMonetNFPB
The Dictionary of Lost WordsWilliams, Pip2021AModern Age1887-1928EuropeGreat BritainWWI
Women's Suffrage
Oxford English Dictionary
FN
A Slip of a GirlReilly Giff, Patricia2021MGIndustrial Age1890EuropeIrelandIrish Land WarsFN
The City BeautifulPolydoros, Aden2021YA
A
Industrial Age1893North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
Jewish Immigration
Chicago World's Fair
FN
The Gilded GirlColeman, Alyssa2021MGModern Age1905-1907North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
magic
HFCB
The Hidden PalaceWecker, Helene2021YA
A
Modern Age1910-1918North AmericaUnited StatesImmigrants
Jewish History
HFN
Luck of the TitanicWolf, Allan2021YA
A
Modern Age1912EuropeGreat BritainTitanic
Chinese Immigration
F
OV
N
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks: Young Readers' EditionTheoharris, Jeanne2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1913-1997North AmericaUnited StatesCivil Rights
Segregation
Resistance
NF
Bio
CB
Barefoot Dreams of Petra LunaDobbs, Alda P.2021UMGModern Age1913North AmericaMexicoMexican RevolutionFCB
Angel of GreenwoodPink, Randi2021YA
A
Modern Age1921North AmericaUnited StatesTulsa Race Massacre
Civil Rights
FN
The Burning (Young Readers Edition)Beard, Hilary
Madigan, Tim
2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1921North AmericaUnited StatesTulsa Race Massacre
Civil Rights
NFB
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race MassacreBoston Weatherford, Carole2021MGModern Age1921North AmericaUnited StatesTulsa Race Massacre
Civil Rights
NFPB
Ophie's GhostsIreland, Justina2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1922North AmericaUnited StatesJim Crow
Ghosts
Great Migration
FCB
Our Violent EndsGong, Clohe2021YA
A
Modern Age1927AsiaChinaRomeo and JulietHFN
The Last Queen: Elizabeth IIIrving, Clive2021AModern Age1936-2020EuropeGreat BritainElizabeth IINF
Bio
B
When the World Was OursKessler, Liz2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1936-1945EuropeAustriaWWII
Holocaust
FN
Leonora in the Morning LightCarter, Michaela2021YA
A
Modern Age1937-1940EuropeFrance
Great Britain
WWII
Art
FB
Names in a JarGold, Jennifer2021YA
A
Modern Age1939-1987EuropePolandHolocaust
WWII
FN
The Last Checkmate: A NovelSaab, Gabriella2021YAModern Age1939-1945EuropePoland
Germany
WWII
Chess
Auschwitz
FN
The Last Rose of Shanghai: A NovelDai Randel, Weina2021AModern Age1940AsiaChinaWWII
Jewish Immigration
FN
The Bookseller of DachauRyan, Shari J.2021AModern Age1940-2018EuropeGermany
United States
WWIIFN
Stealing HomeTorres, J2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1941-1945North AmericaCanadaWWII
Japanese Internment
F
GN
GN
History Smashers: Pearl HarborMessner, Kate2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1941United StatesUnited States
Japan
WWII
Pearl Harbor
NFB
Light PerpetualSpufford, Francis2021AModern Age1944EuropeGreat BritainWWIIFN
In The Shadow of the MoonCherrix, Amy2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1945–1980North AmericaUnited States
Soviet Union
Space
Space Race
NFCB
Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War ShowdownSheinkin, Steve2021YAModern Age1945-1985North AmericaUnited StatesCold WarNFB
Cold War CorrespondentHale, Nathan2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1950North AmericaUnited States
North Korea
Korean WarNF
Bio
GN
The Death of Jane Lawrence: A NovelStarling, Caitlin2021AModern Age1950EuropeGreat BritainGothic FantasyHFN
Last Night at the Telegraph ClubNichols Lo, Malinda2021YA
A
Modern Age1954North AmericaUnited StatesMcCarthyism
Cold War
Chinese American Immigrants
LGBTQ+
F
OV
N
Cuba in my PocketCuevas, Adrianna2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1961-1962North AmericaCuba
United States
ImmigrationFCB
Root MagicRoyce, Eden2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1963North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsF
M
CB
Bad Girls Never Say DieMathieu, Jennifer2021YA
A
Modern Age1964North AmericaUnited StatesSocial Classes
Feminism
FN
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and MusicGrohl, Dave2021AModern Age1969-2020North AmericaUnited StatesDave Grohl
Musicians
NF
Bio
B
The Island of Missing Trees: A NovelShafak, Elif2021YA
A
Modern Age1975-2015EuropeCyprus
Great Britain
Postcolonial CyprusFN
While I Was AwayBrown, Waka T.2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1984AsiaJapanJapanese CultureFCB
Concrete RoseThomas, Angie2021YA
A
Modern Age1998-1999North AmericaUnited StatesModern AgeFN
Ground ZeroGratz, Alan2021UMG
YA
Modern Age2001-2019North America
Asia
United States
Afghanistan
9/11
Afghanistan War
FN
Firekeeper's DaughterBoulley, Angeline2021YA
A
Modern Age2004North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Ojibwe Nation
drug abuse
FN
Rez DogsBruchac, Joseph2021MG
UMG
Modern Age2020North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Wabanaki Nation
COVID-19 Pandemic
Plagues
FCB
Cloud Cuckoo Land: A NovelDoerr, Anthony2021AModern Age2020Asia
North America
Turkey
United States
Historical FictionHFN
City of the Plague GodChadda, Sarwat2021MG
UMG
Early Civilization2021Western AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
OV
M
N

2020

Book recommendations published in 2020.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Could You Survive the Jurassic Period?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureDoeden, Matt2020MGPrehistory201,000,000-145,000,000 BCEWorldVariousJurassic Period
Dinosaurs
NFCB
Could You Survive the Cretaceous Period?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureBraun, Eric Mark2020MGPrehistory145,000,000-65,000,000 BCEWorldVariousCretaceous Period
Dinosaurs
NFCB
Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)Harari, Yuval Noah2020YA
A
Prehistory70,000,000 BCE-2000 CEWorldVariousEvolutionNF
S
GN
Could You Survive the Ice Age?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureHoena, Blake2020MGPrehistory2,600,000-9,500 BCEWorldVariousIce AgeNFCB
Could You Survive the New Stone Age?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureTroupe, Thomas Kingsley2020MGPrehistory10,000-4,500 BCEWorldVariousStone AgeNFCB
Mulan: Before the SwordLin, Grace2020MG
UMG
Early Civilization400AsiaChinaMulan
Han Dynasty
Mythology
FCB
Arthur and the Golden RopeTodd-Stanton, Joe2020LE
MG
High Middle Ages800ScandinaviaIcelandVikingsM
F
PB
GN
War LordCornwell, Bernard2020AHigh Middle Ages937EuropeGreat BritainSaxon Stories
Vikings
FN
All OutMitchell, Saundra2020YAvarious1350-1999North America
Europe
United States
Mexico
Great Britain
France
LGBTQ+FN
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and YouReynolds, Jason
Kendi, Ibram X.
2020UMG
YA
Renaissance1415-2020North AmericaUnited StatesRacism
Civil Rights
NF
OV
NF
Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous QueenWeir, Alison2020ARenaissance1528-1542EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Katheryn Howard
F
Bio
N
Blood CountessPopovic, Lana2020YARenaissance1575-1614EuropeHungaryElizabeth Báthory
LGBTQ+
Hungary
F
Bio
N
History Smashers: The MayflowerMessner, Kate2020MG
UMG
Enlightenment1620North AmericaUnited StatesColonial America
Mayflower
NFB
Dark TidesGregory, Philippa2020AEnlightenment1670EuropeGreat BritainEnglish Civil War
Restoration London
FN
One Dead SpyHale, Nathan2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1755-1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Nathan Hale
NF
Bio
GN
Blades of FreedomHale, Nathan2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1803-1804North AmericaUnited StatesLouisiana PurchaseNFGN
The White House is BurningSutcliffe, Jane2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1814North AmericaUnited StatesWar of 1812FCB
The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry AdamsBrown, David S.2020AIndustrial Age1838-1918North AmericaUnited StatesHenry Adams
Gilded Age
NF
Bio
N
Mr. Dickens and His CarolSilva, Samantha2020YA
A
Industrial Age1843EuropeGreat BritainCharles DickensNFB
The Snow Fell Three Graves DeepWolf, Allan2020YA
A
Industrial Age1846–1847North AmericaUnited StatesWestward Expansion
Donner Party
FN
Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and DiseaseJarrow, Gail2020UMGIndustrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Medicine
NFB
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American DreamImani, Blair2020YA
A
Industrial Age1865-1979North AmericaUnited StatesGreat MigrationNFCB
The Story of Marie CurieKatz, Susan B.2020MGIndustrial Age1867-1934Europe
North America
Poland
United States
Chemistry
Women in Science
NFCB
Jane Against the WorldBlumenthal, Karen2020YA
A
Modern Age1873-2018North AmericaUnited States
France
Activism
Reproductive Rights
NF
Bio
B
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her MonsterAuxier, Jonathan2020MG
UMG
Industrial Age1874EuropeGreat BritainChild Labor
Victorian England
HFCB
My Calamity JaneHand, Cynthia
Ashton, Brodi
Meadows, Jodi
2020YA
A
Industrial Age1876North AmericaUnited StatesCalamity JaneHF
Bio
N
Inventing VictoriaBolden, Tonya2020YA
A
Industrial Age1880North AmericaUnited StatesReconstructionF
OV
CB
Prairie LotusPark, Linda Sue2020MG
UMG
Industrial Age1880Dakota TerritoryUnited StatesPrairie LifeFCB
Deathless DivideIreland, Justina2020YAIndustrial Age1880North AmericaUnited StatesReconstructionHFN
History Smashers: Women's Right to VoteMessner, Kate2020UMG
MG
Industrial Age1885-1920North AmericaUnited StatesWomen's Suffrage
Voting
NF
Bio
B
The Nerviest Girl in the WorldWiley, Melissa2020MGModern Age1911North AmericaUnited StatesCalifornia
Early Filmmaking
FCB
History Smashers: The TitanicMessner, Kate2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1912Atlantic OceanGreat BritainTitanicNFB
The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the DarkMoore, Kate2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1917-1938North AmericaUnited StatesToxicologyNF
Bio
CB
Saving SavannahBolden, Tonya2020YA
A
Modern Age1919North AmericaUnited StatesAfrican American HistoryFN
How Women Won the VoteCampbell Bartoletti, Susan2020LE
MG
Modern Age1909North AmericaUnited StatesWomen's Suffrage
Voting
Activism
NFPB
These Violent DelightsGong, Clohe2020YA
A
Modern Age1926AsiaChinaRomeo and JulietHFN
The DegeneratesMann, J. Albert2020YA
A
Modern Age1928North AmericaUnited StatesEugenics
Institutionalization
LGBTQ+
FN
Flowers in the GutterGaddy, K. R.2020YA
A
Modern Age1932-1945EuropeGermanyWWIINFB
Echo MountainWolk, Lauren2020UMGModern Age1934North AmericaUnited StatesGreat DepressionFCB
The Library of LegendsChang, Janie2020YA
A
Modern Age1937-1945AsiaChinaWWIIFN
The Island of Sea WomenSee, Lisa2020AModern Age1938-2008AsiaKoreaKoreaFN
Out of HidingGruener, Ruth2020MGModern Age1938-2019EuropePoland
United States
Holocaust
Immigration
Jewish Refugees
NFM
Atomic Women: The Untold Story of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear BombMontillo, Roseanne2020YA
A
Modern Age1938-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Atomic Bomb
NFB
We'll Soon Be Home AgainBab Bonde, Jessica2020UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropeVariousHolocaustF
Bio
GN
The Paper Girl of ParisTaylor, Jordyn2020YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropeFranceWWIIFN
Island WarReilly Giff, Patricia2020MGModern Age1941-1945Aleutian IslandsUnited StatesWWIIFN
We Are Not FreeChee, Traci2020YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
F
OV
N
DisplacementHughes, Kiku2020YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
HFGN
The Shadow WarSmith, Lindsay2020YAModern Age1942EuropeGermanyWWIIHFN
On the Horizon: World War II ReflectionsLowry, Lois2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1942-1945North America
Asia
United States
Japan
WWIIFCB
The Redhead of Auschwitz: A True StoryBirnbaum, Nechama2020YA
A
Modern Age1944EuropeRomania
Germany
Holocaust
Auschwitz
FN
They Went LeftHesse, Monica2020YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropePoland
Germany
HolocaustFN
The Blossom and the FireflySmith, Sherri L.2020YA
A
Modern Age1945AsiaJapanWWIIFCB
My Long List of Impossible ThingsBarker, Michelle2020YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropeGermanyWWIIFN
Miss Benson's BeetleJoyce, Rachel2020YA
A
Modern Age1950OceaniaGreat Britain
New Caledonia
History of Science
Women in Science
FN
Brother's KeeperLee, Julie2020UMGModern Age1950AsiaNorth KoreaKorean War
Escaping North Korea
FN
The Fountains of SilenceSepetys, Ruta2020YA
A
Modern Age1957EuropeSpainSpanish Civil WarFN
Kent StateWiles, Deborah2020UMG
YA
Modern Age1970Southeast Asia
North America
United StatesVietnam War
Activism
FCB
Orange for the SunsetsAthaide, Tina2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1972AfricaUgandaImmigrationFN
CubCopeland, Cynthia L.2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1972North AmericaUSAWriting
Journalism
FGN
The Last Days of John LennonPatterson, James2020AModern Age1980North AmericaUnited StatesJohn Lennon
Musicians
NF
Bio
N
The Blackbird GirlsBlankman, Anne2020UMGModern Age1986EuropeUkraine
Russia
Uzbekistan
Chernobyl
Communism
Soviet Union
FCB
Planet Earth is BluePanteleakos, Nicole2020MGModern Age1986North AmericaUnited StatesSpace
Space Shuttle Challenger
FCB
Like a Love StoryNazemian, Abdi2020YA
A
Modern Age1989North AmericaUnited StatesImmigration
LGBTQ+
AIDs Crisis
F
OV
N
Riot BabyOnyebuchi, Tochi2020AModern Age1992North AmericaUnited StatesLA RiotsHFN
When Stars Are ScatteredJamieson, Victoria
Mohamed, Omar
2020UMGModern Age1996-2011AfricaSomalia
Kenya
Somalian Civil War
Kenyan Refugee Camp
NF
Bio
OV
GN
Buried Beneath the Baobab TreeNwaubani, Adaobi Tricia2020YA
A
Modern Age2014AfricaNigeriaBoko HaramFN
Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper BeltCarson, Mary Kay2020MGModern Age2015North AmericaUnited StatesSpace
Pluto
NFPB

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel
M = memoir