33 Great New Works by Michaela Goade, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Andrea Davis Pinkney & More| Starred Reviews, July 2022

This month's starred titles include a healthy dose of nonfiction, YA, and Spanish language books, as well as middle grade works by Rebecca Balcárcel and Margaret Peterson Haddix, graphic novels by Shauna J. Grant and David Zúñiga González, and more.

The Curiosities (Fraillon) ©2022 illus. by Phil Lesnie


Picture Books

Álvarez Astacio, Mrinali. Piecitos de bébé. Editorial Destellos. p. 68.

Camargo, Sebastián Santana. My Uncle Is Coming Tomorrow/Mañana viene mi tío. tr. by Elisa Amado. Greystone. p. 69.

Cole, Henry. Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story. Scholastic. p. 44.

Fraillon, Zana. The Curiosities. illus. by Phil Lesnie. Greystone. p. 46.

Garza, Jorge. Sábado/Saturday. Lil’ Libros. p. 70.

Goade, Michaela. Berry Song. Little, Brown. p. 46.

Gopal, Jyoti Rajan. American Desi. illus. by Supriya Kelkar. Little, Brown. p. 46.

Hemingway, Edward. Pigeon & Cat. Little, Brown/Christy Ottaviano. p. 46.

Johnson, Dinah. H Is for Harlem. illus. by April Harrison. Little, Brown/Christy Ottaviano. p. 46.

Martí, Ana Meritxell. Sunakay. illus. by Xavier Salomó. Editorial Flamboyant. p. 75.

Palomas, Alejandro. Un cerezo. illus. by Albert Arrayás. Editorial Flamboyant. p. 70.

Torres, Jennifer. Lola Out Loud: Inspired by the Childhood of Activist Dolores Huerta. illus. by Sara Palacios. Little, Brown. p. 50.

Vail, Rachel. Sometimes I Grumblesquinch. illus. by Hyewon Yum. Scholastic. p. 50.

van den Berg, Esther. Hop aprende a nadar. Clavis. p. 72.

Woodard, Bellen. More Than Peach. illus. by Fanny Liem. Scholastic. p. 51.


Middle Grade

Balcárcel, Rebecca. Shine On, Luz Véliz! Chronicle. p. 56.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Secret Letters. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. p. 57.



Alsaid, Adi. Before Takeoff. Knopf. p. 61.

Clarke, Lane. Love Times Infinity. Little, Brown/Poppy. p. 61.

Grey, Melissa. Valiant Ladies. ­Feiwel & Friends. p. 64.

Grimsley, Jim. The Dove in the Belly. Levine Querido. p. 64.

Light, Alex. Meet Me in the Middle. HarperTeen. p. 66.

Marrero, Yarimar. Los secretos de La Torre. Editorial Destellos. p. 75.

Wilson, Jennifer. Someday We’ll Find It. HarperTeen. p. 67


Graphic Novels

Grant, Shauna J. Mimi and the Cutie Catastrophe. Scholastic/Graphix. p. 55.

Zúñiga González, David. Belonging in America and Mexico: Our Stories Carried Us Here. tr. by Ingrid Charleston. illus. by Sunshine Gao. Green Card Voices. p. 79.



Hinton, Anthony Ray & others. The Sun Does Shine (Young Readers Edition): An Innocent Man, A Wrongful Conviction, and the Long Path to Justice. Feiwel & Friends. p. 78.

Katz, Susan B. Gaudi: Architect of Imagination. illus. by Linda Schwalbe. NorthSouth. p. 76.

Kennen, Sophie. Some Bodies. illus. by Airin O’Callaghan. Sleeping Bear. p. 76.

McAnulty, Stacy. Save the People!: Halting Human Extinction. illus. by Nicole Miles. Little, Brown. p. 78.

Mendez, Jasminne. Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American. Piñata. p. 78.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Because of You, John Lewis. illus. by Keith Henry Brown. Scholastic. p. 77.

Stevenson, Robin. Kid Trailblazers: True Tales of Childhood from Changemakers and Leaders. illus. by Allison Steinfeld. Quirk. p. 79.

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