April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

38 Exciting Titles | March 2018

A delightfully unpredictable piggy potluck; Acevedo’s lyrical coming-of-age tale; a parenting book discusses gender identity and allyship for caregivers.

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39 Thrilling Titles | February 2018

Highly anticipated titles from Justina Ireland, Jillian Tamaki, and Junot Diaz; professional reading on racism and inclusivity in children’s lit; a graphic novel anthology explores trailblazing women throughout history and the world.

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41 Stellar Titles | January 2018

Laurie Halse Anderson’s powerful novel Speak in graphic novel format; Vashti Harrison’s charming, informative exploration of black women throughout history; an audio edition of Philip Pullman’s much-anticipated latest.

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40 Fantastic Titles | December 2017

Audio editions of stellar titles by Mitali Perkins and David Barclay Moore; a book on autism for young audiences; educator and activist Betty Shabazz’s early years are explored.

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42 Spectacular Titles | November 2017

Long-awaited fiction from John Green, Frances Hardinge, and Philip Pullman; a fantastical feather picture book; stellar nonfiction explores historical figures in the Civil Rights movement.

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29 Terrific Titles | October Stars 2017

Graphic novels broach tough topics like consent and police violence; Leigh Bardugo’s Thorns excels at dark fantasy; a nonfiction title explores Harriet Tubman’s early years.

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49 Fantastic New Titles | September 2017

Native American Women share their stories in #NotYourPrincess; Anne of Green Gables gets a graphic novel makeover; a children’s bilingual picture book celebrates a Mexican holiday; and two middle grade audiobooks.

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44 Terrific Titles | August 2017

August’s stars feature Molly Idle’s “Flora” adventures, an illustrated biography of the legendary Arturo Schomburg, and audiobooks of two popular YA titles.

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36 Stellar Titles | July 2017

Jennifer Mathieu’s YA novel Moxie is an empowering take on feminism; Dashka Slater uses a devastating crime to examine race, gender, and socioeconomic status in Oakland, CA, in The 57 Bus; and Gareth Hinds presents a masterly graphic novel look at some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well-known works.

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42 Stellar Titles | June 2017

M.T. Anderson presents sci-fi with hard-hitting social commentary; Martha Brockenbrough profiles Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father who’s having a moment; and Lian Tanner concludes her compelling “Icebreaker” trilogy.

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32 Stellar Titles | May 2017

Andrea Cheng’s lovely sequel to The Year of the Book, the skinny on our canine companions, Rita Williams-Garcia’s newest work of middle grade fiction.

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37 Superb New Titles | April 2017

This month’s stars include a compilation of picture book authors and illustrators answering the question “What’s your favorite color?” a graphic novel biography of Mama Cass, and the first book in a new series about a steampunk-inspired alternate history of New York City from Laura Ruby.

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38 Stellar New Titles | March 2017

This month’s stars include Scott Westerfeld’s graphic novel debut, a new title from Frances Hardinge, and poetry by Kwame Alexander.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2017

Another stunning folktale adaptation from Jerry Pinkney, Steve Sheinkin’s latest work of narrative nonfiction, and Laini Taylor’s strangely beautiful new novel.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | January 2017

This month’s can’t-miss titles include Jason Chin’s stunning look at the Grand Canyon, George O’Connor’s graphic novel treatment of the goddess of the hunt, and a charming new chapter book from Laura Amy Schlitz.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2016

This month’s stellar offerings include Amy Sarig King’s middle grade debut, a bizarre yet thought-provoking look at the environment; Jenni Desmond’s gorgeous look at the polar bear, and a quirky new graphic novel series starring a narwhal and his best friend, a jellyfish.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | November 2016

Gorgeous verse from Nikki Grimes, Emily Jenkins’s playful new picture book, and an anthology from We Need Diverse Books.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | October 2016

An illustrated glimpse into Congressman John Lewis’s early years, Neal Shusterman’s hauntingly dark dystopian, Albert Marrin’s examination of the Japanese internment experience, and more.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | September 2016

Ashley Bryan presents a stunning collection of poetry that explores the lives of 11 enslaved people, Brendan Wenzel’s innovative picture book plays with perspective, and A.S. King’s newest is a heartbreaking yet insightful look at identity and family dysfunction.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | August 2016

Yuyi Morales’s stunning follow-up to Niño Wrestles the World; a darkly humorous, gut-wrenching YA read from Aaron Starmer; Calpurnia Tate in chapter book format.

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