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New Release Tuesday: Diverse KidLit Book Birthdays

This page is updated daily with the newest and upcoming book releases in diverse kid lit! Each week, I’ll update this page so that the newest releases stay at the top of the page  This list is compiled by me personally. Feel free to reach out to me via email at hereweeread{at}gmail.com if I’m missing anything.

New Releases October 8, 2019

It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Birdsong by Julie Flett

Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by Raul Colon (Ages 7-9 and up)


Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems by Margarita Engle and Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez (Ages 10 – 14)

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Ages 10 – 14)

Just In Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Christian Robinson (Ages 3 – 7)

Pippa’s Night Parade by Lisa Robinson, illustrated by Lucy Fleming (Ages 4 – 8)

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson, illustrated by Rebecca Huang (Ages 5 and up)

The Hike by Alison Farrell (Ages 8 – 12)

Zoey and Sassafras: Grumplets and Pests by Asia Citro, illustrated by Marion Lindsay

New Releases October 1, 2019

A Map Into the World by Kao Kaila Yang, illustrated by Seo Kim (Ages 5 – 9)

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang, illustrated by Charlene Chua (Ages 4 – 8)

Cookie and Milk: A Scientifically Stunt-Tastic Sisterhood by Michele McAvoy, Jessica Gibson (Ages 5 – 7)

Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk by Meredith Davis, illustrated by Rebeka Uwitonze (Ages 8 – 12)

M Is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child by Tiffany Rose (Ages 3 – 6)

Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons: An Enslaved Woman Fights for Freedom by Gwendolyn Hooks, Simone Agoussoye (Ages 9 – 12)

Reach for the Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback by Skai Jackson (Ages 10 – 14)

Roll With It by Jamie Sumner (Ages 10 and up)

The ABCs of AOC: A Picture Book About Alexandria Ocasico-Cortez by Jamia Wilson, Krystal Quiles

The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero by Joan Dicicco, illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Your turn: What new releases would you add to these lists?  Feel free to let me know any relevant titles I may have missed.

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