The following is a listing of new and forthcoming adult, young adult, and children’s titles that showcase the multicultural nature of American society and reflect the ever-increasing range of topics and disciplines needed to serve its diverse communities.
Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem
April Ryan, out now
The trailblazing White House correspondent reflects on one of the momentous years in America––2020—and celebrates the tenacity, power, and impact of Black womens’ unprecedented role in upholding democracy.
The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes
Kardea Brown, out now
The breakout star of Food Network’s hit show “Delicious Miss Brown” celebrates the Gullah/Geechee culinary traditions of her family through 125 original recipes.
Crimes of the Tongue: Essays and Stories
Alicia Gaspar de Alba, out now
The Lambda Award-winning author returns with a collection of short fiction and essays that examine identity, place and language.
Queering the Border: Essays
Emma Pérez, out now
Essays and creative prose explore Chicana feminism and relationships between the powerful and the powerless against the backdrop of the Southwest borderlands.
A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with Our Past and Driving Social Change
Dolly Chugh, out now
Through personal histories and practical advice, Chugh offers an evidence-based guide for developing resilience and grit to confront our whitewashed history and build a better future.
The Riders Come Out at Night
Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham [this is correct spelling / dp], Jan.
A critical look at the systematic corruption and brutality within the Oakland Police Department, and the more than two-decades-long saga of attempted reforms and explosive scandals.
Pomegranate: A Novel
Helen Elaine Lee, Apr.
A queer Black woman works to stay clean, pull her life together, and heal after being released from prison.
Kathleen McLaughlin, Jan.
Investigates and reveals the underhanded machinations and unbalanced power structures of the blood industry.
Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power
Jefferson Cowie, out now
A history of the long-running clash between white people and federal authority.
On Every Tide: The Making and Remaking of the Irish World
Sean Connolly, out now
A history of Irish emigration, arguing that the emigrants became a force in world politics and religion.
No Right to an Honest Living: The Struggles of Boston’s Black Workers in the Civil War Era
Jacqueline Jones, Jan.
A portrait of Black workers and white hypocrisy in nineteenth-century Boston, showing
how injustice in the workplace prevented Boston—and the United States—from securing true equality for all.
Stayed on Freedom: The Long History of Black Power Through One Family’s Journey
Dan Berger, Jan.
A history of Black Liberation, told through the story of two grassroots organizers who fell in love while organizing tenants and workers in the South.
Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century
Jasmine Brown, Jan.
The author––a Rhodes Scholar and a medical student––offers the long-erased stories of nine pioneering black women physicians beginning in 1860, when the first black woman entered medical school.
Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail
Ashley Herring Blake, out now
An interior designer who is never without the perfect plan learns to renovate her love life without one.
Blackmail and Bibingka
Mia P. Manansala, out now
When her long-lost cousin returns just in time for the holidays, Lila knows that big trouble can’t be far behind in this third installment of Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery series.
Pride and Protest: A Novel
Nikki Payne, out now
When an outspoken DJ goes head-to-head with the CEO of a property developer taking over her D.C. neighborhood during a protest, they soon find that the fire between them isn’t rage but chemistry.
Two Wrongs Make a Right
Chloe Liese, out now
Opposites become allies to fool their matchmaking friends in this reimagining of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
A Dash of Salt and Pepper: A Novel
Kosoko Jackson, Dec.
Mistrust soon turns to chemistry as two chefs find their groove and realize that they might make sense as a team after all.
Back in a Spell
Lana Harper, Jan.
In the third in the Witches of Thistle Grove series, an awkward first date leads to a romance between one of the most powerful witches in town and a magical newbie.
City Under One Roof: A Novel
Iris Yamashita, Jan.
A stranded detective tries to solve a murder in a tiny Alaskan town where everyone lives in a single high-rise building.
Exes and O’s: A Novel
Amy Lea, Jan.
With the reluctant help of her roommate Trevor, after a series of heartbreaks, Tara decides to revisit her 10 exes to secure her very own trope-worthy, second chance romance.
River Sing Me Home: A Novel
Eleanor Shearer, Jan.
A mother’s journey across the Caribbean to find her stolen children in the aftermath of slavery.
Sorry, Bro: A Novel
Taleen Voskuni, Jan.
An Armenian-American woman rediscovers her roots and embraces who she really is in this queer rom-com.
Isha, Unscripted: A Novel
Sajni Patel, Feb.
An aspiring screenwriter makes a desperate attempt to get one of the biggest actors in Hollywood to read her script.
The Neighbor Favor: A Novel
Kristina Forest, Feb.
A shy bookworm enlists her charming neighbor to help her score a date, not knowing he’s the obscure author she’s been corresponding with.
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
Jesse Q Sutanto, Mar.
When Vera Wong finds a dead man in the middle of her tea shop, being a nosy Chinese mother with too much time on her hands might just help her solve a murder.
Ana Maria and the Fox: A Novel
Liana De la Rosa, Apr.
A forbidden love story between a Mexican heiress and a shrewd bi-racial British politician during the French occupation of Mexico.
Life and Other Love Songs: A Novel
Anissa Gray, Apr.
A Black American father’s sudden disappearance exposes the legacy of generational trauma while shining a light on the loves and lives built in its wake, from the Great Migration to 1970s Detroit and 1990s New York.
Sisters of the Lost Nation
Nick Medina, Apr.
Merges the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with ancient tribal folklore told by the author’s grandmother, to center a girl who is being stalked on her reservation by forces both ancient and new.
DEI Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing It Right
Lily Zheng, out now
A comprehensive and foundational text for critically analyzing and applying actionable DEI techniques and strategies.
Emotional Justice: A Roadmap for Racial Healing
Esther Armah, out now
Offers tools to help navigate an emotional reckoning on the path to racial healing, sustainable equity, and the future of DEI.
Ending Checkbox Diversity: Rewriting the Story of Performative Allyship in Corporate America
Dannie Lynn Fountain, out now
Explores how the current structure of corporate DEI lends itself to the continued oppression of marginalized identities, and builds a road map for what real DEI looks like and how to avoid the performative allyship trope.
Intelligence Isn't Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace
Carice Anderson, out now
Helps Black professionals make strategic decisions and learn the unspoken rules for success.
Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change
Mary-Francis Winters et. al, Feb.
How to go beyond compliance to address harm, share power, and create equity in the workplace.
The Weight of Air: A Novel
Kimberly Duffy, Feb.
In 1911, when aerialist Isabella Moreau’s daughter suddenly appears, she is forced to face the truth of where, and in what, she derives her worth.
Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice
Alma Zaragoza Petty, out now
The Mexican American activist, scholar, and podcast host helps us claim our inner chingona, a Spanish term for "badass woman."
Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace
Valerie Brown, out now
A Black Buddhist Dharma teacher shepherds readers toward navigating life’s essential questions to discover true aliveness and meaning.
The Embodied Path: Telling the Story of Your Body for Healing and Wholeness
Elle Roscher, Dec.
More than twenty body stories to foster resistance and repair at the individual and communal level.
Collisions of Earth and Sky: Connecting with Nature for Nourishment, Reflection, and Transformation
Heidi Barr, Jan.
An invitation to live in a way that is attuned to nature, paying attention to what's going on inside ourselves and in the larger collective.
My Body and Other Crumbling Empires: Lessons for Healing in a World that is Sick
Lyndsey Medford, Mar.
Points out the beauty and ubiquity of limitations; the importance of accessibility; the interconnected nature of individual and public health; and the wisdom gained from living with our particular bodies.
Before the Streetlights Come On: Black America’s Urgent Call for Climate Change
Heather McTeer Toney, Apr.
The climate activist argues that those most affected by climate change are best suited to lead the movement for climate justice.
Corporal Cannon: A Female Marine in Afghanistan
Savannah Cannon, out now
A memoir of being a female Marine explains the struggle between coping with the mental and physical demands of being in a war zone with not showing weakness in front of male Marines.
Eye Brother Horn: A Novel
Bridget Pitt, Feb.
In 1870s South Africa, a Zulu foundling and a white missionary’s child are raised as brothers in a world intent on making them enemies.
Rebels, Despots & Saints: The Ancestors Who Free Us & the Ancestors We Need to Free
Sandhya Rani Jha, Jan.
Provides tools to connect with ancestors and find grounding for racial reconciliation and liberation in own communities.
Doing Anti-Racist Business: Dislodging and Dismantling Racism with the 4REALS
Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder, Feb.
Using their proven 4REALS method, the authors equip readers to move beyond recognizing systemic racism in the corporate sector, to dislodging and dismantling it.
After Botham: Healing from My Brother's Murder by a White Police Officer
Allisa Charles-Findley, Apr.
The sister of Botham Jean, a black man murdered by a white police officer, struggles to regain her faith and find justice for her brother.
Black Icons in Herstory: 50 Legendary Women
Darian Symoné Harvin and Monica Ahanonu, out now
This second book in the Icons series offers portraits and biographies of 50 admired women in the fields of music, film, literature, politics, human rights, and more.
Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism
Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman, out now
The authors (and best friends) discuss their own friendship and tap into their decades of anti-racism work to answer the 20 uncomfortable-but-critical questions about race they are most often asked.
A Vocab Guide to Racism: The ABCs of Anti-Blackness in America
Maya Ealey, May
A visual glossary that distills complex subjects into comprehensive, accessible definitions of terms and explanations of historical moments.
Star Crossed: A True Romeo and Juliet Story in Hitler’s Paris
Heather Dune Macadam and Simon Worrall, Jan.
A young Jewish woman and a handsome Catholic poet become the Romeo and Juliet of war-torn Paris.
The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America
Christopher C. Gorham, Feb.
A biography of Anna Marie Rosenberg, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with only a high school education who went on to be dubbed by Life Magazine “the most important woman in the American government.”
Dismissed: Tackling the Biases That Undermine our Health Care
Angela Marshall and Kathy Palokoff, Mar.
Instructs patients, doctors, and administrators, on how to identify bias.
Lyvonne Briggs, Mar.
An invitation for women to discover a healthier approach to spirituality and sexuality that centers pleasure rather than shame.
Everybody Come Alive
Marcie Alvis Walker, May
A memoir from the creator of “Black Coffee with White Friends” that explores what it means to embrace the silenced stories we’ve inherited.
More Than I Imagined: What a Black Man Discovered About the White Mother He Never Knew
John Blake, May
The award-winning CNN journalist tells the story of his quest to reconcile with his white mother and the family he'd never met—and how faith brought them all together.
Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You
Samara Bay, Feb.
A speech expert shows how to use your voice to lead to a better future.
Behind Her Lives
Briana Cole, out now
Secrets, sibling rivalry, and a woman searching for a missing sister who may not want to be found.
Long Live the Queen
Saundra, out now
A good girl-turned Cali drug Queenpin goes nationwide, where the success is explosive, the new conspiracies brutal—and the betrayals could finally take her down for the count.
That Dangerous Energy
Aya de León, Dec.
A novel of climate change in which the personal and the political collide for one woman torn between her own survival and the survival of the planet.
Beats and Blow
Shaun Sinclair, Jan.
In the fourth Crescent Crew installment, friendships are rocked by successful music careers, brutal gang assassinations and love lost.
Black Founder: The Hidden Power of Being an Outsider
Stacy Spikes, Jan.
The founder of MoviePass reveals his blueprint for success and the tools he’s used to persevere in the face of adversity, defy stereotypes, and shatter glass ceilings.
Love, Honor, Betray
Mary Monroe, Mar.
In the third in the Lexington, Alabama trilogy, a Depression-era churchgoing lady and her oh-so-upstanding husband racing to cover up their many sins—and gamble on one scheme too many.
Kiki Swinson, Apr.
A female firefighter desperate for money gets caught up in a man-made disaster.
The LGBTQ + History Book
A diverse, global account exploring important moments, movements, and phenomena, and features biographies of key figures.
The Latinx Guide to Graduate School
Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales and Magdalena L. Barrera, Mar.
A Latinx cultural master plan for navigating an often mysterious and exclusionary graduate education system replete with hidden rules, traditions, and conventions.
Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul
Evette Dionne, Dec.
In response to a culture that would have her hide, Dionne pursues her desires and envisions a culture in which thinness is neither aspirational nor noteworthy.
Care: How People of Faith Can Respond to Our Broken Health System
G. Scott Morris, out now
Biblical undergirding for thinking about faith and health, along with inspiring stories to motivate disciples to explore their own callings and gifts for healing ministry in local communities.
People Get Ready: Twelve Jesus-Haunted Misfits, Malcontents, and Dreamers in Pursuit of Justice
Edited by Peter Slade, Shea Tuttle, and Jacqueline A. Bussie, Jan.
Twelve twentieth-century activists whose faith led them to speak prophetically and work peacefully toward justice for the marginalized.
The Other Evangelicals: A Story of Liberal, Black, Progressive, Feminist, and Gay Christians—and the Movement That Pushed Them Out
Isaac B. Sharp, Apr.
Recovers the stories of some of evangelicalism’s least known groups, long neglected movements, and widely overlooked figures.
Peter Owen, Not a Nice Jewish Boy: Memoirs of a Maverick Publisher
Peter Owen and James Nye, out now
One of the last of the great émigré publishers recalls his life and career from his lonely Jewish boyhood in Nazi Germany to maturity as acclaimed London publisher of many distinguished international writers who included ten Nobel laureates.
Inclusion Uncomplicated: A Transformative Guide to Simplify DEI
Nika White, Jan.
Unravels the complexity of diversity, equity, and inclusion, teases out root causes of systemic oppression, and delivers simple, actionable tools for real change.
The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson
Misty Copeland, out now
The celebrated ballerina recounts her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson, celebrating the importance of mentorship, shared history, and honoring the past to ensure a stronger future.
The World Record Book of Racist Stories
Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, out now
A collection of intergenerational anecdotes full of absurd detail about everyday experiences of racism.
Sink: A Memoir
Joseph Earl Thomas, Jan.
A coming-of-age memoir about the difficulty of growing up in a hazardous home and the glory of finding salvation in geek culture.
Miss del Río: A Novel of Dolores del Río, the First Major Latina Star in Hollywood
Bárbara Mujica, out now
A biographical historical novel set over five decades featuring Mexican actress Dolores del Río and narrated by Dolores’s fictional hairdresser and longtime friend.
Someone Had to Do It: A Novel
Amber Brown and Danielle Brown, Dec.
A young Black woman’s internship experience at the fashion house of her dreams is cut short after overhearing the owner's daughter plotting to kill him.
Token: A Novel
Beverley Kendall, Jan.
A young Black American woman tackles racism and tokenism in the cutthroat world of publicity.
A Woman’s Life Is a Human Life: My Mother, Our Neighbor, and the Journey from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice
Felicia Kornbluh, Jan.
Delves into how two key reproductive rights victories in New York cast new light on Roe v. Wade and constitutional rights, on the difficulty and importance of achieving a truly inclusive feminism, and on reproductive politics today.
How to Think Like a Woman: Four Women Philosophers Who Taught Me How to Love the Life of the Mind
Regan Penaluna, Mar.
The author looks at the lives and works of influential 17th and 18th century feminist philosophers who have been written out of history, and her own experience of patriarchy and sexism in academia.
Reverse Mentoring: Removing Barriers and Building Belonging in the Workplace Patrice Gordon, out now
How to create a safe and engaging culture by having senior leaders learn from junior employees.
It's Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women’s Bodies
Jessica Wilson, Feb.
A look at how Black women are left out of conversations about “diet culture,” health, and wellness.
Daughters of the New Year: A Novel
E.M. Tran, out now
Based on the author’s own family history, five generations of Vietnamese mothers and daughters draw on Vietnamese zodiac astrology to chart their life events.
Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America
Daniel Black, Jan.
Essays on racial tension in America and the ongoing fight for visibility, change and lasting hope.
The Love You Save: A Memoir
Goldie Taylor, Jan.
Taylor shares the harrowing yet hopeful story of her troubled childhood in East St. Louis of family, faith, and the power of books.
Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina
Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper, Apr.
The former federal prosecutor recounts his battle to crack open a police shooting and cover-up in Hurricane Katrina-era New Orleans.
Emily Tamkin, out now
Examines the history of Jewish people in America and their ever-evolving relationship to the nation’s culture and identity—and each other.
One Jump at a Time
Nathan Chen, out now
The Olympic gold medalist reflects on his life as a Chinese American figure skater, his family’s sacrifices, and the physical and emotional pain he endured.
In the Garden of the Righteous
Richard Hurowitz, Jan.
Profiles honoring the deeds of the Righteous Among the Nations, little-known heroes who saved countless lives during the Holocaust.
Esteban Castillo, out now
A companion cookbook to Chicano Eats covering the sweet side of Chicano cuisine with 80 recipes for desserts, cakes, and drinks.
Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen
George McCalman, out now
The award-winning graphic designer offers 145 original portraits with biographical reflections celebrating Black pioneers in politics, science, literature, music, and more.
The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well
Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins, out now
Two beloved Native American wellness activists offer wisdom, rooted in Indigenous ancestral knowledge, for achieving spiritual, physical, and emotional wellbeing.
Transformer: A Story of Glitter, Glam Rock, and Loving Lou Reed
Simon Doonan, out now
An homage to Lou Reed’s groundbreaking album “Transformer” on its fiftieth anniversary, and its influence on Doonan’s coming of age and coming out through glam rock.
Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History
Alvin Hall, Jan.
Broadcaster and educator Hall travels to record the memories of witnesses of segregation using the guide that helped Black people travel safely on the nation’s roadways.
Transitional: How to Live Your Authentic Life
Munroe Bergdorf, Feb.
The model and activist reflects on individuality, evolution, and the ever-changing nature of identity, revealing how they have shaped her own experience.
Eyes on the Horizon: My Journey Toward Justice
Balarama Holness, Mar.
“The Canadian Obama” offers insights grounded in spirituality, love, and rebellion that go beyond identity politics to help us elevate society and our own lives.
The Boy Who Reached for the Stars: A Memoir
Elio Morillo, Apr.
The scientist known as the “space mechanic” recounts his journey from Ecuador to NASA and beyond.
Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik, Apr.
Explores how the brilliance and talents of children and young adults diagnosed with ASD are commonly overlooked or misjudged, even by trained professionals.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
The Necessary Journey: Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion
Ella Washington, out now
Profiles in perseverance from companies keen enough to recognize the need for inclusive workplaces and humble enough to know they're not there yet.
Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work
Tina Opie and Beth Livingston, out now
How to use vulnerability, trust, empathy, and risk-taking to build Shared Sisterhood.
Amy Gallo et al., Dec.
Tips for preparing, whether negotiating a salary, a deal with a supplier, or a flexible work arrangement; part of the HBR Women at Work series.
Taking Charge of Your Career
Dorie Clark et al., Dec.
Research, advice, and practical tips for charting a rewarding and meaningful career path; part of the HBR Women at Work series.
Thriving in a Male-Dominated Workplace
Stacey Abrams et al., Dec.
Advice to ensure professional growth in areas that have traditionally been filled with men; part of the HBR Women at Work series.
Finding My Voice: On Grieving My Father, Eric Garner, and Pushing for Justice
Emerald Garner, out now
Garner recounts her father’s cruel and unjust murder, the immense pain that followed, the pressures of an exploitative media, and her journey as an activist against police violence.
Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood
Cherríe Moraga, Dec.
A revised 25th anniversary edition of Moraga’s journal entries detailing her experiences with pregnancy, birth, and the early years of lesbian parenting.
So We Can Know: Writers of Color on Pregnancy, Loss, Abortion, and Birth
Edited by Aracelis Girmay, Feb.
A collection of intimate pieces illuminating the nuances of personal and collective histories, analyses, practices, and choices surrounding pregnancy.
Reconstructing Inclusion: Making DEI Accessible, Actionable, and Sustainable
Amri B. Johnson, out now
Deconstructs and rebuilds the fundamental concepts of inclusion to reclaim their transformative potential for DEI practitioners and the organizations they work with.
Disability Dialogues: Advocacy, Science, and Prestige in Postwar Clinical Professions
Andrew J. Hogan, out now
An historical look at how activists influenced the adoption of more positive, inclusive, and sociopolitical views of disability.
Unsettling the University: Confronting the Colonial Foundations of U.S. Higher Education
Sharon Stein, out now
Shifts the narrative around the history of U.S. higher education to examine its colonial past.
Women in Wildlife Science: Building Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Edited by Carol L. Chambers and Kerry L. Nicholson, out now
Addresses the challenges and opportunities for women, especially from underrepresented communities, in wildlife professions.
Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice
Gina Ann Garcia, Feb.
The framework to help Hispanic-Serving Institutions transform into spaces of liberation that promote racial equity and social justice.
Nine Guiding Principles for Women in Higher Education
Karyn Z. Sproles, Mar.
Draws on secondary sources, anecdotes, and the author's own experiences to suggest ways that women—mostly faculty and administrators—can thrive at their institutions.
Creating Cultures of Belonging: Cultivating Organizations where Women and Men Thrive
Beth Birmingham and Eeva Sallinen Simard, out now
Solutions for leadership teams, board members, and managers that reshape organizational culture in ways that invite and celebrate gender equity.
Doing Nothing is No Longer an Option: One Woman’s Journey into Everyday Antiracism
Jenny Booth Potter, out now
The author shares her imperfect but relentless journey of growing in awareness of racism, reckoning with her own white privilege, and learning how to be an antiracism advocate alongside her young family.
Join the Resistance: Step into the Good Work of Kingdom Justice
Michelle Ferrigno Warren, out now
Equips Christians to join Christ's restorative work in the world.
Healing Conversations on Race: Four Key Practices from Scripture and Psychology
Veola Vazquez et al., Feb.
Four experts in psychology and social work present a model for how to build and deepen the cross-race relationships we want.
Non-Toxic Masculinity: Recovering Healthy Male Sexuality
Zachary Wagner, Apr.
A renewed vision for Christian male sexuality founded in empathy and selflessness.
Balla, translated by Peter Sherwood and Julia Sherwood, Jan.
Short stories on how masculinity is expressed in different forms of aggressive nationalism, Slovak ‘nativism’, and delusional male interior monologues.
For Her Consideration
Amy Spalding, Feb.
An aspiring L.A. scriptwriter and a bossy movie star take a risk on love and cast themselves as the leading ladies of their own star-struck romance.
Inclusive Marketing: Why Representation Matters to Your Customers and Your Brand
Jerry Daykin, out now
How to incorporate representation and inclusivity into every stage of the marketing process, to create initiatives that connect with customers and reflect your brand's values.
Myths of Work: Dispel the Misconceptions and Succeed in the World of Work
Ian MacRae, out now
Combines business thinking with psychology to offer practical insights on becoming a better and enlightened manager.
Positively Purple: Build an Inclusive World Where People with Disabilities Can Flourish
Kate Nash, out now
How to learn from your disabled staff and consumers to become a better and more dynamic organization.
Managing Employee Burnout: How to Develop a Happy, Healthy and Engaged Workforce
Shauna Moran, Dec.
Strategies to safeguard staff retention and productivity from burnout, and to promote awareness and emotional intelligence in the business.
Lateral Thinking for Every Day: Extraordinary Solutions to Ordinary Problems
Paul Sloane, Jan.
Harness the power of lateral thinking to develop powerful reasoning techniques, challenge assumptions and creatively find unexpected solutions to daily problems.
No Justice, No Peace: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter
Devin Allen, out now
Allen’s black-and-white photos alongside words of writers and activists bear witness to the history of African Americans and allies in the fight for social justice.
Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women
Shanita Hubbard, out now
Hubbard unpacks the notion of the “ride or die chick”—a Black woman who holds down her family and community, often at her own expense.
Bet on Black: The Good News about Being Black in America Today
Eboni K. Williams, Jan.
The attorney, speaker, and journalist shares the benefits and advantages that have helped her and many others historically reach great heights in their careers and beyond.
I Am Debra Lee: A Memoir
Debra Lee, Mar.
The former CEO of Black Entertainment Television recounts how she climbed to the top of the entertainment industry and broke through the glass ceilings of gender and race.
Wealth Warrior: 8 Steps to Heal Your Money Wounds, Claim Abundance, and Make Stakes in the Stock Market
Linda Garcia, Apr.
Wealth expert Garcia addresses generational money wounds that often hinder immigrants and people of color from investing in stock wealth.
Token Black Girl
Danielle Prescod, out now
The fashion and beauty insider unpacks the adverse effects of insidious white supremacy in the media.
Jessica Machado, Jan.
The author, born and raised in Hawai‘i by a father whose ancestors are indigenous to the land and a mother from the American South, wrestles with reconnecting to the land she tried to leave behind.
Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto
Tricia Hersey, out now
Illuminates our troubled relationship with rest and how to imagine and dream our way to a future where rest is exalted.
How Far the Light Reaches
Sabrina Imbler, Dec.
Essays weaving the wonders of marine biology with stories of the author’s own family and coming of age, implicitly connecting endangered sea life to marginalized human communities and asking how they and we adapt, survive, and care for each other.
The Sense of Wonder
Matthew Salesses, Jan.
A look at the ways Asian Americans navigate the thorny worlds of sports and entertainment when everything is stacked against them.
Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society
Arline T. Geronimus, Mar.
An exploration of the ways in which systemic injustice erodes the health of marginalized people.
Journey to Parenthood
Eric Rosswood, out now
Helps prospective LGBTQIA parents explore adoption, foster care, assisted reproduction, surrogacy and co-parenting.
I'm Not Yelling
Elizabeth Leiba, Dec.
Data and accounts of Black women in business who face, work through, and rise above workplace discrimination.
Female, Gifted and Black
MJ Fievre, Jan.
Biographies celebrating the power of the women in black history who shaped and revolutionized the past.
Rolling Pretty: How to Stop Overthinking Disability from a Disabled Person
Lauren Spencer, Feb.
A candid and real inside look into the life of being a disabled person, providing tools for disabled people to thrive in personal growth, independence, and community building.
MINDY’S BOOK STUDIO
The Vibrant Years: A Novel
Sonali Dev, Dec.
Three generations of unconventional women navigate bad dates, a spiteful HOA board, reemerging exes, and secrets that refuse to remain hidden.
Blackwater Falls: A Thriller
Ausma Zehanat Khan, out now
The first in a new crime series introducing Detective Inaya Rahman, delving deep into racial tensions, police corruption, and violence.
Reason to Return: Why Women Need the Church and the Church Needs Women
Ericka Andersen, Jan.
Invites Christian women who are hurt or disillusioned by the churches of their pasts to consider what the church might still have to offer them.
Broken: The Failed Promise of Muslim Inclusion
Evelyn Alsultany, out now
How diversity initiatives end up marginalizing Arab Americans and U.S. Muslims by only focusing on crisis moments.
Queering the Midwest: Forging LGBTQ Community
Clare Forstie, out now
How LGBTQ community life in a small Midwestern city differs from that in larger cities with established gayborhoods.
The Women’s Mosque of America: Authority and Community in U.S. Islam
Tazeen M. Ali, out now
Analyzes how American Muslim women assert themselves as religious actors in the U.S. and beyond, using the Qur’an as a tool for social justice and community building.
Signs of Disability
Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, Dec.
Strategies and practices for challenging problematic and pervasive forms of “dis-attention” and a new theoretical model for understanding disability in social, rhetorical, and material settings.
Black and Queer on Campus
Michael P. Jeffries, Mar.
Sheds light on the often hidden lives of black LGBTQ students, and how educational institutions can better serve them.
Healing Justice Lineages: Dreaming at the Crossroads of Liberation, Collective Care, and Safety
Cara Page and Erica Woodland, Feb.
Recovers ancestral medicines and practices that sustained communities under attack and oppression, while imagining, building, and calling into being what comes next.
The Practice of Belonging: Six Lessons from Vibrant Communities to Combat Loneliness, Foster Diversity, and Cultivate Caring Relationships
Lisa Kentgen, Apr.
Identifies and explores six traits that make a community thrive, and how readers can cultivate these traits in their own communities to create a climate of true inclusivity.
W. W. NORTON
Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America
Saidiya Hartman, out now
A revised and expanded 25th anniversary edition of the exploration of racial subjugation during slavery and its aftermath.
Well of Souls: Uncovering the Banjo's Hidden History
Kristina R. Gaddy, out now
A history of the banjo, revealing its origins at the crossroads of slavery, religion, and music.
Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition
Amber Tamblyn, out now
An anthology to empower readers to reconnect with their intuition as a precious resource in becoming their best selves.
Real Friends Talk About Race: Bridging the Gaps Through Uncomfortable Conversations
Yseult P. Mukantabana and Hannah Summerhill, Apr.
Equips readers to have honest dialogue about race, and be more comfortable identifying racism in themselves, their surroundings, and on social media.
Enslaved: The Sunken History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Sean Kingsley and Simcha Jacobovici, out now
An exploration of the transatlantic slave trade by a team of divers seeking to reclaim the stories of their ancestors.
The Sergeant: The Incredible Life of Nicholas Said: Son of an African General, Slave of the Ottomans, Free Man with the Tsars, Hero of the Union Army
Dean Calbreath, Feb.
Through the lens of Said’s continent-crossing life, examines how slavery was practiced from a global and religious perspective, and how Said’s experiences echo the discrimination, segregation, and violence that are still being reckoned with today.
PEN AND SWORD
A History of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts: Brownies, Rainbows and WAGGGS
Julie Cook, Dec.
How the Brownies, Guides and Girl Scouts helped the war effort in the First and Second World wars in both Britain and America.
White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better
Regina Jackson and Saira Rao, out now
The authors deconstruct and analyze nine aspects of traditional white woman behavior that uphold white supremacy society, and hurt all of us who are trying to live an equitable life.
Real Self-Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness (Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths Not Included)
Pooja Lakshmin, Mar.
A road map for women to set boundaries and move past guilt, treat themselves with compassion, get closer to themselves, and assert their power.
In Our Shoes: On Being a Young Black Woman in Not So "Post-Racial" America
Brianna Holt, Apr.
A memoir in essays about young Black women and the stereotypes and preconceived notions they are expected to live up to.
Holding Space: Life and Love Through a Queer Lens
Ryan Pfluger, out now
Features 100 color photographs and personal stories of queer, interracial couples that depict modern love and relationships in all its joy, vulnerability, and affection.
Urban Folk Tales: Stories
Y Rodriguez, Apr.
A collection of stories infused with elements of magical and spiritual realism based upon the true life experiences of the people who live in the working poor and working class neighborhoods of New York City.
Race in the Machine: A Novel Account
Quincy Thomas Stewart, Jan.
Presents a world where the stories we use to explain race all simultaneously exist, within and around us, dictating our interactions and innermost beliefs.
The Young Black Leader’s Guide to a Successful Career in International Affairs: What the Giants Want You to Know
Aaron S. Williams, Taylor A. Jack, and Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, out now
Draws on the experiences of Black American giants in the field to provide practical advice to young people for succeeding at careers in international affairs.
Latino Political Power, 2nd Edition
Sharon Navarro and Kim Geron, Mar.
A fully revised edition mapping the transformation of Latino political power from the 1960s to the present.
Chasing Equality: Women’s Rights and U.S. Public Policy
Susan Gluck Mezey and Megan A. Sholar, Apr.
Traces the struggle for women’s equal rights and opportunities in the U.S. across more than a century.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
The Brain-Friendly Workplace: Why Talented People Quit and How to Get Them to Stay
Friederike Fabritius, out now
A science-based and field-tested blueprint for a better way of working where you and your people are both happy and productive.
Fifty Years of Polyamory in America: A Guided Tour of a Growing Movement
Glen W. Olson and Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers, out now
Explores two generations of Americans, the organizations they founded, what they have chosen to do, and how it has changed their lives and affected the culture as a whole.
Inclusive Sponsorship: A Bold Vision to Advance Women of Color in the Workplace
Jhaymee Tynan, out now
A wake-up call for corporations to embrace sponsorship as part of their culture, and hold executives accountable for moving women of color into leadership roles.
To Reach the Nation's Ear: A History of African American Public Speaking
Richard W. Leeman, out now
Traces the history of African American public speaking from colonial times to the present.
The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sport Justice Movement in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Shaun M. Anderson, Feb.
Examines the Black athlete’s rise in advocating for social justice, and how today’s athletes have moved beyond protesting to create substantial change for Black Americans.
Black Mercuries: African American Athletes, Race, and the Modern Olympic Games
David K. Wiggins, Kevin B. Witherspoon, and Mark Dyreson, Feb.
How African American Olympians have been important throughout Olympic history, serving as role models to future Black athletes and often putting their careers on the line to speak out against enduring racial inequality.
A Boxing Legacy: The Life and Works of Writer and Cartoonist Ted Carroll
Edited by Ian Phimister and David Patrick, Feb.
Celebrating Carroll’s achievements as a sports cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and writer.
Remember Their Sacrifice: Stories of Unheralded Athletes of Color
Arif Khatib and Pete Elman, Feb.
The struggles and achievements of a special group of athletes, and their impact on the world of sports and beyond.
When Women Stood: The Untold History of Females Who Changed Sports and the World
Alexandra Allred, Feb.
Chronicles the female football players, Olympic athletes, powerlifters, soccer stars, historians, archaeologists, crusaders, and scientists who refused to accept the status quo and fought for something better for themselves and for those who would follow.
Can't Stop the Grrrls: Confronting Sexist Labels in Music from Ariana Grande to Yoko Ono
Lily E. Hirsch, Mar.
Reveals the inner workings of misogyny and shows how women have fought back too, sometimes reclaiming these words and their own stories through music.
Historically Black: American Icons Who Attended HBCUs
Alonzo Vereen, illus. by Gordon Rowe, Dec.
Biographies and illustrated portraits documenting HBCU cultural traditions and Black excellence in fields ranging from politics to STEM, sports to pop culture, and more.
In the Time of Our History
Susanne Pari, Jan.
A multi-generational Iranian American saga of a family building new lives in the wake of a tragic accident.
This Is Supposed to Be Fun: How to Find Joy in Hooking Up, Settling Down, and Everything in Between
Myisha Battle, Jan.
A clinical sexologist draws on a diverse collection of client stories to help make the world of dating and relationships more enjoyable.
Without Children: The Long History of Not Being a Mother
Peggy O’Donnell Heffington, Apr.
A gender historian explores the complicated relationship between womanhood and motherhood.
Connectivity Matters! Social, Environmental and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies
Johannes Müller, Dec.
Links the concepts of intra- and inter-societal connectivity with environmental aspects to a new socio-environmental theory and methodology for the exploration of past societies.
Living (World) Heritage Cities: Opportunities, challenges, and future perspectives of people-centered approaches in dynamic historic urban landscapes
Maaike De Waal et al., Dec.
Explores how (World) Heritage Cities are dealing with the preservation of their living heritage, what is needed for its effective management, what approaches are adopted, and what challenges and opportunities are encountered.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Eat Your Mind: The Radical Life and Work of Kathy Acker
Jason McBride, out now
An authorized biography of the pioneering experimental novelist.
Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times
Otis Moss, III, Jan.
A guide to uplift our spirits as we work for justice in these politically turbulent times.
Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom
Ilyon Woo, Jan.
The true story of Ellen and William Craft, who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and disguise, with Ellen passing as a wealthy, disabled White man and William posing as “his” slave.
Confidence: A Novel
Rafael Frumkin, Feb.
Best friends (and occasional lovers) Ezra and Orson are teetering on top of the world after founding a company that promises instant enlightenment.
Saying It Loud: 1966—The Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement
Mark Whitaker, Feb.
The momentous year that redefined the civil rights movement.
Fair Shake: Women and the Fight to Build a Just Economy
Naomi Cahn, June Carbone and Nancy Levit, Mar.
A look at the state of women in the workforce—why women’s progress has stalled, how our economy fosters unproductive competition, and how we can fix the system that holds women back.
Without a Doubt: How to Go from Underrated to Unbeatable
Surbhi Sarna, Mar.
How to turn other’s—and your own—doubt into rocket fuel to achieve your dreams.
Jeff Boyd, Apr.
A twenty-something Black musician living in predominantly white Portland, Oregon, plays in a rock band on the verge of success while struggling with racism, romance, and the legacy of his strict religious upbringing.
Marked for Life: One Man’s Fight for Justice from the Inside
Isaac Wright Jr., out now
A memoir of a wrongfully imprisoned man's epic journey to free himself and others like him.
Africatown: America’s Last Slave Ship and the Community It Created
Nick Tabor, Feb.
The enslaved people brought over on America’s last slave ship, and the community they established outside Mobile that still exists today.
The Case for Cancel Culture: How This Democratic Tool Works to Liberate Us All
Ernest Owens, Feb.
A progressive lens in favor of cancel culture as a tool for activism and change.
The Education of Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins and Seth Rogoff, Feb.
The former NBA player and outspoken cultural critic delivers an intimate memoir about race, fatherhood, and basketball.
Reader’s Block: A History of Reading Differences
Matthew Rubery, out now
Explores the influence neurodivergence has on the ways individuals read, and aims to transform our understanding of the very concept of reading.
Shaping the Bar: The Future of Attorney Licensing
Joan W. Howarth, Dec.
How the twin gatekeepers of the legal profession—law schools and licensers—are failing the public with devastating consequences.
Forbidden Intimacies: Polygamies at the Limits of Western Tolerance
Melanie Heath, Feb.
An account of everyday polygamy and what its regulation reveals about who is viewed as an "Other".
Laboring for Justice: The Fight Against Wage Theft in an American City
Rebecca Berke Galemba, Mar.
Draws on more than seven years of research to analyze the widespread problem of wage theft and its disproportionate impact on low-wage immigrant workers.
The Transition: Interpreting Justice from Thurgood Marshall to Clarence Thomas
Daniel Kiel, Apr.
The lives and writings of the first two African American Supreme Court justices, touching on the lasting consequences for understandings of the central currents of Black political thought over the past century.
Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History
Vikki Tobak, out now
A visual history of the world of hip-hop, where mega stars flash brilliant custom pieces to show status and personal style.
The Body Liberation Project: How Understanding Racism and Diet Culture Helps Cultivate Joy and Build Collective Freedom
Chrissy King, Mar.
How to find freedom in our bodies, through finding strength and the aspects of fitness, movement, and eating.
Double the Lies
Patricia Raybon, Feb.
Amateur detective Annalee Spain returns, racing the clock to solve the murder of a handsome young pilot before she is framed for the crime.
Dangerous Jesus: Why the Only Thing More Risky than Getting Jesus Right Is Getting Jesus Wrong
Kevin “KB” Burgess, Mar.
The award-winning rapper, podcaster, and international speaker reintroduces us to the enemy-loving, world-changing, good-dangerous Savior.
New Book of Christian Martyrs: The Heroes of Our Faith from the 1st Century to the 21st Century
Johnnie Moore and Jerry Pattengale, Mar.
Honors the heroic sacrifice of today’s martyrs for the Christian faith, and shows how their actions mirror the courage of a long line of brave Christians.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA
The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself
David Mura, Jan.
Unmasks how white stories about race attempt to erase the brutality of the past and underpin systemic racism in the present.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI
DEI 2.0: A Toolkit for Building Your Own Online Diversity Course
Marlo Goldstein Hode and Darvelle Hutchins, out now
A practical evidence-based curriculum for developing and implementing an impactful, cost-effective online diversity course, customizable to a specific context.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO
Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry
Edited by Ruben Quesada, out now
Personal and academic pieces from poets and scholars, exploring how the meaning and value of poetry are necessary to understand the history and future of a people.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA
Indigenous Language Politics in the Schoolroom: Cultural Survival in Mexico and the United States
Mneesha Gellman, out now
Draws on ethnographic accounts, qualitative interviews, focus groups, and surveys to demonstrate how Indigenous high school students resist assimilation and assert their identities through access to Indigenous language classes in public schools.
Prophetic Leadership and Visionary Hope: New Essays on the Work of Cornel West
Edited by Barbara Will, May
A reexamination of the work of public intellectual and political activist Cornel West.
What Is Antiracism? And Why It Means Anticapitalism
Arun Kundnani, Mar.
Argues that the misapprehension of the role of race in neoliberalism contributes to the Left’s inability to build a successful movement connecting race and class.
Half American: The Epic Story of African American Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad
Matthew F. Delmont, out now
The history of World War II from the perspective of Black Americans who revealed the hypocrisy of fighting against fascism abroad when racism still reigned at home.
In the Upper Country: A Novel
Kai Thomas, Jan.
Unlikely stories of love, survival, and familial upheaval that map the interconnected history of the peoples of North America in an entirely new and resonant way.
Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable
Joanna Schwartz, Feb.
The UCLA law professor exposes the myriad ways in which our legal system protects police at all costs.
The Urgent Life: My Story or Love, Loss, and Survival
Bozoma Saint John, Feb.
The iconic marketing executive shares how multiple griefs sparked the courage to live life in accordance with her deepest values.
A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
Timothy Egan, Apr.
The Klan's rise to power in the 1920s, the cunning con man who drove that rise, and the woman who stopped them.
Color Courageous Discipleship
Michelle T. Sanchez, out now
A Christ-centered approach to antiracism that will empower readers to be transformed as they transform their world.
Disability Friendly: How to Move from Clueless to Inclusive
John D. Kemp, out now
A call to businesses around the world to realize the opportunities presented by employing people with disabilities.
The Visibility Mindset: How Asian American Leaders Create Opportunities and Push Past Barriers
Bernice Chao and Jessalin Lam, out now
The varied realities and experiences of Asian Americans in the diasporic Asian community and how they have impacted the personal and professional lives of real people.
The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color
Errol Pierre, Dec.
Practical and actionable advice for minorities seeking concrete strategies to help them move up the corporate ladder.
Culturally Responsive Conversations: Connecting with Your Diverse School Community
Marina Minhwa Lee and Seth Leighton, Jan.
How to develop better relationships and improve learning outcomes in a student body that’s growing increasingly culturally diverse.
Impactful Inclusion Toolkit: 52 Activities to Help You Learn and Practice Inclusion Every Day in the Workplace
Yvette Steele, Jan.
Practical strategies to increase inclusion, diversity, and equity in the workplace.
Data-Driven DEI: The Tools and Metrics You Need to Measure, Analyze, and Improve Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Randal Pinkett, Mar.
A practical blueprint for successful, measurable, and impactful DEI initiatives.
Innovating for Diversity: Lessons from Top Companies That are Disrupting Old Practices to Achieve Inclusivity, Equity and Business Success
Bertina Ceccarelli and Susanne Tedrick, Mar.
Leaders at top companies who identified root causes of limited DEI progress and created smart, bold solutions for increasing representation, developing future talent, and advancing the careers of people often overlooked.
The Opportunity Index: A Solution-Based Framework to Dismantle the Racial Wealth Gap
Gavin Lewis, Mar.
The origins of the racial wealth gap and its impact on the inequalities faced by the Black community today.
Teaching Fiercely: Spreading Joy and Justice in Our Schools
Kassandra Minor, May
How to build joyful experiences even in the face of inevitable injustice.
How Sex Changed the Internet and How the Internet Changed Sex: An Unexpected History
Samantha Cole, out now
How the demand for sex built the ubiquitous staples of internet usage from shopping carts to the browser cookie to ad revenue models, to payment processors, to the dynamic web page.
The Big Feelings Survival Guide: A Creative Workbook for Mental Health (74 DBT and Art Therapy Exercises)
Alyse Ruriani, Apr.
Exercises based in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) principles, with a goal of improving mental health and providing coping mechanisms for tough times.
Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History
Rozella Kennedy, illus. by Joelle Avelino, Apr.
The Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women—both famous and little-known—who changed the course of U.S. history, inspired by the author’s foremothers' legacies and the friendships formed throughout her life.
CHILDREN’S / YA
Yuna's Cardboard Castles
Marie Tang, illus. by Jieting Chen, Jan.
Yuna and her family have just moved to the United States, and she doesn't speak English yet; but when she shows that she can do something very special with paper, a whole new world unfolds. Ages 3-8.
BROWN BOOKS KIDS
The Story of Ukraine: An Anthem of Glory and Freedom
Olena Kharchenko and Michael Sampson, illus. Polina Doroshenko, Dec.
A bi-lingual English-Ukrainian picture book which teaches the Ukrainian national anthem and provides a window into the country's history. Ages 5-8.
Better than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World
Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph, out now
A guide to social and political progressivism for young people and anyone wanting to get more involved. Ages 12-up.
Build a House
Rhiannon Giddens, illus. by Monica Mikai, out now
A picture-book version of Grammy winner Giddens’s song—originally performed with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma––commemorating the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. Ages 7-10.
Aya de León, out now
A Latina teen spy goes undercover as a white girl to stop a white supremacist terrorist plot. Ages 10-up.
How Do You Spell Unfair? MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee
Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison, Apr.
Introduces young spelling champion MacNolia Cox, who in 1936 became the first African American to win the Akron, Ohio, spelling bee. Ages 7-10.
My Dog Just Speaks Spanish
Andrea Cáceres, May
A young bilingual immigrant meanders through her city park, translating for her beloved dog. Ages 2-5.
Hide and Shh: A Not-So-Sneaky Story About Inclusion
Christina Dendy, illus. by Nathalia Takeyama, Apr.
A little sister with Down Syndrome who wants to play hide-and-seek with the big kids learns––and shows––there's more than one way to play. Ages 5-7.
Pearl of the Sea
Anthony Silverston and Raffaella Delle Donne, illus. by Willem Samuel, Jan.
An adventure comic following a South African girl who meets a mythical sea creature while abalone poaching to help her father pay family bills.
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration
Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Lauren Tamaki, out now
Three photographers’ documentation of life at Manzanar, a World War II incarceration camp in the California desert. Ages 10-14.
I’m Still Here (Adapted for Young Readers)
Austin Channing Brown, Apr.
An adaptation of the New York Times bestselling account of growing up Black and female in America, completely rewritten with new stories for young readers. Ages 10-12.
Wonderful Hair: The Beauty of Annie Malone
Eve Nadel Catarevas, illus. by Felicia Marshall, out now
How Annie Turnbo Malone, an influential Black business leader in the early 20th century, turned her personally developed hair care products into a successful industry, including schools; one of her students was the much more famous Madam C.J. Walker. Ages 7-11.
My Family and Other Families: Finding the Power in Our Differences
Lewis Edwards-Middleton and Richard Edwards-Middleton, illus. by Andy Passchier, out now
A tale about friends, family and Ferris wheels shows children that it’s wonderfully normal for every family to be different and the things that set us apart can bring us closer. Ages 3-5.
The Reading Adventure: 100 Books to Check Out Before You're 12
We Need Diverse Books and DK, out now
A curated list with reviews, recommendations, and exclusive author interviews to inspire young readers to discover books beyond the curriculum and see themselves on the page. Ages 8-12.
Everyone Is Special: Babies
Part of a series of interactive books for toddlers and children encouraging them to accept and embrace the idea of difference. Ages 3-5.
Yellow Dog Blues
Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Chris Raschka, out now
A search for the family dog turns into a road trip though the Mississippi Delta, exploring the landmarks that shaped one of America’s most beloved musical traditions.
What Make Us Human: A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence
Luke O'Neill, illus. by Tara O'Neill, out now
Adapted for curious kids from Humanology, O’Neill explores what makes us interesting as a species, why we sleep, laugh and enjoy music, and our efforts to stop disease.
LEE & LOW
A.M. Dassu, out now
Thirteen-year-old Aaliyah feels alone after putting on a hijab for the first time, but finds friends and allies through organizing a protest at her school. Ages 10-14.
How We Can Live
Laleña Garcia, illus. by Caryn Davidson, out now
Introduces children to the guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement; features material from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Ages 4-10.
Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Alleanna Harris, out now
Meet Mabel Fairbanks, the skating superstar who became the first Black athlete inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Ages 6-10.
Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando
Claudia Guadalupe Martínez and Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, illus. by Magdalena Mora, out now
Presents the long-forgotten chapter of U.S. history known as Mexican Repatriation through a boy and his family who leave their beloved home to avoid being separated by the government. Ages 6-9.
Cynthia Weill, out now
The latest installment in the acclaimed Mexican Folk Art series offers a bilingual introduction to different forms of transportation, accompanied by images of handmade painted sculptures. Ages 3-6.
Nisi Shawl, Feb.
A fantasy debut about Black families, family history, family curses, and a marvelous pair of spectacles. Ages 8-12.
I Can Be. . . Me!
Lesléa Newman, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez, Mar.
A picture book celebration of individuality, uniqueness, and children's freedom to express themselves while engaging in whatever kinds of play they choose. Ages 4-7.
Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt, out now
Botanist Kimmerer brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation. Ages 12-up.
Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change
Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by Nina Crews, out now
An inspirational look at changemaker Shirley Chisholm through free verse and evocative illustrations. Ages 5-10.
Indigo and Ida
Heather Murphy Capps, Apr.
Eighth grader and aspiring journalist Indigo reads about Black journalist and activist Ida B. Wells’ lifelong battle against racism––and realizes she must choose between keeping quiet and fighting for justice. Ages 12-up.
My Good Man
Eric Gansworth, out now
A twenty-something newspaper reporter struggles to balance his Indigenous and American life: should his coverage of a story prize the individual over all else, or the version of himself that depends on the entire community’s survival? Ages 14-up.
Jeanette Bradley, out now
STEM activities blend with casual nonconformity as a nonbinary child explores a new self-created discovery. Ages 4-8.
What the Jaguar Told Her
Alexandra V. Méndez, out now
As the stirrings of an ancient power awaken within her, young Jade must learn to have patience and strength to become who she was always meant to be. Ages 10-14.
J Is for Janucá
Melanie Romero, illus. by Cassie Gonzales, out now
Uses each letter of the Spanish alphabet to introduce little ones to the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, or Janucá, and how illuminated candles remind us of miracles. Ages 4-10.
My Mind Is a Mountain / Mi mente es una montaña
Cindy Montenegro, illus. by Nqobile Adigun, out now
A boy goes on a journey to discover the heights a mind can reach. Ages 4-8.
Where Is? / ¿Dónde está? Mi Ofrenda
Mariana Galvez, out now
A search-and-find book to teach children the special significance everyday items play during Día de Muertos. Ages 0-5.
El pato y sus zapatos
Juan Moreno, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla, Feb.
Duckie has a pair of shoes for every activity he loves to do—blue, red, green, and gray, which pair will he wear today? Ages 0-3.
My Pet Flamingo
Mariana Galvez, Feb.
A bilingual English-Spanish account of the adventures between a little one and their pet flamingo, and how imagination leads to the most unlikely of lifetime companions. Ages 4-8.
The Life of / La vida de La Pola
Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes, Mar.
Introducing Policarpa Salavarrieta, known as La Pola, a seamstress who spied for the revolutionary forces seeking independence from Spain and is considered a heroine of the independence of Colombia. Ages 0-5.
The Life of / La vida de Salazar
Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes, Mar.
Remembering Ruben Salazar, the first Mexican American journalist of the Los Angeles Times, who devoted his career to bringing Chicano issues to mainstream media. Ages 0-5.
Luz Lucero, niña astronauta
Zaida Hernandez, illus. by Karla Monterrosa, Mar.
Luz Lucero has won the contest to become the first kid in space, and prepares for her mission by taste-testing astronaut meals, practicing her spacewalk, and learning new languages. Ages 4-8.
J de laVega, Mar.
A bilingual English-Spanish encouragement for little ones to be passionate about who they are and how they express themselves in their everyday life. Ages 4-8.
Vámonos: Los Angeles
Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Ana Godinez, Apr.
Introduces little readers to Los Angeles, the largest city in California. Ages 2-5.
Vámonos: New York City
Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Ana Godinez, Apr.
Introduces little readers to the hustle and bustle of New York City, the most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Ages 2-5.
Old Enough to Make a Difference
Rebecca Hui, illus. by Anneli Bray, Mar.
Spotlights 12 kids from around the world who have started businesses to help people and the planet. Ages 8-12.
Yoga Nidra Lullaby
Rina Deshpande, out now
A sleepy-time story for winding down and relaxing into better, deeper, and more restorative sleep. Ages 4-8.
PAGE STREET KIDS
Payden's Pronoun Party
Blue Jaryn, illus. by Xochitl Cornejo, out now
Learn about the variety of pronouns in this story that imagines a world of unquestioning support for gender exploration, celebrates all the different ways a person can present, and provides a blueprint for people of any age who are pondering what gender means to them. Ages 4-8.
So Not Ghoul
Karen Yin, illus. by Bonnie Lui, out now
A playful ghost story offering a boo-tiful reminder that while sometimes school and family can make you feel invisible, bicultural pride never goes out of style. Ages 4-8.
JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Samara Hardy, out now
Logan searches for carrots in his wheelchair-accessible greenhouse in this vibrant exploration of gardening and healthy eating. Ages 3-7.
What Was Reconstruction?
Sherri L. Smith, out now
Recounts the history of the Reconstruction era in the U.S. and how it would define African American history for decades to come. Ages 8-12.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
All of Us
Gökçe Irten, out now
Colorful pages containing reminders that even when we seem different—and even when we’re sometimes far apart—we are all part of a community, and we all benefit when we look at the world around us with open minds and hearts. Ages 4-8.
The You Kind of Kind
Nina West, illus. by Hayden Evans, out now
A message about the importance of kindness from the author’s belief that children are never too young to learn about inclusivity, self-love, and overcoming adversity through acts of kindness. Ages 4-8.
The First Woman Cherokee Chief: Wilma Pearl Mankiller
Patricia Morris Buckley, illus. by Aphelandra Messer, Feb.
Find out about Wilma Pearl Mankiller, the first woman Cherokee chief whose image appears on a U.S. quarter coin. Ages 5-8.
Not an Easy Win: A Novel
Chrystal D. Giles, Feb.
Family, forgiveness, and figuring out who you are when you don’t make the rules. Ages 8-10.
A Different Kind of Normal: My Real-Life Completely True Story About Being Unique
Abigail Balfe, out now
The author-illustrator recounts her journey growing up autistic and the challenges of navigating the "normal" world around her. Ages 8-12.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Jannie Ho, out now
Count to twelve with the zodiac animals as they get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year; illustrations introduce each of the animals as they bring special items to the celebration. Ages 0-3.
Love Is all Around
Nikki Shannon Smith, illus. by Ronique Ellis, Dec.
This first book in the Brown Baby Parade series celebrates Black and brown babies and delivers a universal message of love, letting all babies know that they are cherished. Ages 0-3.
Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better
Glenda Armand and Kim Freeman, illus, by Keith Mallet, Jan.
Introduces Augustus Jackson, an African American entrepreneur known as "the father of ice cream." Ages 4-8.
Sun Keep Rising
Kristen R. Lee, Jan.
When rent increases put a teen mother at risk of losing her home, she resorts to a dangerous game to keep her family afloat. Ages 14-17.
Nic Stone, Feb.
A romance between two teens: a certified genius living with a diagnosed mental illness and a politician's son who is running from his own addiction and grief. Ages 14-17.
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim
Patricia Park, Feb.
A multicultural teen struggles to fit into her whitewashed school, her diverse Queens neighborhood, and even her own home as her family reels from the loss of her father. Ages 12-17.
Caste (Adapted for Young Adults)
Isabel Wilkerson, out now
In this YA adaptation, Wilkerson explores the unspoken hierarchies that divide us across lines of race and class. Ages 12-17.
A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School (Adapted for Young Readers)
Carlotta Walls LaNier and Liza Frazier Page, Jan.
LaNier’s 1957 experiences, at the age of fourteen, as one of nine black students who integrated the all-white Little Rock Central High School and became known as the Little Rock Nine. Ages 10-13.
The Sum of Us: How Racism Hurts Everyone (Adapted for Young Readers)
Heather McGhee, Jan.
The New York Times adult bestseller, now adapted for young readers, that examines how racism affects and harms all of us and how we need to face it head-on, together. Ages 10-14.
Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation (Adapted for Young Readers)
Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw, Apr.
An adaptation for young readers of the bestseller celebrating America and the music that shaped it. Ages 8-12.
Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar: The Musical Story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Woman Who Invented Rock and Roll
Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, Feb.
A picture book biography of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the woman who invented rock and roll—a tale of a childhood filled with music, community, and a drive to succeed. Ages 3-7.
Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams
Andrea J. Loney, illus. by Keith Mallett, out now
A picture book biography of an orphaned Black boy who grew up to become the groundbreaking architect to the stars. Ages 4-8.
Give This Book Away
Darren Farrell, illus. by Maya Tatsukawa, out now
What happens––and how you feel––when you give to someone else. And then it asks you to do just that––with the book in your hands! Ages 4-8.
How We Say I Love You
Nicole Chen, illus. by Lenny Wen, Dec.
An Asian American girl shares how her family expresses their love for one another through actions rather than words. Ages 3-7.
Friday I'm in Love
Camryn Garrett, Jan.
It's too late for a Sweet Sixteen, but what if Mahalia had a coming-out party? A love letter to romantic comedies, sweet sixteen blowouts, Black joy, and queer pride. Ages
Everyone Loves Lunchtime but Zia
Jenny Liao, illus. by Dream Chen, Feb.
A Chinese American girl grows to appreciate the traditional dishes her parents prepare for her and finds a way to share her lunch with her classmates. Ages 3-7.
We Are All We Have
Marina Budhos, out now
When a teenage girl’s single mom is taken by ICE, all her hopes and dreams for the future turn to survival. Ages 12-up.
Shay Youngblood, illus. by Lo Harris, out now
A girl basks in the love of her community––which includes not only her mother but the many different women who make up her world. Ages 4-8.
The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music
Roberta Flack, illus. by Hayden Goodman, Jan.
The Grammy Award-winning singer recounts her childhood, and how it all started with a beat-up piano that her father found in a junkyard, repaired, and painted green. Ages 4-8.
RANDOM HOUSE STUDIO
Maybe an Artist: A Graphic Memoir
Liz Montague, out now
A graphic novel memoir from one of the first Black female cartoonists to be published in the New Yorker magazine when she was just 22 years old. Ages 12-up.
Joy Harjo, illus. by Michaela Goade, Mar.
This illustrated version of U.S. Poet Laureate Harjo’s iconic poem invites young readers to pause and reflect on the wonder of the world around them, and to remember the importance of their place in it. Ages 4-8.
RUNNING PRESS KIDS
We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States
Naomi Hirahara, illus. by Illianette Ferandez, out now
An anthology in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, celebrating 30 inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Ages 8-12.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Kelly Yang, Feb.
A girl leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, learns about family, friendship, and the power of being finally seen. Ages 8-12.
I Will Find You Again
Sarah Lyu, Mar.
A girl can’t stop pushing herself to be the best—even after losing her best friend and the love of her life. Ages 14-up.
Brittney Morris, Mar.
A group of working-class teens in Seattle join a dangerous scavenger hunt with a prize that can save their families and community. Ages 12-up.
Once There Was
Kiyash Monsef, Apr.
An Iranian American girl discovers that her father was secretly a veterinarian to magical creatures—and that she must take up his mantle, despite the many dangers. Ages 10-up.
Katie Wingate, Jan.
A girl and her family must start over after losing their home. Ages 9-13.
Daddy Dressed Me
Michael Gardner and Ava Gardner, illus. by Nadia Fisher, Mar.
The real-life creators of the Daddy Dressed Me blog follow a single dad’s sewing journey as he makes clothes to inspire his daughter. Ages 4-8.
Mermaid and Pirate
Tracey Baptiste, illus. by Leisl Adams, Apr.
A mermaid and a pirate build a friendship through kindness, empathy, and shared adventure. Ages 3-7.
My Nest of Silence
Matt Faulkner, out now
The experiences of a Japanese American family during World War II, told in a blend of prose and graphic novel. Ages 10-up.
Stuart Hausmann, Feb.
Sweet, plucky Linus doesn’t fit into the rigid confines of his straitlaced world—and learns that that’s okay. Ages 4-8.
Ramen for Everyone
Patricia Tanumihardja, illus. by Shiho Pate, Mar.
Hiro is worried he’ll never be a real ramen chef, but thanks to his father’s wise advice and his own creativity, Hiro discovers that every person’s perfect bowl of ramen is unique. Ages 4-8.
I Have Something to Tell You (Young Readers Edition)
Chasten Buttigieg, Apr.
The adaptation of the memoir by the husband of the former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town. Ages 12-up.
Plátanos Are Love
Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, illus. by Mariyah Rahman, Apr.
The ways plantains shape Latinx culture, community, and family, told through a girl’s experiences in the kitchen with her abuela. Ages 4-8.
Your Special Voice
Temi Adamolekun, illus. by Keisha Okafor, Dec.
A rhyming board book inspiring young readers to use their own special voice to make a difference in the world. Ages 3-6.
F.T. Lukens, Apr.
Two rival apprentice sorcerers must team up to save their teachers and protect their own magic. Ages 14-up.
You So Black
Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D., illus. by London Ladd, Jan.
A picture book celebration of the richness, nuance, and joy of Blackness, based on Theresa Wilson’s (a.k.a. Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.’s) viral spoken word poem of the same name. Ages 4-8.
Love from Mecca to Medina
S.K. Ali, out now
On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this sequel to Love from A to Z. Ages 14-up.
We're in This Together: A Young Readers Edition of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders
Linda Sarsour, out now
Sarsour shares what it means to find your voice in your youth and use it for the good of others as an adult. Ages 8-12.
The Love Match
Priyanka Taslim, Jan.
A Bangladeshi American teen’s meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as she’s falling in love with someone else. Ages 12-up.
Black Boy, Black Boy
Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, illus. by Ken Daley, out now
Inspires Black boys to imagine all the great things they can do, while celebrating remarkable moments from Black history. Ages 3-7.
Sugar Pie Lullaby: The Soul of Motown in a Song of Love
Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Sawyer Cloud, Feb.
Beloved Motown lyrics and diverse illustrations express the love of a caring adult for their child. Ages 4-8.
The Girl Who Heard the Music: How One Pianist and 85,000 Bottles and Cans Brought New Hope to an Island
Mahani Teave and Marni Fogelson, illus. by Mart Alvarez Miguens, Apr.
The true story of award-winning pianist and environmental activist Mahani Teave and the beloved island she is helping to save. Ages 4-8.
Me and the Family Tree
Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Ashleigh Corrin, out now
A girl reflects on the characteristics she shares with her family, while noticing and appreciating what makes her unique. Ages 0-3.
Cooler than Lemonade
Harshita Jerath, illus. by Chloe Burgett, Mar.
An inspiring story about discovering ideas in unexpected places, never giving up, and finding the perfect recipe for success. Ages 4-8.
Unaccompanied: Stories of Brave Teenagers Seeking Asylum
Tracy White, Mar.
True stories of five brave teens fleeing their home countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guinea, on their own, crossing into the U.S. to find refuge and seek asylum. Ages 16-up.
Laurel van der Linde, illus. by Sawyer Cloud, out now
Six groundbreaking Black ballet dancers who with overcame obstacles and opened doors for all the children who dream of dancing. Ages 5-9.
The Penguin Who Was Cold
Philip Giordano, out now
DEI and LGBTQ+ themes are explored through illustrations and subtle text in an exploration of difference, self-acceptance, and inner strength. Ages 3-6.
Melanie Sue Bowles, out now
A capturing of the adolescent exploration of self, family, and identity when confronted with secrets, cruelty, and racial injustice. Ages 9-13.
Chasing God’s Glory
Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young, illus. by Alyssa De Asis, Apr.
A mother and daughter discover how sunrises, dancing, daffodils, green peppers, kind words, loving hugs, and more are all reminders of God’s glory. Ages 3-7.
Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win
Susan Azim Boyer, out now
A young Iranian American woman navigates her identity, friendship, family, her future, and a budding romance, against life-changing historical events with present-day relevance. Ages 12-18.
Always the Almost
Edward Underhill, Feb.
A trans pianist makes a New Year's resolution on a frozen Wisconsin night to win regionals and win back his ex, but a new boy complicates things. Ages 12-up.
Ander and Santi Were Here
Jonny Garza Villa, Apr.
A nonbinary Mexican American teen falls for the shy new waiter at their family’s taqueria. Ages 14-18.
When Words Have Power
Lisa Chong, illus. by Kaitlin Yang, out now
A boy learns how a word that may seem funny to one person can be hurtful to another. Ages 6-9.