Starred Review

!Essie! ?Otra Vez?

by Jenny Lacika

Age 3 or older

Community: Mexican/Mexican American

¡Ay, Mija!: My Bilingual Summer in Mexico

by Christine Suggs

Age 12 or older

Community: Mexican/Mexican American

6,000 Miles to Freedom: Two Boys and Their Flight from the Taliban

by Stephane Marchetti

Age 16 or older

Community: Afghan/Afghan American

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

by Grace Lin

Age 04 or older

Community: Chinese/Chinese American, Taiwanese/Taiwanese American

A Bit of Earth

by Karuna Riazi

Age 08 or older

Community: Pakistani/Pakistani American

A Boy Named Isamu

by James Yang

Age 03 or older

Community: Japanese/Japanese American

A Crown for Corina

by Laekan Zea Kemp

Age 04 or older

Community: Mexican/Mexican American

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

by Laura Taylor Namey

Age 12 or older

Community: Cuban/Cuban American

A Different Pond

by Bao Phi

Age 07 or older

Community: Vietnamese/Vietnamese American

A Duet for Home

by Karina Yan Glaser

Age 08 or older

Community: Chinese/Chinese American

A Feast for Joseph

by Terry Farish

Age 05 and older

Community: Sudanese/Sudanese American

A First Time for Everything

by Dan Santat

Age 10 or older

Community: Thai/Thai American

A Girl’s Guide to Love and Magic

by Debbie Rigaud

Age 12 or older

Community: Haitian/Haitian American

A Good Trade

by Alma Fullerton

Age 04 or older

Community: Ugandan/Ugandan American

A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk

by Jan Coates

Age 12 or older

Community: Sudanese/Sudanese American

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

by Atia Abawi

Age 14 or older

Community: Syrian/Syrian American

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

by Ishmael Beah

Age 16 or older

Community: Sierra Leonean/Sierra Leonean American

A Map into the World

by Kao Kalia Yang

Age 05 or older

Community: Hmong/Hmong American

A Match Made in Mehendi

by Nandini Bajpai

Age 12 or older

Community: Indian/Indian American

A Piece of Home

by Jeri Watts

Age 06 or older

Community: Korean/Korean American

A Sky of Paper Stars

by Susie Yi

Age 08 or older

Community: Korean/Korean American

A Sky-Blue Bench

by Bahram Rahman

Age 04 or older

Community: Afghan/Afghan American

A Song of Frutas

by Margarita Engle

Age 04 or older

Community: Cuban/Cuban American

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

by Tahereh Mafi

Age 13 or older

Community: Iranian/Iranian American, Muslim/Muslim American

Abdul’s Story

by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Age 04 or older

Community: Muslim/Muslim American, Unspecified

Abuela, Don’t Forget Me

by Rex Ogle

Age 13 or older

Community: Unspecified (Hispanic/Latinx/Latine)

Abuela’s Super Capa

by Ana Siqueira

Age 4 or older

Community: Unspecified (Hispanic/Latinx/Latine)

Abuelita and Me

by Leonarda Carranza

Age 04 or older

Community: Salvadoran/Salvadoran American, Unspecified (Hispanic/Latinx/Latine)

Abuelita y yo

by Leonarda Carranza

Age 04 or older

Community: Salvadoran/Salvadoran American, Unspecified (Hispanic/Latinx/Latine)

After the Last Border

by Jessica Goudeau

Age 16 or older

Community: Burmese/Myanmarese, Burmese/Myanmarese American, Muslim/Muslim American, Syrian/Syrian American

After the Rain

by Nnedi Okorafor

Age 14 or older

Community: Nigerian/Nigerian American

Afterparties: Stories

by Anthony Veasna So

Age 15 or older

Community: Cambodian/Cambodian American