2016 Titles

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Picture Books

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (Arthur Levine Books)

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton (Arthur A. Levine Books)

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Firebird by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat, illustrated by Leslie Straub (Dial Books for Young Readers)

Ballet for Martha: The Making of Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca (Neal Porter Books)

Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Frank Morrison (Lee & Low Books)

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Candlewick Press)

Chapter Books

Fly Away  by Patricia MacLachlan  (McElderry Books)

Middle Grade

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)

The Perfect Place by Teresa Harris (Clarion Books)

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books)

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano (Random House)

The Glass Sentence (Book One: The Mapmaker’s Trilogy) by S.E. Grove (Viking Penguin)

Sage Carrington: Eighth Grade Science Sleuth by Justin Scott Parr (Gum Shoe Press)

Young Adult

Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt)

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano (Scholastic Press)

Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (Candlewick Press)

This Side of Home by Renée Watson (Bloomsbury Books)