In this celebration of Black Girl Magic, a young girl finds confidence and excitement in the versatility of her natural hair and the way her different hairstyles reflect the natural world.My Magic Wand written by Pat Mora, illustrated by Amber Alvarez Publication date: September 2021
From bestselling Latina author Pat Mora comes a collection of poems celebrating a young child’s growth and everyday experiences throughout the seasons of a year.Black Was the Ink written by Michelle Coles, illustrated by Justin Johnson Publication date: October 2021
Through the help of a ghostly ancestor, sixteen-year-old Malcolm is sent on a journey through Reconstruction-era America to find his place in modern-day Black progress.Thirty Talks Weird Love written by Alessandra Narváez Varela Publication date: October 2021
A 13-year-old girl growing up in Mexico is visited by her 30-year-old future self in this powerful YA novel in verse about handling depression.Nibi’s Water Song written by Sunshine Tenasco, illustrated by Chief Lady Bird Publication date: October 2021
This bright and vivacious book from two Native creators celebrates the energy, moxie, and determination of water activists of all ages.The Shadow Prince written by David Anthony Durham Publication date: October 2021
In this middle grade solarpunk novel set in an alternate Egyptian universe, twelve-year-old Ash must compete and survive to become the shadow–and protector–of the prince.The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera #1) written by David Bowles and Raúl the Third, illustrated by Stacey Robinson and Damian Duffy Publication: October 2021
Discover a graphic novel unlike any other–a brilliant steampunk reimagining of Frankenstein set in colonial Mexico.Miosotis Flores Never Forgets written by Hilda Eunice Burgos Publication date: October 2021
Perfect for fans of Meg Medina and Barbara O’Connor, this heartfelt novel about family, pets, and other things we hold close is one that you’ll never forget.Want to share with friends, librarians, and educators? You can find our shareable 2021 Preview sheet here! You can also request review copies here on Edelweiss.
What are your most anticipated reads for 2021?