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Best Middle-Grade Nonfiction of 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    VOICES OF THE PEOPLE

    DEC. 21, 2022

CHILDREN'S

VOICES OF THE PEOPLE

by Joseph Bruchac

A brilliant integration of Indigenous American art and history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    PRIDE

    APRIL 19, 2022

CHILDREN'S

PRIDE

by Stella Caldwell

The pride of any bookshelf, this is a delightful introduction to LGBTQ+ history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CELIA CRUZ

    SEPT. 6, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE HANMOJI HANDBOOK

    AUG. 30, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE HANMOJI HANDBOOK

by Jason Li , An Xiao Mina & Jennifer 8. Lee

Clever, complex, yet concise and fun: This guide promises to engage language learners and curious readers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SEEN AND UNSEEN

    OCT. 25, 2022

CHILDREN'S

SEEN AND UNSEEN

by Elizabeth Partridge ; illustrated by Lauren Tamaki

A bold combination of art, media, and records create a compelling read. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE REAL DADA MOTHER GOOSE

    OCT. 5, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE REAL DADA MOTHER GOOSE

by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Julia Rothman

Stand aside, fractured fairy tales; neoist nursery rhymes are the new name of the game. Creativity incarnate. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HOW TO BUILD A HUMAN

    APRIL 12, 2022

CHILDREN'S

HOW TO BUILD A HUMAN

by Pamela S. Turner ; illustrated by John Gurche

Glints of fun light up a rock-solid dig into our Stone Age ancestry. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    STAR CHILD

    JAN. 25, 2022

CHILDREN'S

STAR CHILD

by Ibi Zoboi

An inspiring look at the formative years and work of a literary giant that’s sure to capture young readers’ attention. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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