Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora & Raul Colón
Dragonfly BooksPicture Book
Love this picture book about Tomás, the son of migrant workers, who strikes up a friendship with a librarian in rural Iowa. A fun celebration of stories and those who love them.
2015 Diverse Book #6
Time of the Locust by Morowa Yejidé
Atria Books Contemporary Fiction
A beautifully written novel about a single mother raising an autistic child with an uncanny ability to draw places he’s never been. Morowa Yejidé skillfully explores the themes of imprisonment and freedom from many perspectives.
2015 Diverse Book #7
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Amulet Books Graphic Novel
A sweet, humorous graphic novel. Cece is girl navigating friendships, school and family life. She also happens to have severe hearing loss. When Cece feels insecure, she imagines herself as El Deafo, her superhero alter ego.
2015 Diverse Book #8
Thick-Skinned Sugar by LaToya Jordan
Finishing Line Press Poetry
LaToya Jordan’s collection of poems riff on motherhood, scars, loss and the souls of women. Her writing is fiercely honest, poignant and thought-provoking.
2015 Diverse Book #9