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Women of Color Protagonists (Winter 2019)

Enjoy a list of books that brings women of color to the spotlight of these stories.

 
The Jumbies

The Jumbies

By: Tracey Baptiste
ISBN: 9781616204143
 
Rise of the Jumbies

Rise of the Jumbies

By: Tracey Baptiste
ISBN: 9781616206659
 
The Jumbie God’s Revenge

The Jumbie God’s Revenge

By: Tracey Baptiste
ISBN: 9781616208912
 
Running on the Roof of the World

Running on the Roof of the World

By: Jess Butterworth
ISBN: 9781616208196
 
Kaia and the Bees

Kaia and the Bees

By: Maribeth Boelts
Illustrated by:
Angela Dominguez
ISBN: 9781536201055
 
How to Be on the Moon

How to Be on the Moon

By: Viviane Schwarz
Illustrated by:
Viviane Schwarz
ISBN: 9781536205459
 
Begone the Raggedy Witches:

Begone the Raggedy Witches

By: Celine Kiernan
ISBN: 9780763699963
 
Astro Girl

Astro Girl

By: Ken Wilson-Max
Illustrated by:
Ken Wilson-Max
ISBN: 9781536209464
 
Jasmine Green Rescues: A Piglet Called Truffle

Jasmine Green Rescues

By: Helen Peters
Illustrated by:
Ellie Snowdon
ISBN: 9781536210248
 
Freedom Soup

Freedom Soup

By: Tami Charles
Illustrated by:
Jacqueline Alcántara
ISBN: 9780763689773
 
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education

Malala

By: Raphaële Frier
Illustrated by:
Aurélia Fronty
ISBN: 9781580897853
 
Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

Nina

By: Alice Brière-Haquet
Illustrated by:
Bruno Liance
ISBN: 9781580898270
 
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Wangari Maathai

By: Franck Prévot
Illustrated by:
Aurélia Fronty
ISBN: 9781580896269
 
Struttin’ with Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz

Struttin’ with Some Barbecue

By: Patricia Hruby Powell
Illustrated by:
Rachel Himes
ISBN: 9781580897402
 
Like Vanessa

Like Vanessa

By: Tami Charles
ISBN: 9781580898997
 
Becoming Beatriz

Becoming Beatriz

By: Tami Charles
ISBN: 9781580897785
 
This Noble Woman

This Noble Woman

By: Michael Greenburg
ISBN: 9780912777092
 
Double Victory

Double Victory

By: Cheryl Mullenbach
ISBN: 9781613735237
 
The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

By: Peggy Caravantes
ISBN: 9781613738320
 
Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor

Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor

By: Xelena Gonzalez
ISBN: 9781947627253
 
Don’t Say a Word Mamá

Don’t Say a Word Mamá

By: Joe Hayes
ISBN: 9781935955290
 
Pájaro Verde

Pájaro Verde

By: Joe Hayes
ISBN: 9780938317654
 
Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story

Jaya and Rasa

By: Sonia Patel
ISBN: 9781941026861
 
Gabi, A Girl In Pieces

Gabi, A Girl In Pieces

By: Isabel Quintero
ISBN: 9781935955948
 
Under Water

Under Water

By: J.L. Powers
ISBN: 9781941026031
 
Sweet Dreams, Sarah

Sweet Dreams, Sarah

By: Vivian Kirkfield
Illustrated by:
Chris Ewald
ISBN: 9781939547316
 
Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

Beautiful Shades of Brown

By: Nancy Churnin
Illustrated by:
Felicia Marshall
ISBN: 9781939547651
 
The Girl Who Saved Yesterday

The Girl Who Saved Yesterday

By: Julius Lester
Illustrated by:
Carl Angel
ISBN: 9781939547248
 
The Manic Panic

The Manic Panic

By: Richa Jha
Illustrated by:
Mithila Ananth
ISBN: 9781939547439
 
The Absolutely, Positively No Princess Book

The Absolutely, Positively No Princess Book

By: Ian Lendler
Illustrated by:
Deborah Zemke
ISBN: 9781939547514
 
Mommy Sayang

Mommy Sayang

By: Rosana Sullivan
ISBN: 9781368015905
 
Grace Goes to Washington

Grace Goes to Washington

By: Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by:
LeUyen Pham
 
Aru Shah and the Song of Death

Aru Shah and the Song of Death

By: Roshani Chokshi
ISBN: 9781368013840
 
Sanity & Tallulah: Field Trip

Sanity & Tallulah

By: Molly Brooks
ISBN:  9781368023771
 
Race to the Sun

Race to the Sun

By: Rebecca Roanhorse
ISBN: 9781368024662
 
Light at the Bottom of the World

Light at the Bottom of the World

By: London Shah
ISBN: 9781368036887
 
DK Life Stories: Harriet Tubman

DK Life Stories

By: " Kitson Jazynka"
ISBN: 9781465485434
 
DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson

DK Life Stories

By: Joy Wilkins
Illustrated by:
Charlotte Ager
ISBN: 9781465479624
 
The Watcher

The Watcher

By: Nikki Grimes
Illustrated by:
Bryan Collier
ISBN: 9780802854452
 
Four Feet, Two Sandals

Four Feet, Two Sandals

By: Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed
Illustrated by:
Doug Chayka
ISBN: 9780802852960
 
Princess Ka’iulani

Princess Ka’iulani

By: Sharon Linnea
ISBN: 9780802850881
 
Always with You

Always with You

By: Ruth Vander Zee
Illustrated by:
Ronald Himler
ISBN: 9780802852953
 
Come Sunday

Come Sunday

By: Nikki Grimes
Illustrated by:
Michael Bryant
ISBN: 9780802851345
 
The Secret Cat

The Secret Cat

By: Katarina Strömgård
Illustrated by:
Katarina Strömgård
ISBN: 9780802855114
 
Layla’s Happiness

Layla’s Happiness

By: Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
Illustrated by:
Ashleigh Corrin
ISBN: 9781592702886
 
Birdsong

Birdsong

By: Julie Flett
Illustrated by:
Julie Flett
 
Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl

Althea Gibson

By: Megan Reid
Illustrated by:
Laura Freeman
ISBN: 9780062851093
 
It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

It Began With a Page

By: Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by:
Julie Morstad
ISBN: 9780062447623
 
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs

By: Crystal Allen
ISBN: 9780062839404
 
From the Desk of Zoe Washington

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

By: Janae Marks
ISBN: 9780062875853
 
Luna Loves Library Day

Luna Loves Library Day

By: Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by:
Fiona Lumbers
ISBN: 9781610676755
 
Love from Anna Hibiscus!

Love from Anna Hibiscus!

By: Atinuke
Illustrated by:
Lauren Tobia
ISBN: 9781610676809
 
Yara’s Tawari Tree

Yara’s Tawari Tree

By: Yossi Lapid
ISBN: 9780997389951
 
Operation Rescue Dog

Operation Rescue Dog

By: Maria Gianferrari
Illustrated by:
Luisa Uribe
ISBN: 9781499806670
 
Loretta’s Gift

Loretta’s Gift

By: Pat Zietlow Miller
Illustrated by:
Alea Marley
ISBN: 9781499806816
 
Forty Thieves

Forty Thieves

By: Christy Lenzi
ISBN: 9781499809459
 
Mighty Meg #1: Mighty Meg and the Magical Ring

Mighty Meg #1

By: Sammy Griffin
Illustrated by:
Micah Player
ISBN: 9781499808315
 
Midsummer’s Mayhem

Midsummer’s Mayhem

By: Rajani LaRocca
ISBN: 9781499808889
 
Lulu the One and Only

Lulu the One and Only

By: Lynnette Mawhinney
Illustrated by:
Jennie Poh
ISBN: 9781433831591
 
Papa, Daddy, and Riley

Papa, Daddy, and Riley

By: Seamus Kirst
Illustrated by:
Devon Holzwarth
ISBN: 9781433832390
 
Marvelous, Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family

Marvelous, Maravilloso

By: Carrie Lara
Illustrated by:
Christine Battuz
ISBN: 9781433828560
 
Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

By: Aisha Saeed
ISBN: 9780399171703
 
A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

By: Padma Venkatraman
ISBN: 9780147514400
 
Emma & Julia Love Ballet

Emma & Julia Love Ballet

By: Barbara McClintock
Illustrated by:
Barbara McClintock
ISBN: 9780439894012
 
Haphaven

Haphaven

By: Norm Harper
Illustrated by:
Louie Joyce
ISBN: 9781549304118
 
Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride

Fast Enough

By: Joel Christian Gill
Illustrated by:
Joel Christian Gill
ISBN: 9781549303142
 
Superb

Superb

By: David F. Walker, Sheena C. Howard
Illustrated by:
Ray-Anthony Height
ISBN: 9781941302408
 
Princess Princess Ever After

Princess Princess Ever After

By: Katie O'Neill
Illustrated by:
Katie O'Neill
ISBN: 9781620103401
 
Pilu of the Woods

Pilu of the Woods

By: Mai K. Nguyen
Illustrated by:
Mai K. Nguyen
ISBN: 9781620105511
 
Unplugged and Unpopular

Unplugged and Unpopular

By: Mat Heagerty
Illustrated by:
Tintin Pantoja
ISBN: 9781620106693
 
Embrace the Chicken

Embrace the Chicken

By: Mahtab Narsimhan
ISBN: 9781459819733
 
The Girl and the Wolf

The Girl and the Wolf

By: Katherena Vermette
Illustrated by:
Julie Flett
ISBN: 9781926886541
 
Grandmother School

Grandmother School

By: Rina Singh
Illustrated by:
Ellen Rooney
ISBN: 9781459819054
 
Mooncakes

Mooncakes

By: Loretta Seto
Illustrated by:
Renné Benoit
ISBN: 9781459814318
 
One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet

One Earth

By: Anuradha Rao
ISBN: 9781459818866
 
Zoe and the Fawn

Zoe and the Fawn

By: Catherine Jameson
Illustrated by:
Julie Flett
ISBN: 9781926886534
 
The Only Living Girl Volume 1: The Island At The Edge of Infinity

The Only Living Girl Volume 1

By: David Gallaher
Illustrated by:
Steve Ellis
ISBN: 9781545802038
 
Trish Trash: Roller Girl of Mars Omnibus

Trish Trash

By: Jessica Abel
Illustrated by:
Jessica Abel
ISBN: 9781545801666
 
Geeky F@b Five Volume 1: It’s Not Rocket Science

Geeky F@b Five Volume 1

By: Liz and Lucy Lareau
Illustrated by:
Ryan Jampole
ISBN: 9781545801222
 
Geeky F@b Five Volume 2: Mystery of the Missing Monarch

Geeky F@b Five Volume 2

By: Liz and Lucy Lareau
Illustrated by:
Ryan Jampole
ISBN: 9781545801567
 
Geeky F@b Five Volume 3: DOGgone CATastrophe

Geeky F@b Five Volume 3

By: Liz and Lucy Lareau
Illustrated by:
Ryan Jampole
ISBN: 9781545803233
 
Loud House Volume 8: Livin La Casa Loud

Loud House Volume 8

By: The Loud House Creative Team
Illustrated by:
The Loud House Creative Team
ISBN: 9781545803424
 
Bird Count

Bird Count

By: Susan Edwards Richmond
Illustrated by:
Stephanie Fizer Coleman
ISBN: 9781561459544
 
Nina Soni, Former Best Friend

Nina Soni, Former Best Friend

By: Kashmira Sheth
Illustrated by:
Jenn Kocsmiersky
ISBN: 9781682630570
 
Izzy Gizmo

Izzy Gizmo

By: Pip Jones
Illustrated by:
Sara Ogilvie
ISBN: 9781682630211
 
Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

By: Philip Dray
Illustrated by:
Stephen Alcorn
ISBN: 9781561454174
 
King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred

King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred

By: Dori Hillestad Butler
Illustrated by:
Nancy Meyers
ISBN: 9781682630525
 
Child of Spring

Child of Spring

By: Farhana Zia
ISBN: 9781561459049
 
The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star

By: Nicola Yoon
ISBN: 9780553496680
 
Color Me In

Color Me In

By: Natasha Diaz
ISBN: 9780525578239
 
PET

PET

By: Akwaeke Emezi
ISBN: 9780525647072
 
Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

By: Camryn Garrett
ISBN: 9781984829955
 
Spin the Dawn

Spin the Dawn

By: Elizabeth Lim
ISBN: 9780525646990
 
Reach for the Skai

Reach for the Skai

By: Skai Jackson
ISBN: 9781984851543
 
Run the Show Like CEO Oprah Winfrey (Work It Girl)

Run the Show Like CEO Oprah Winfrey (Work It Girl)

By: Caroline Moss
Illustrated by:
Sinem Erkas
ISBN: 9781786037367
 
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

By: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by:
Gee Fan Eng
ISBN: 9781847807830
 
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

By: Lisbeth Kaiser
Illustrated by:
Leire Salaberria
ISBN: 9781847808899
 
Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

By: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by:
Pili Aguado
ISBN: 9781786032270
 
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

By: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by:
Agathe Sorlet
ISBN: 9781786032287
 
Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

By: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by:
Amelia Flower
ISBN: 9781786037510
 
Ghost Squad

Ghost Squad

By: Claribel Ortega
ISBN: 9781338280128
 
Project Middle School (Alyssa Milano’s Hope #1)

Project Middle School (Alyssa Milano’s Hope #1)

By: Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
Illustrated by:
Eric S. Keyes
ISBN: 9781338329407
 
Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963)

Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963)

By: Sharon Robinson
ISBN: 9781338282801
 
Lety Out Loud

Lety Out Loud

By: Angela Cervantes
ISBN: 9781338159349
 
The Love and Lies of Rukshana Ali

The Love and Lies of Rukshana Ali

By: Sabina Khan
ISBN: 9781338227017
 
Keep it Together, Keiko Carter

Keep it Together, Keiko Carter

By: Debbi Michiko Florence
ISBN: 9781338607529
 
Women in Biology

Women in Biology

By: Mary Wissinger
Illustrated by:
Danielle Pioli
ISBN: 9781945779091
 
Women in Chemistry

Women in Chemistry

By: Mary Wissinger
Illustrated by:
Danielle Pioli
ISBN: 9781945779107
 
Women in Physics

Women in Physics

By: Mary Wissinger
Illustrated by:
Danielle Pioli
ISBN: 9781945779145
 
All of Us with Wings

All of Us with Wings

By: Michelle Ruiz Keil
ISBN: 9781641290340
 
Hope Is Our Only Wing

Hope Is Our Only Wing

By: Rutendo Tavengerwei
ISBN: 9781641290722
 
Love, Hate and Other Filters

Love, Hate and Other Filters

By: Samira Ahmed
ISBN: 9781616959999
 
Lorraine

Lorraine

By: Ketch Secor
Illustrated by:
Higgins Bond
ISBN: 9781492616924
 
Dream On, Amber

Dream On, Amber

By: Emma Shevah
Illustrated by:
Helen Crawford-White
ISBN: 9781492622505
 
Shark Lady

Shark Lady

By: Jess Keating
Illustrated by:
Marta Alvarez Miguens
ISBN: 9781492642046
 
Illegal

Illegal

By: Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin
Illustrated by:
Giovanni Rigano
ISBN: 9781492662143
 
Labyrinth Lost

Labyrinth Lost

By: Zoraida Cordova
ISBN: 9781492623168
 
The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch

By: Rin Chupeco
ISBN: 9781492652786
 
Astronaut Annie

Astronaut Annie

By: Suzanne Slade
Illustrated by:
Nicole Tadgell
ISBN: 9780884485230
 
Magnificent Homespun Brown

Magnificent Homespun Brown

By: Samara Cole Doyon
Illustrated by:
Kaylani Juanita
ISBN: 9780884487975
 
Melena’s Jubilee

Melena’s Jubilee

By: Zetta Elliott
Illustrated by:
Aaron Boyd
ISBN: 9780884484431
 
The Good Luck Girls

The Good Luck Girls

By: Charlotte Nicole Davis
ISBN: 9781250299703
 
Everlasting Nora

Everlasting Nora

By: Marie Miranda Cruz
ISBN: 9780765394590
 
Five Midnights

Five Midnights

By: Ann Davila Cardinal
ISBN: 9781250296078
 
A Thousand Fires

A Thousand Fires

By: Shannon Price
ISBN: 9781250296078
 
Pippa’s Night Parade

Pippa’s Night Parade

By: Lisa Robinson
Illustrated by:
Lucy Fleming
ISBN: 9781542093002
 
Juniper Kai: Super Spy

Juniper Kai

By: Laura Gehl
Illustrated by:
Alexandria Neonakis
ISBN: 9781542043328
 
Along the Tapajós

Along the Tapajós

By: Fernando Vilela
Illustrated by:
Fernando Vilela
ISBN: 9781542008686
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