34 Standout Titles, Including Books in Translation and the Latest by Malinda Lo & Aida Salazar | Starred Reviews, November 2022

A picture book by Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez, a second starred transitional reader for Melissa Iwai, and four DVDs are some of November's starred reviews.

Hold Them Close: A Love Letter to Black Children (Thompkins-Bigelow), ©2022 by Patrick Dougher


Books in Translation

Alemagna, Beatrice. You Can’t Kill Snow White. tr. from French by Karin Snelson & Emilie Robert Wong. Enchanted Lion/Unruly.

Mancillas, Mónica. Mariana and Her Familia. illus. by Erika Meza. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 

Montañés, Mónica. Different: A Story of the Spanish Civil War. tr. from Spanish by Lawrence Schimel. illus. by Eva Sánchez Gómez. Eerdmans. 


Picture Books

Bowers, Lydia. We Can Say No. illus. by Isabel Muñoz. Free Spirit. 

Ericson, Nora. Too Early. illus. by Elly MacKay. Abrams. 

Fallon, Jimmy & Jennifer Lopez. Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure. illus. by Andrea Campos. Feiwel & Friends. 

Lacika, Jenny. ¡Essie! ¿Otra vez?/Again, ­Essie? illus. by Teresa Martinez. Charlesbridge. 

Stein, Joshua David & Augustus Heeren Stein. The Catalogue of Hugs. illus. by Elizabeth Lilly. Penguin Workshop/Rise X. 

Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah. Hold Them Close: A Love Letter to Black Children. illus. by Patrick Dougher. HarperCollins. 

Tonatiuh, Duncan. A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters. Abrams. 

Winston, Sam. One and Everything. Candlewick Studio. 


Transitional Books

Iwai, Melissa. Gigi and Ojiji: What’s in a Name? HarperCollins. 

Plohl, Igor. Happy Again. illus. by Urška Stropnik Šonc. Holiday House. 


Middle Grade

Moore, David Barclay. Holler of the Fireflies. Knopf. 

Salazar, Aida. A Seed in the Sun. Dial. 



Davis, Dana L. Somebody That I Used to Know. Amazon/Skyscape. 

Hammonds, Jas. We Deserve Monuments. Roaring Brook. 

Lo, Malinda. A Scatter of Light. Dutton. 


Graphic Novels

Emberley, Michael. I Did It! Holiday House. 

Guojing. The Flamingo. Random House Studio.

Miyazaki, Hayao. Shuna’s Journey. tr. from Japanese by Alex Dudok de Wit. First Second. 



Carrillo, Nereida. Fake Over. tr. from Catalan to Spanish by Blanca Gago. illus. by Alberto Montt. Editorial Flamboyant. 

Catarevas, Eve Nadel. Wonderful Hair: The Beauty of Annie Malone. illus. by Felicia Marshall. Creston. 

Hood, Susan. Brothers in Arms: A True World War II Story of Wojtek the Bear and the Soldiers Who Loved Him. illus. by Jamie Green. HarperCollins.

Walker, Sally M. Underground Fire: Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage in the Cherry Mine Disaster. Candlewick. 


Professional Reading

Armstrong, Maria & others. Equity in the Classroom: What It Looks Like and How to Achieve It. Scholastic. 

Bratt, Jessica Anne. Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes. ALA Editions. 

Dahlen, Sarah Park & Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, eds. Harry Potter and the Other: Race, Justice, and Difference in the Wizarding World. University Press of Mississippi. 

Madigan, Maura. Project-Based Learning for Elementary Grades. ALA Editions. 

Schu, John. The Gift of Story: Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life. Stenhouse. 



The Grey Area. Good Docs. 2021. 

Meat the Future. Bullfrog Films. 2022. 

Watercress. Weston Woods. 2021. 

The Wikipedia Promise. Video Project. 2021. 

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