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SCBWI Arizona Curated EI Book List

#Ownvoices or #Livedexperience author or illustrator books recommendations:

 Check out the SCBWI Arizona Curated EI Book List

Picture Books 

– We Are Water Protectors – Author Carole Lindstrom, Illustrator Michaela Goade, published by Roaring Brook Press, 2020

– Just Like Me – Author & Illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton, published by Penguin Random House, 2020

– A New Kind of Wild – Author & Illustrator Zara Gonzalez Hoang, Zara Gonzalez Hoang, published by Penguin  Random House, 2020

– Lillybelle, A Damsel Not in Distress – Author Joana Pastro, Illustrator Jhon Ortiz, published by Boyds Mills & Kane, 2020

– Bling Blaine – Author Rob Sanders Illustrator Letizia Rizzo, published by Sterling Publishing, 2020

– Two Bicycles in Beijing – Author Teresa Robeson, Illustrator Junyi Wu, published by Albert Whitman, 2020

– Speak Up – Author Miranda Paul Illustrator Ebony Glenn, published by HMH, 2020

– You Matter – Author & Illustrator Christian Robinson, published by Simon & Schuster, 2020

– Lift – Author Minh Le, Illustrator Dan Santat, published by Little Brown and Company, 2020

– Grandpa Grumps – Author Katrina Moore, Illustrator Xindi Yan, published by Simon & Schuster, 2020

– Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History – Author & Illustrator Vashti Harrison, published by Little Brown and Company, 2019

– Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History – Author & Illustrator Vashti Harrison, published by Little Brown and Company, 2017

– The Arrival – Author & Illustrator Shaun Tan, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, 2007 [wordless book for ages 12 and up]

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom – Author  Teresa Robeson, Illustrator Rebecca Huang, published by Sterling Sterling Children’s Books, 2019

– All Because You Matter – Author Tami Charles, Illustrator Bryan Collier, published by Orchard Books, 2020

– Ohana Means Family – Author by Ilima Loomis, Illustrator Kenard Pak, published by Neal Porter Books, 2020

– Your Name is a Song – Author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Illustrator Luisa Uribe, published by The Innovation Press, 2020

The Undefeated – Author Kwame Alexander, Illustrator Kadir Nelson, published by Versify, 2019

The Day you Begin – Author Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrator Rafael Lopez, published by Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read – Author Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Illustrator Oge, Mora published by Schwartz & Wade, 2020

Dancing Hands – Author Margarita Engle, Illustrator Rafael Lopez, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2019

Dreamers – Author & Illustrator Yuyi Morales, published by Neal Porter Books, 2018

Thank you Omu! – Author & Illustrator Oge Mora published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre – Author Anika Aldamuy Denise, Illustrator Paola Escobar published by HarperCollins, 2019

A Map into the World – Author Kao Kalia Yang, Illustrator Seo Kim published by Carolrhoda Books, 2019

Stonewall: A Building, An Uprising, A Revolution – Author Rob Sanders, Illustrator Jamey Christoph, published by Random House Books for Young Readers, 2019

– Alma and how she got her name – Author& Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal, published by Candlewick Press, 2019

– A Different Pond – Author Bao Phi, Illustrator Thi Bui, published by Capstone Young Readers, 2017

Middle-Grade Books 

– Efren Divided – Author Ernesto Cisneros, published by HarperCollins, 2020

– Midsummer’s Mayhem – Author  Rajani LaRocca, published by Simon & Schuster, 2019

– Other Words for Home – Author Jasmine Warga, published by HarperCollins, 2019

– The Serpent’s Secret – Author Sayantani DasGupta, published by Scholastic, 2018

– The Red Pencil – Author Andrea Pinkney Davis, Illustrator Shane W. Evans, published by Little, Brown and Company, 2014

– The Last Last-Day-of-Summer – Author Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola, published by HMH, 2019

– The Jumbies  – Author Tracey Baptiste, published by Scholastic, 2015

– Guts – Author Raina Telgemeier, published by Scholastic, 2019

A Long Walk To Water – Based on a true story by Linda Sue Park, published by HMH Books for Young Readers, 2011

Merci Suarez Changes Gears – Author Meg Medina, published by Candlewick, 2019

Young Adult Books

– The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind – Author Meg Medina, published by Penguin Random House, 2013

– Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass – Author Meg Medina, published by Penguin Random House, 2014

– This Book is Not Yet Rated – Author Peter Bognanni, published by Penguin Random House, 2019

– The Bone Witch – Author Rin Chupeco, published by Sourcebooks, 2018

– Beasts Made of Night – Author Tochi Onyebuchi, published by Penguin Random House, 2017

– Cicada -Author Shaun Tan, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, 2019

– The Lines We Cross – Author Randa Abdel-Fattah, published by Scholastic, 2017


Last Updated: December 14, 2020