Cuthew, Lucy. Blood Moon. 2020. 391p. Walker Books, $18.99 (9781536215038). Gr. 9-12.
Frankie’s first sexual experience where she also had her period goes viral as a meme, and what follows is a painful experience with cyberbullying and slut shaming.
Lee, Julie. Brother’s Keeper. 2020. 314p. Holiday House, $17.99 (9780823444946 ). Gr. 3-7.
Sora attempts to lead her brother to safety as they journey from North to South Korea by foot.
Krischer, Hayley. Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf. 2020. 328p. Razorbill, $18.99 (9780593114117). Gr. 9-12.
Ali Greenleaf is raped by a popular soccer player who she always had a crush on, and Blythe Jensen attempts to befriend her to assuage Ali’s concerns over her sexual assault.
Grimes, Nikki. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice. Illus. by Laura Freeman. 2020. 40p. Simon and Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781534462670). Gr. K-3.
Kamala Harris’s early life and family shaped her life’s work as an advocate and politician who was one of the first to accomplish a great deal.
Lee, Lyla. Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business. Illus. by Dung Ho. 2020. 96p. Simon and Schuster/Aladdin, $16.99 (9781534440098). Gr. 1-3.
Mindy Kim struggles to fit in at her new school and finds that trading – or even selling – her delicious seaweed snacks can help.
Khan-Cullors, Patrisse & bandele, asha. When They Call You a Terrorist: Young Adult Edition. 2020. 272p. Macmillan/Wednesday Books $18.99 (9781250194985). Gr. 9-12.
Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors shares her life stories that have influenced and built the international movement that was begun by three Black women.
Medina, Meg. Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away. Illus. by Sonia Sanchez. 2020. 32p. Candlewick, $17.99 (9781536207040). Gr. K-3.
Evelyn and Daniela are best friends and neighbors, but Evelyn’s family is moving away. Despite the distance, their friendship remains special.
Pinkney, Jerry. The Little Mermaid. 2020. 48p. Little, Brown, $18.99 (9780316440318). PreS-Gr. 3.
In this re-telling of Hans Christian Anderson’s story, a little mermaid trades her voice for legs and makes an important friend.
Jackson, Tiffany D. Grown. 2020. 384p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99 (9780062840356). Gr. 9-up.
Enchanted Jones is accused of murdering the famous R&B star with whom she was entangled with.
Keller, Tae. When You Trap a Tiger. 2020. 304p. Random House Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781524715700). Gr. 4-7.
Lily bargains with a tiger to save her grandmother while discovering more about herself along the way.