1. The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books

2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, Putnam


3. The Order, Daniel Silva, Harper

4. Hamnet, Maggie O'Farrell, Knopf

5. Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey

6. 28 Summers, Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown

7. Utopia Avenue, David Mitchell, Random House

8. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books

9. Such a Fun Age (An Indies Introduce Title), Kiley Reid, Putnam

10. Sex and Vanity, Kevin Kwan, Doubleday

11. The Guest List, Lucy Foley, Morrow

12. Axiom's End, Lindsay Ellis, St. Martin's

13. The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue, Little, Brown

14. Deacon King Kong, James McBride, Riverhead Books

15. The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf


1. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S

2. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, One World

3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press

4. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson, Crown

5. The Room Where It Happened, John Bolton, S&S

6. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World

7. The Answer Is ...: Reflections on My Life, Alex Trebek, S&S

8. Begin Again, Eddie S. Glaude, Crown

9. Me and White Supremacy, Layla Saad, Sourcebooks

10. I'm Still Here, Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books

11. Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism, Anne Applebaum, Doubleday

12. Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall, Viking

13. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title), Tara Westover, Random House

14. Breath, James Nestor, Riverhead Books

15. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne


1. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead, Anchor

2. Circe, Madeline Miller, Back Bay

3. Normal People, Sally Rooney, Hogarth

4. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng, Penguin

5. The Overstory, Richard Powers, Norton

6. Beach Read, Emily Henry, Berkley

7. This Tender Land, William Kent Krueger, Atria

8. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris, Harper

9. City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books

10. Chances Are ..., Richard Russo, Vintage

11. Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat

12. The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal, Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, et al., First Second

13. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, Penguin

14. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison, Vintage

15. The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn, Morrow


1. White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press

2. So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press

3. Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books

4. The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, New Press

5. The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein, Liveright

6. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin, Vintage

7. Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, One World

8. March: Book One, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions

9. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah, One World

10. The Yellow House, Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press

11. My Grandmother's Hands, Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press

12. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions

13. On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books

14. The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage

15. March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions


1. 1984, George Orwell, Signet

2. Dune, Frank Herbert, Ace

3. The Guardians, John Grisham, Dell

4. The Outsider, Stephen King, Pocket

5. Animal Farm, George Orwell, Signet

6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, Ballantine

7. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcom X, Ballantine

8. Camino Island, John Grisham, Dell

9. Blue Moon, Lee Child, Dell

10. The Couple Next Door, Shari Lapena, Penguin


1. The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper

2. New Kid, Jerry Craft, Harper

3. The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper

4. This Book Is Anti-Racist, Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books

5. When Stars Are Scattered, Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books

6. Guts, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

7. Drama, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

8. Sisters, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

9. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson, Puffin

10. Ghost Boys, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

11. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

12. Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

13. Hatchet, Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

14. Smile, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

15. The Unadoptables, Hana Tooke, Viking Books for Young Readers


1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

2. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray

3. One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press

4. Clap When You Land, Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books

5. A Peculiar Peril, Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

6. The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books

7. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers

8. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika L. Sanchez, Ember

9. One of Us Is Next, Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press

10. A Song Below Water, Bethany C. Morrow, Tor Teen

11. Dear Martin (An Indies Introduce Title), Nic Stone, Ember

12. We Were Liars, E. Lockhart, Ember

13. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson, Delacorte Press

14. Felix Ever After, Kacen Callender, Balzer + Bray

15. You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson, Scholastic Press


1. Antiracist Baby, Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila

2. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper

3. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice, Marianne Celano, et al., Magination Press

4. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, Harper

5. You Matter, Christian Robinson, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

6. The World Needs More Purple People, Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, Daniel Wiseman (Illus.), Random House (BYR)

7. A Is for Activist, Innosanto Nagara, Triangle Square

8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Putnam

9. The Day You Begin, Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books

10. We Will Rock Our Classmates, Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion

11. Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness, Anastasia Higginbotham, Dottir Press

12. The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illus.), Versify

13. Pat the Bunny, Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books

14. Sulwe, Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illus.), Simon & Schuster (BYR)

15. Let's Talk About Race, Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illus.), Harper


1. Dog Man (hardcover), Dav Pilkey, Graphix

2. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback), Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic

3. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback), Suzanne Collins, Scholastic

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), Jeff Kinney, Amulet

5. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

6. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

7. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback), Aaron Blabey, Scholastic

8. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover), Mo Willems, Hyperion

9. Who Was/Is ...? (paperback), Ellen Morgan, et al., Penguin Workshop

10. Click Graphic Novels (hardcover and paperback), Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers