August 2018 Starred Reviews

As noted in my last post, the National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature has been announced! A few of them haven’t even been released yet, but all except for A Very Large Expanse of Sea (due out October 16) can be found on the list below. I suspect once reviews start coming in for A Very Large Expanse of Sea, that will also show up on the spreadsheet and probably the three stars or more list. For now I’ve made a note next to each longlist title; I’ll remove that note when I update for September.  Next step will be the shortlist announcement on October 10, but first will come the Kirkus Prize Finalists announcement on Tuesday, September 25.

August 2018 stars tally:

  • 987 books published in 2018 have been awarded 1521 starred reviews as of the end of July.  2 books have 6 starred reviews; 15 books have 5 starred reviews, 25 books have 4 starred reviews, 97 books have 3 starred reviews, 195 books have 2 starred reviews, 653 books have 1 starred review.
  • 2 books have been added with 4 stars and 17 books have been added with 3 stars

As I was looking at these numbers, I started wondering how it compared to other years. Since I now have monthly data for three years, I made a chart:Chart showing August tally of starred reviews over three yearsMostly the numbers are holding steady this year, except for 4 starred reviews where this year is a little low (25 compared to 44 and 40 in previous years) and 1 starred reviews which have seen a significant increase (653 compared to 548 and 513). Hopefully once the 2018 titles are mostly recorded, I’ll be able to take a look and see how the yearly numbers compare!

For now, let’s move on to the lists of titles with three starred reviews or more!

6 starred reviews:  2 books

baby monkey private eye book coverdread nation book cover

5 starred reviews:  15 books

a big mooncake for little star book coverboots on the ground book coverbrazen book covercardboard kingdom coverthe funeral book coverdrawn together book coverthe girl who drew butterflies book coverthe hazel wood book coverhello lighthouse book coverthe journey of little charlie book coverjulian is a mermaid book covermartin rising book coverpicture us in the light book coverspooked! book coverthunderhead book cover

4 starred reviews: 25 books – 2 books are entirely new: And the Ocean Was Our Sky and Sadie; 2 books move up from the three star list: Harbor Me and Merci Suárez Changes Gears

americanized book coverand the ocean was our sky book coverbe prepared book coverbetween the lines book coverchasing king's killer book coverchildren of blood and bone book coverendling the last book coverfront desk coverharbor me book coveri got it book coverimagine book coverlove book coverMerci Suárez Changes Gears book coverocean meets sky book coverotis and will coverparker inheritance book coverpie is for sharing book coverthe place between breaths book coverpoet x book coverthe prince and the dressmaker book coverrebound coversadie book coverspeak the graphic novel book coverthey say blue book coverwhale in a fishbowl cover

3 starred reviews: 97 books – 17 new titles: American Road TripThe Assassination of Brangwain SpurgeCheck, Please!: #HockeyThe Day You BeginDryFinding LangstonThe Good DemonHey, KiddoThe House in Poplar WoodKnights vs. DinosaursLouisiana’s Way HomeSea PrayerThe Stuff of StarsSummer Bird BlueSweepThank You, Omu!; and We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices;

after the shot drops book coverall of this is true book coverall that I can fix book coveralma and how she got her name book coveramal unbound book coveramerican panda book coveramerican road trip book coverthe apocalypse of elena mendoza book coveraru shah and the end of time book coverThe assassination of brangwain spurge book coverastonishing color of after book coverbetty before x book coverblood water paint coverblue book coverblue rider book coverbob book coverbook of boy book coverthe book of pearl book coverburied beneath the baobab tree book coverbusy creatures day eatingcamp panda book coverCheck, Please!: #Hockey book coverthe cruel prince book coverThe Day You Begin book coverdinosaur expert book coverDry book coverevery month is a new year coverfacing frederick book coverthe faithful spy book coverthe field book coverFinding Langston book coverfrom twinkle with love covergame changers book covergeraldine coverghost boys book coverThe Good Demon book covergood rosie book covergrace for gus book coverthe great dictionary caper book covera heart in a body in the world book coverhello hello book coverHey, Kiddo book coverThe House in Poplar Wood book covera house that once was book coverhurricane child book coverthe hyena scientist book coverI walk with Vanessa book coverillegal book coverin the past coverislandborn book coverivy aberdeen's letter to the world book coverjoan procter, dragon doctor book coverKnights vs. Dinosaurs book covera lady has the floor book covera land of permanent goodbyes book coverlibba: the magnificent life of elizabeth cotten book coverlife inside my mind book covera lite too bright coverllamaphonesLouisiana's Way Home book coverlove hate and other filters book coverthe miscalculations of lightning girl covermonday's not coming book covera most unusual day book covermy plain jane covernew shoes book coverthe night diary book coveron the other side of the garden book coverthe other ducks coverout of left field coverpetra book coverproud book coverrodent rascals book coverthe rough patch book covera round of robins book coversaving winslow book coverSea Prayer book coversecret sisters of the salty sea book coverstone for sascha coverThe Stuff of Stars book coverSummer Bird Blue book coverSweep book covertale of angelino brown book covertess of the road book coverThank You, Omu! book coverthousand beginnings and endings book coverthe triumphant tale of the house sparrow book coverthe truth as told by mason buttle book coververnon is on his way book covervotes for women book coverThe war outside book coverWe Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices book coverwe'll fly away coverwhat I leave behind book coverwhat the night sings book coverwhere the watermelons grow book coveryou go first cover

6 starred reviews (2 titles):
Baby Monkey, Private Eye. Brian Selznick and David Serlin, illus. by Brian Selznick. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 9781338180619. B, BCCB, HB, K, PW, SLJ.
Dread Nation. Justina Ireland. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 9780062570604. B, BCCB, HB, K, PW, SLJ.

5 starred reviews (15 titles):
A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Grace Lin. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316404488. BCCB, HB, K, PW, SLJ.
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam.
 Elizabeth Partridge. Penguin Random House/Viking. 9780670785063. B, BCCB, HB, K, PW. – NBA Longlist
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World. Pénélope Bagieu. Macmillan/First Second. 9781626728691. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
 The Cardboard Kingdom. Chad Sell, et al. Penguin Random House/Knopf. 9781524719371. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
Drawn Together. Minh Lê, illus. Dan Santat. Disney-Hyperion. 9781484767603. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
The Funeral. Matt James. Groundwood. 9781554989089. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science. Joyce Sidman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544717138. B, HB, K, PW, SLJ.
The Hazel Wood. Melissa Albert, illus. Jim Tierney. Macmillan/Flatiron. 9781250147905. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
Hello Lighthouse. Sophie Blackall. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316362382. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
The Journey of Little Charlie. Christopher Paul Curtis. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 9780545156660. BCCB, HB, K, PW, SLJ. – NBA Longlist
Julián Is a Mermaid. Jessica Love. Candlewick. 9780763690458. BCCB, HB, K, PW, SLJ.
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King. Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 9780545702539. B, HB, K, PW, SLJ.
Picture Us in the Light. Kelly Loy Gilbert. Disney-Hyperion. 9781484726020. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
Spooked! How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America. Gail Jarrow. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek. 9781629797762. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.
Thunderhead. Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster. 9781442472457. B, BCCB, K, PW, SLJ.

4 starred reviews (25 titles):
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card. Sara Saedi. Penguin Random House/Knopf. 9781524717797. B, BCCB, K, SLJ.
*NEW* And the Ocean Was Our Sky. Patrick Ness, illus. by Rovina Cai. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 9780062860729. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Be Prepared. Vera Brosgol. Macmillan/First Second. 9781626724457. B, HB, PW, SLJ.
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went From the Football Field to the Art Gallery. Sandra Neil Wallace, illus. by Bryan Collier. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman. 9781481443876. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin.
 James L. Swanson. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 9780545723336. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Children of Blood and Bone. Tomi Adeyemi. Macmillan/Henry Holt. 9781250170972. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Endling: The Last. Katherine Applegate, illus. by Tony Piedra. HarperCollins/Harper. 9780062335524. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Front Desk. Kelly Yang. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. 9781338157796. B, BCCB, K, SLJ.
Harbor Me. Jacqueline Woodson. Penguin Random House/Nancy Paulsen. 9780399252525. B, K, PW, SLJ.
I Got It! David Wiesner. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion. 9780544309029. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Imagine! Raúl Colón. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman. 9781481462730. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Love. Matt de la Peña, illus. by Loren Long. Penguin Random House/Putnam. 9781524740917. HB, K, PW, SLJ.
Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Meg Medina. Candlewick. 9780763690496. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Ocean Meets Sky. Terry and Eric Fan. Simon & Schuster. 9781481470377. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere. Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Katherine Roy. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316393829. BCCB, HB, PW, SLJ.
The Parker Inheritance. Varian Johnson. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. 9781481470377. B, BCCB, PW, SLJ.
Pie is for Sharing. Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illus. by Jason Chin. Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. 9781626725621. B, BCCB, HB, K.
The Place Between Breaths. An Na. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy. 9781481422253. B, K, PW, SLJ.
The Poet X. Elizabeth Acevedo. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 9780062662804. HB, K, PW, SLJ. – NBA Longlist
The Prince and the Dressmaker. Jen Wang. Macmillan/First Second. 9781626723634. B, HB, PW, SLJ.
Rebound. Kwame Alexander, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544868137. B, HB, K, SLJ.
*NEW* Sadie. Courtney Summers. Macmillan/St. Martin’s/Wednesday Books. 9781250105714. B, K, PW, SLJ.
Speak: The Graphic Novel. Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Emily Carroll. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 9780374300289. B, HB, K, SLJ.
They Say Blue. Jillian Tamaki. Abrams. 9781419728518. B, HB, PW, SLJ.
Whale in a Fishbowl. Troy Howell, illus. by Richard Jones. Penguin Random House/Schwartz & Wade. 9781524715182. B, BCCB, K, PW.

3 starred reviews (97 titles):
After the Shot Drops. Randy Ribay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781328702272. K, PW, SLJ.
All of This Is True. Lygia Day Peñaflor. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 9780062673657. BCCB, K, SLJ.
All That I Can Fix. Crystal Chan. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781534408883. BCCB, K, SLJ.
Alma and How She Got Her Name. Juana Martinez-Neal. Candlewick. 9780763693558. B, PW, SLJ.
Amal Unbound. Aisha Saeed. Penguin Random House/Nancy Paulsen. 9780399544682. K, PW, SLJ.
American Panda. Gloria Chao. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481499101. B, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* American Road Trip. Patrick Flores-Scott. Macmillan/Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano. 9781627797412. B, PW, SLJ.
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza. Shaun David Hutchinson. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481498548. B, PW, SLJ.
Aru Shah and the End of Time. Roshani Chokshi. Disney-Hyperion/Rick Riordan Presents. 9781368012355. K, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge. M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, illus. by Eugene Yelchin. Candlewick. 9780763698225. B, K, PW. – NBA Longlist
The Astonishing Color of After. Emily X.R. Pan. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316463997. B, PW, SLJ.
Betty Before X. Ilyasah Shabazz with Renée Watson. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 9780374306106. K, PW, SLJ.
Blood Water Paint. Joy McCullough. Penguin Random House/Dutton. 9780735232112. B, PW, SLJ. – NBA Longlist
Blue. Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. 9781626720664. B, K, SLJ.
Blue Rider. Geraldo Valério. Groundwood. 9781554989812. HB, K, PW.
Bob. Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, illus. by Nicholas Gannon. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. 9781250166623. B, PW, SLJ.
The Book of Boy. Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illus. by Ian Schoenherr. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062686206. B, HB, K.
The Book of Pearl. Timothée de Fombelle. Candlewick. 9780763691264. B, BCCB, K.
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree.Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 9780062696724. B, K, PW.
A Busy Creature’s Day Eating: An Alphabetical Smorgasbord. Mo Willems. Disney-Hyperion. 9781368013529. B, PW, SLJ.
Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild. Catherine Thimmesh. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544818910. B, K, SLJ.
*NEW* Check, Please!: #Hockey. Ngozi Uzaku. Macmillan/First Second. 9781250177964. B, K, SLJ.
The Cruel Prince. Holly Black. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316310277. B, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* The Day You Begin. Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael López. Penguin Random House/Nancy Paulsen. 9780399246531. K, PW, SLJ.
The Dinosaur Expert. Margaret McNamara, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Pengin Random House/Schwartz & Wade. 9780553511437. B, K, SLJ.
*NEW* Dry. Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. Simon & Schuster. 9781481481960. B, K, PW.
Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World. Marilyn Singer, illus. by Susan L. Roth. Lee & Low. 9781620141625. B, K, PW.
Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man. Tonya Bolden. Abrams/Amulet. 9781419725463. B, K, SLJ.
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler. John Hendrix. Abrams/Amulet. 9781419728389. B, K, SLJ.
The Field. Baptiste Paul, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara. NorthSouth. 9780735843127. B, HB, K.
*NEW* Finding Langston. Lesa Cline-Ransome. Holiday House. 9780823439607. B, K, SLJ.
From Twinkle, With Love. Sandhya Menon. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481495400. B, K, SLJ.
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams. Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman. 9781481476843. B, HB, SLJ.
Geraldine. Elizabeth Lilly. Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. 9781626723597. K, PW, SLJ.
Ghost Boys. Jewell Parker Rhodes. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316262286. B, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* The Good Demon. Jimmy Cajoleas, illus. by Michael Hoeweler. Abrams/Amulet. 9781419731273. B, K, PW.
Good Rosie! Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Harry Bliss. Candlewick. 9780763689797. K, PW, SLJ.
Grace for Gus. Harry Bliss. Harpercollins/Katherine Tegen. 9780062644107. HB, K, PW.
The Great Dictionary Caper. Judy Sierra, illus. by Eric Comstock. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman. 9781481480048. B, K, PW.
A Heart in a Body in the World. Deb Caletti. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink. 9781481415200. B, K, PW.
Hello Hello. Brendan Wenzel. Chronicle. 9781452150147. B, K, PW.
*NEW* Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction. Jarret J. Krosoczka. Scholastic/Graphix. 9780545902472. K, PW, SLJ. – NBA Longlist
*NEW* The House in Poplar Wood. K. E. Ormsbee. Chronicle. 9781452149868. K, PW, SLJ.
A House That Once Was. Julie Fogliano, illus. by Lane Smith. Macmillan/Roaring Brook. 9781626723146. B, K, SLJ.
Hurricane Child. Kheryn Callender. Scholastic. 9781338129304. B, K, SLJ.
The Hyena Scientist. Sy Montgomery, photog. by Nic Bishop. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544635111. B, BCCB, K.
I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness. Kerascoët. Penguin Random House/Schwartz & Wade. 9781524769550. K, PW, SLJ.
Illegal. Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. 9781492662143. B, K, PW.
In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More than 500 Million Years. David Elliott, illus. by Matthew Trueman. Candlewick. 9780763660734. B, K, SLJ.
Islandborn/Lola. Junot Díaz, illus. by Leo Espinosa. Penguin Random House/Dial. 9780735229860. B, PW, SLJ.
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World. Ashley Herring Blake. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316515467. K, PW, SLJ.
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles. Patricia Valdez, illus. by Felicita Sala. Penguin Random House/Knopf. 9780399557255. B, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* Knights vs. Dragons. Matt Phelan. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062686237. K, PW, SLJ.
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights. Kate Hannigan, illus. by Alison Jay. Boyds Mill/Calkins Creek. 9781629794532. B, K, PW.
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. Atia Abawi. Penguin Random House/Philomel. 9780399546839. K, PW, SLJ.
Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten. Laura Veirs, illus. by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Chronicle. 9781452148571. K, PW, SLJ.
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles. Jessica Burkhart, ed. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481494649. B, PW, SLJ.
A Lite Too Bright. Samuel Miller. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 9780062662002. B, K, SLJ.
LlamaPhones. Janik Coat. Abrams/Appleseed. 9781419728273. B, K, PW.
*NEW* Louisiana’s Way Home. Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick. 9780763694630. B, K, PW.
Love, Hate, and Other Filters. Samira Ahmed. Soho/Soho Teen. 9781616958473. B, PW, SLJ.
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. Stacy McAnulty. Penguin Random House/Random. 9781524767570. K, PW, SLJ.
Monday’s Not Coming. Tiffany D. Jackson. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 9780062422675. BCCB, PW, SLJ.
A Most Unusual Day. Sydra Mallery, illus. by E.B. Goodale. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062364302. K, PW, SLJ.
My Plain Jane. Cynthia Hand, Brodie Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 9780062652775. B, PW, SLJ.
New Shoes. Chris Raschka. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062657527. BCCB, PW, SLJ.
The Night Diary. Veera Hiranandani. Penguin Random House/Dial. 9780735228511. K, PW, SLJ.
On the Other Side of the Garden. Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood. 9781554989836. K, PW, SLJ.
The Other Ducks. Ellen Yeomans, illus. by Chris Sheban. Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. 9781626725027. B, K, PW.
Out of Left Field. Ellen Klages. Penguin Random House/Viking. 9780425288597. B, K, PW.
Petra. Marianna Coppo. Penguin Random House Canada/Tundra. 9780735262676. B, K, PW.
Proud: Living My American Dream: Young Readers Edition. Ibtihaj Muhammad. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316477000. B, K, PW.
Rodent Rascals. Roxie Munro. Holiday House. 9780823438600. B, K, PW.
The Rough Patch. Brian Lies. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062671271. B, PW, SLJ.
A Round of Robins. Katie Hesterman, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier. Penguin Random House/Nancy Paulsen. 9780399547782. HB, PW, SLJ.
Saving Winslow. Sharon Creech. HarperCollins/Harper. 9780062570703. K, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* Sea Prayer. Khaled Hosseini, illus. by Dan Williams. Penguin Random House/Riverhead. 9780525539094. B, K, PW.
Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea. Lynne Rae Perkins. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062499660. B, BCCB, PW.
A Stone for Sascha. Aaron Becker. Candlewick. 9780763665968. K, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* The Stuff of Stars. Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Ekua Holmes. Candlewick. 9780763678838. B, K, PW.
*NEW* Summer Bird Blue. Akemi Dawn Bowman. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481487757. B, K, SLJ.
*NEW* Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster. Jonathan Auxier. Abrams/Amulet. 9781419731402. B, K, PW.
The Tale of Angelino Brown. David Almond, illus. by Alex T. Smith. Candlewick. 9780763695637. BCCB, K, PW.
Tess of the Road. Rachel Hartman. Penguin Random House/Random. 9781101931288. B, BCCB, K.
*NEW* Thank You, Omu! Oge Mora. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316431248. K, PW, SLJ.
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings. Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, eds. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062671158. K, PW, SLJ.
The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow. Jan Thornhill. Groundwood. 9781773060064. B, K, SLJ.
The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle. Leslie Connor. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 9780062491435. K, PW, SLJ. – NBA Longlist
Vernon Is on His Way: Small Stories. Philip C. Stead. Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. 9781626726550. B, PW, SLJ.
Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot. Winifred Conkling. Workman/Algonquin Young Readers. 9781616207342. HB, K, PW.
The War Outside. Monica Hesse. Hachette/Little, Brown. 9780316316699. B, PW, SLJ.
*NEW* We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices: Words and Images of Hope. Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, eds. Penguin Random House/Crown. 9780525580423. K, PW, SLJ.
We’ll Fly Away. 
Bryan Bliss. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062494276. B, K, PW. – NBA Longlist
What I Leave Behind. Alison McGhee. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy. 9781481476560. B, K, PW.
What the Night Sings. Vesper Stamper. Penguin Random House/Knopf. 9781524700386. K, PW, SLJ. – NBA Longlist
Where the Watermelons Grow. Cindy Baldwin. HarperCollins/Harper. 9780062665867. B, PW, SLJ.
You Go First. Erin Entrada Kelly. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 9780062414182. BCCB, K, SLJ.

For information on titles with one or two starred reviews, please see the spreadsheet.

Happy reading!

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