Suburban Mosaic

Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year Current Selections

The Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year Program seeks to confront issues of racial and social justice and promote cross-cultural understanding through literature.

Under the Same Sky

By Britta Teckentrup

Preschool Title Title

Written and Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful peek-through picture book celebrates the closeness of the world's communities through their shared homes and dreams.

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Drawn Together

By Minh Le

Kindergarten - Grade 1 Title Title

When a young boy sits down with his grandfather to draw together, something magical happens.

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Juana & Lucas

By Juana Medina

Grades 2 -3 Title Title

Juana lives in Bogota, Colombia with her mama and dog, Lucas. When her mama meets someone new, Juana wonders if everything will change.

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Song for a Whale

By Lynne Kelly

Grades 4 -5 Title Title

A 12-year-old deaf girl won't give up her quest to connect with a lonely whale.

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New Kid

By Jerry Craft

Middle School Title Title

New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting in a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real.

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Saints and Misfits

By S.K. Ali

High School Title Title

Saints and Misfits is an authentic story of a Muslim teen who grapples with getting sexually assaulted by a friend from her mosque.

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Green Age 83 1/4 Years Old

By Hendrik Groen

Adult Title Title

An elderly man begins keeping a journal to keep his spirits up in this dark, funny, and true-to-life novel.

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