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.

The Rosie Project

By Graeme Samson

Adult Title

A socially awkward genetics professor seeks true love with a 16-page questionnaire. Respondent Rosie Jarman doesn’t meet his requirements—at least at first!

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How It Went Down

By Kekla Magoon

High School Title

Told from multiple viewpoints, an urban community contends with issues of race, class, gang violence, and stereotypes following a fatal shooting.

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Fish in a Tree

By Lynda Mullally Hunt

Middle School Title

For years Ally has covered up her dyslexia at school. But that changes when a new teacher makes an extra effort to reach the bright girl beneath the disruptive behavior.

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El Deafo

By Cece Bell

Grades 3 - 5 Title

It's hard enough to start at new school and make friends, but Cece feels extra alone because of her giant hearing aid.

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A Taste of Colored Water

By Matt Faulkner

Grades 1 - 2 Title

Two children hear that there is "colored water" in the city. They want to taste it and see if it looks like a rainbow. They learn firsthand about segregation in the '60s.

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Mixed Me

By Taye Diggs

Preschool Title

Mike is the perfect mix of both his parents.

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