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 Water Princess

By Susan Verde

Preschool - Kindergarten Title

A young girl's dream to have clean water in Africa. Based on a true story.

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We Came to America

By Faith Ringgold

Grades 1 - 2 Title

An immigration story that celebrates the diversity of America.

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Save Me a Seat

By Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks

Grades 3 - 5 Title

Joe and Ravi are from different countries. They soon learn that they have much in common, including the school bully.

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Ghost – Running For His Life or From It

By Jason Reynolds

Middle School Title

Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his inner city track team but there are things he is running from. National Book Award Finalist.

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March Book Three

By Andrew Aydin & John Lewis

High School Title

National Book Award Winner, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell recount marches from the Civil Rights Movement and the tumult that marchers met.

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Lucky Boy

By Shanthi Sekaran

Adult Title

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to Soli, an 18 year old illegal immigrant from Mexico, and to Kayva, and Indian - American woman.

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