Celebrate Black Voices All Year Long!

Add these books to your collection in 2022

What books are you sharing with young readers this Black History Month? We encourage you to Shake Up Your Shelves by celebrating the Black history makers of today and shining a spotlight on Black creators for all ages and genres. And let’s not stop at February – representation matters ALWAYS, not just one month a year! Celebrate Black voices all year long with these new and noteworthy titles from HarperCollins Children’s Books.


The People Remember
written by Ibi Zoboi
illustrated by Loveis Wise
on sale September 28, 2021

Stacey’s Extraordinary Words
written by Stacey Abrams
illustrated by Kitt Thomas
on sale December 28, 2021

When the Schools Shut Down: A Young Girl’s Story of Virginia’s “Lost Generation” and the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Decision
written by Yolanda Gladden, as told to Dr. Tamara Pizzoli
illustrated by Keisha Morris
on sale January 11, 2022

Who Are Your People?
written by Bakari Sellers
illustrated by Reggie Brown
on sale January 11, 2022

Nigel and the Moon
written by Antwan Eady
illustrated by Gracey Zhang
on sale February 15, 2022

Oona and the Shark
written by Kelly DiPucchio
illustrated by Raissa Figueroa
on sale February 15, 2022


Ablaze With Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas
written by Jeanne Walker Harvey
illustrated by Loveis Wise
on sale February 22, 2022

written by Van G. Garrett
illustrated by Reggie Brown
on sale April 12, 2022

Everybody in the Red Brick Building
written by Anne Wynter
illustrated by Oge Mora
on sale October 19, 2021

America, My Love, America, My Heart
written and illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley
on sale April 6, 2021

Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner
written by Angela Dalton
illustrated by Jestenia Southerland
on sale May 18, 2021

The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World
written by the Staff of The Undefeated
illustrated by Robert Ball
Now Available in Paperback!
on sale December 21, 2021

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day
written by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood
illustrated by Steffi Walthall
on sale January 4, 2022

Ty’s Travels: Lab Magic
written by Kelly Starling Lyons
illustrated by Nina Mata
on sale January 4, 2022

VIP: Stacey Abrams
written by Andrea J. Loney
illustrated by Shellene Rodney
on sale January 18, 2022

Just Right Jillian
written by Nicole D. Collier
on sale February 1, 2022

A Comb of Wishes
written by Lisa Stringfellow
on sale February 8, 2022

Swim Team
written and illustrated by Johnnie Christmas
on sale May 17, 2022

Root Magic
written by Eden Royce
on sale January 5, 2021

We’re Better Than This: Young Readers’ Edition
written by Elijah Cummings
with Hilary Beard
on sale September 21, 2021

A Soft Place to Land
written by Janae Marks
on sale September 14, 2021

Black Birds in the Sky
written by Brandy Colbert
on sale October 5, 2021

A Sitting in St. James
written by Rita Williams-Garcia
on sale May 25, 2021


Punching the Air
written by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Now Available in Paperback!
on sale December 7, 2021


One True Loves
written by Elise Bryant
on sale January 4, 2022

Girl on Fire
written by Alicia Keys
cowritten by Andrew Weiner
illustrated by Brittney Williams
on sale March 1, 2022

Blood Scion
written by Deborah Falaye
on sale March 8, 2022

Nothing Burns as Bright as You
written by Ashley Woodfolk
on sale April 5, 2022

White Smoke
written by Tiffany D. Jackson
on sale September 14, 2021

Blackout: A Novel
written by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon
on sale June 22, 2021

The Upper World
written by Femi Fadugba
on sale December 7, 2021