2020 Notable Books for a Global Society

The 2020 Notable Books for a Global Society have been announced. This is an annual list of 25 books created by the International Literacy Association which enhance student understand of people and cultures. The list includes books published during the previous year for grades K-12. Here are the 2020 books:

The Book Rescuer:  How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come by Sue Macy, illustrated by Stacy Innerst

At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorrell, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

Dreams from Many Rivers by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez

Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Cannaday Chapman

Fry Bread:  A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour, illustrated by Daniel Egenėus

Mario and the Hole in the Sky:  How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch,
illustrated by Teresa Martinez

Martin & Anne, the Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg

The Moon Within by Aida Salazar

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide

The Other Side:  Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung, illustrated by Chris Sasaki

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paoal Escobar

Room on Our Rock by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

Soldier for Equality:  Josė de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War by Duncan Tonatiuh

Thanku:  Poems of Gratitude by Miranda Paul (Ed.), illustrated by Marlena Myles

Todos Iquales / All Equal: Un corridor de Lemon Grove/ A Ballad of Lemon Grove by Christy Hale

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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