Announcing the 2021 Project LIT Book List

Since becoming a Project LIT chapter last summer, we’ve enjoyed reading and discussing Project LIT books with kids and teens. Last month, we were thrilled to see the announcements of new titles in the 2021 Project LIT book list. We’re excited to share the list with you!  You can find the new Project LIT book lists for Middle Grade and Young Adult, as well as the lists from previous years, on our Reading Lists page.

Highlighted below are a couple titles from the new selections that are of particular interest to our librarians. Stay tuned for future book discussions and Dive into Diversity posts featuring more about these wonderfully representative books.

Middle Grade: Ashley’s Picks

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
Library Catalog
I'm a big fan of Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson so I'm excited to read When Stars Are Scattered by her as well as Omar Mohamed. Although I think it will be different from her other books since it is Mohamed's story as drawn by Jamieson, I believe it will be an important and real read.

Keep It Together, Keiko Carter by Debbi Michiko Florence
I'm looking forward to reading Keep It Together, Keiko Carter by Debbi Michiko Florence. It sounds like an enjoyable as well as fun tale and it reminds me of Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, which is a favorite of mine.

Young Adult: Kat’s Picks

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
Library Catalog
I loved Philippe’s The Field Guide to the North American Teenager, which was truly hilarious. I can’t wait to read his next book.

Parachutes by Kelly Yang
Library Catalog
I’ve heard such great things about Front Desk, a middle grade novel by Yang that’s been very popular (and is also a Project LIT book.) I’m excited to see that she’s writing for a YA audience now as well.

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