5th Annual Bronx Book Festival

  • Posted on: 23 April 2022
  • By: thebronxisreading_10
Event date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10452-0001
Cuba in My Pocket By Adrianna Cuevas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374314675
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 21st, 2021

By the author of 2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, a sweeping, emotional middle grade historical novel about a twelve-year-old boy who leaves his family in Cuba to immigrate to the U.S. by himself, based on the author's family history.

“I don’t remember. Tell me everything, Pepito. Tell me about Cuba.”


Isla to Island By Alexis Castellanos, Alexis Castellanos (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534469235
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

This stunning wordless graphic novel follows a young girl in the 1960s who immigrates from Cuba to the United States and must redefine what home means to her.

Marisol loves her colorful island home. Cuba is vibrant with flowers and food and people…but things are changing. The home Marisol loves is no longer safe—and then it’s no longer her home at all.


Don't Hate the Player By Alexis Nedd Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547605026
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 15th, 2021

"Refreshingly voice-y, wildly smart, and genuinely hilarious." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue

From an exciting new voice comes a funny and heartfelt YA romance set in the world of competitive gaming, perfect for fans of Opposite of Always and Slay.


Me (Moth) By Amber McBride Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780362
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

A debut YA novel-in-verse by Amber McBride, Me (Moth) is about a teen girl who is grieving the deaths of her family, and a teen boy who crosses her path.


Moth has lost her family in an accident. Though she lives with her aunt, she feels alone and uprooted.


Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition By Anton Treuer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140459
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike.


Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient By Areli Morales, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Areli Morales, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893994
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Published: Random House Studio - June 8th, 2021

In the first picture book written by a DACA Dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story.

When Areli was just a baby, her mama and papa moved from Mexico to New York with her brother, Alex, to make a better life for the family--and when she was in kindergarten, they sent for her, too.
 


Nothing Burns as Bright as You By Ashley Woodfolk Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358655350
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Published: Versify - April 5th, 2022

Five starred reviews!

From New York Times bestselling author Ashley Woodfolk, Nothing Burns as Bright as You is an impassioned stand-alone tale of queer love, grief, and the complexity of female friendship.


Healer of the Water Monster By Brian Young Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062990402
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner: Best Middle Grade Book! Brian Young’s powerful debut novel tells of a seemingly ordinary Navajo boy who must save the life of a Water Monster—and comes to realize he’s a hero at heart.


Kneel By Candace Buford Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335402516
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 14th, 2021

"A must read. 10/10." --Broderick Hunter, actor, model, and activist

This fearless debut novel explores racism, injustice, and self-expression through the story of a promising Black football star in Louisiana.

The system is rigged.


Overground Railroad (The Young Adult Adaptation): The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America By Candacy Taylor Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419749490
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Published: Amulet Books - January 25th, 2022

A young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor’s acclaimed book about the history of the Green Book, the guide for Black travelers
  Overground Railroad chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the “Black travel guide to America.” For years, it was dangerous for African Americans to travel


The Bluest Sky By Christina Diaz Gonzalez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593372791
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

A boy and his family must decide whether to remain in Cuba under a repressive government or risk everything for the chance of a new beginning in this gripping story from the award-winning author of The Red Umbrella.


Home Field Advantage By Dahlia Adler Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250765840
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Published: Wednesday Books - June 7th, 2022

"Home Field Advantage has it all. A swoony romance, characters you will be cheering for from start to finish, and a plot that sucks you in from the very first page.


Small Town Monsters (Underlined Paperbacks) By Diana Rodriguez Wallach Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593427514
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Published: Underlined - September 7th, 2021

The Conjuring meets The Vow! This is the terrifying story of a girl, a dark angel, and the cult hellbent on taking over her small, coastal town.


Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene By Emma Otheguy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593372630
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

A poignant, coming of age story about a Cuban-American girl trying to figure out where she belongs--both in her ballet-loving family and the wider world. Perfect for fans of Front Desk and Merci Suárez Changes Gears.


Miosotis Flores Never Forgets By Hilda Eunice Burgos Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643790657
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Published: Tu Books - October 26th, 2021

Best Children's Books of the Year 2022, Bank Street College of Education

Perfect for fans of Meg Medina and Barbara O'Connor, this heartfelt novel about family, pets, and other things we hold close is one that you'll never forget.


Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187384
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler, author of Parable of the Sower and Kindred.


The Passing Playbook By Isaac Fitzsimons Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984815422
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Published: Dial Books - May 31st, 2022

Love, Simon meets Bend It Like Beckham in this feel-good contemporary romance about a trans athlete who must decide between fighting for his right to play and staying stealth.


Climb On! By Baptiste Paul, Jacqueline Alcántara (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735844810
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 8th, 2022

Take a hike with this father-daughter adventure that’s sure to inspire you to get outside. 

 


When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father is hesitant —To the tippy top? It’s a great day to watch futbol (soccer). But as the two climb on, her enthusiasm is contagious.


The Second Chance of Benjamin Waterfalls By James Bird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250811561
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 19th, 2022

A middle-grade novel by James Bird about a boy sent to his Ojibwe family to straighten out his life.


This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart) By Kalynn Bayron Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547609208
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

An instant New York Times bestseller!

Would you tempt even the most dangerous fate to save the ones you love?


Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger By Margarita Engle Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534464971
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022

Acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells a “deeply felt and engrossing” (Horn Book Magazine) story of love in a time of hunger inspired by her own family’s struggles during a dark period in Cuba’s history.

The people of Cuba are living in el período especial en tiempos de paz—the special period in times of peace.


Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey By Ngozi Ukazu Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250177964
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all?


From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement By Paula Yoo Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324002871
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Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Winner of the 2021 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction

Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Finalist for the 2022 YALSA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction

An NPR Best Book of 2021

A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021

A Time Young Adult Best Book of 2021


A Sitting in St. James By Rita Williams-Garcia Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062367310
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 31st, 2022

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award!


Letters from Cuba By Ruth Behar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525516491
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 31st, 2021

Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar's inspiring story of a Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, where she works to rescue the rest of her family


Obie Is Man Enough By Schuyler Bailar Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379462
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash. For fans of Alex Gino's George and Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz.

Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs.
 


Coming Up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow By Sonia Manzano Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338065152
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

From Pura Belpré Honoree and Emmy-award winning actor Sonia Manzano--best known as "Maria" from Sesame Street--comes the expansive and timeless story of four children who must carve out a path for themselves in the wake of Fidel Castro's rise to power.

Fifteen-time Emmy Award winner and Pura Belpre honoree Sonia Manzano examines the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on four children


Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement By Tarana Burke Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621733
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Searing. Powerful. Needed." —Oprah

“Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories.
Tarana’s words are a testimony to liberation and love.” —Brené Brown


African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History By Tracey Baptiste Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643752471
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

“In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner’s guide to pre-colonial Africa.”
—Ibram X.


Let's Dance! By Valerie Bolling, Maine Diaz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Valerie Bolling, Maine Diaz (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635921427
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Published: Astra Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away!


Time Villains By Victor Piñeiro Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728245744
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

"Magnificent."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review

Story Thieves meets Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library in this wacky, hilarious, and fast-paced middle-grade series starter, with the perfect combination of magic, imagination, and adventure.


A Lesson in Vengeance By Victoria Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593305829
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

A dark, twisty thriller about a centuries-old, ivy-covered boarding school haunted by its history of witchcraft and two girls dangerously close to digging up the past. The dangerous romance and atmospheric setting makes it a perfect read for fans of dark academia.


Burn Down, Rise Up By Vincent Tirado Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781728246000
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 3rd, 2022

Mysterious disappearances. An urban legend rumored to be responsible. And one group of friends determined to save their city at any cost. Stranger Things meets Jordan Peele in this utterly original debut from an incredible new voice.


Soul Food Sunday By Winsome Bingham, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Winsome Bingham, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419747717
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

Granny teaches her grandson to cook the family meal in this loving celebration of food, traditions, and gathering together at the table

​A 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book


On Sundays, everyone gathers at Granny’s for Soul Food.
But today, I don’t go to the backyard or the great room.
I follow G


Rick Riordan Presents Ballad & Dagger (An Outlaw Saints Novel) By Daniel José Older Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368070829
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 3rd, 2022

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Daniel José Older's music-and-magic-filled YA urban fantasy about two teens who discover each other and their powers during a political battle within a unique diaspora community.