Librarian Recommendations

The LSJ reports on the best books of 2021, according to the Capital Area District Library staff.

Here are those we have for sale:

 

Hana Khan Carries On By Uzma Jalaluddin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - April 13th, 2021

Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor Duology #1) By Shelley Parker-Chan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021

Tin Camp Road: A Novel By Ellen Airgood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399163364
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 3rd, 2021

Broken (in the best possible way) By Jenny Lawson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250077035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

I'm Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream By Richard Antoine White Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250269645
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - October 5th, 2021

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm By Dr. Robin DiAngelo Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807074121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 29th, 2021

Concrete Rose By Angie Thomas Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062846716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 12th, 2021

The Crossroads at Midnight By Abby Howard Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781945820687
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Iron Circus Comics - February 23rd, 2021

The Darkness Outside Us By Eliot Schrefer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062888280
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry By Joya Goffney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063024793
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - May 4th, 2021

Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

Mister Impossible (The Dreamer Trilogy #2) By Maggie Stiefvater Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338188363
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - May 18th, 2021

A Shot at Normal By Marisa Reichardt Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374380953
Availability: Backordered - Not In Stock
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 16th, 2021

A Sitting in St. James By Rita Williams-Garcia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062367297
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 25th, 2021

You Have a Match: A Novel By Emma Lord Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250237309
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wednesday Books - January 12th, 2021

Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood By Kwame Mbalia (Editor) Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

Girl Haven By Lilah Sturges, Meaghan Carter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lilah Sturges, Meaghan Carter (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781620108659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oni Press - February 16th, 2021

I Really, Really Need to Pee! By Karl Newson, Duncan Beedie (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karl Newson, Duncan Beedie (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781680102321
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tiger Tales - June 8th, 2021

The Me I Choose To Be By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt (By (artist)) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316461542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

Outside, Inside By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250798350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

Paletero Man By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063014442
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

Rez Dogs By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593326213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

Ten Beautiful Things By Molly Griffin, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Molly Griffin, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580899369
Availability: Backordered - Not In Stock
Published: Charlesbridge - January 12th, 2021

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre By Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

Watercress By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021