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2021-2022 Black-Eyed Susan Nominees

Picture Books

  • Barnes, Derrick; James, Gordon, illus – I Am Every Good Thing
  • Camper, Cathy; Pak, Kenard, illus – Ten Ways to Hear Snow
  • Fan, Terry, Devin and Eric – The Barnabus Project
  • Fleming, Candace; Downing, Julie, illus – Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo's First Woman Keeper
  • Fleming, Candace; Rohmann, Eric, illus – Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
  • Hubbard, Rita; Mora, Oge, illus – The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
  • Le, Minh; Santat, Dan, illus – Lift
  • Maillard, Kevin Noble; Martinez-Neal, Juana, illus – Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
  • Meddour, Wendy; Egneus, Daniel, illus – Lubna and Pebble
  • Medina, Meg; Sanchez, Sonia, illus – Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away
  • Montgomery, Heather; Stone, Steve, illus – Bugs Don't Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids
  • Pray, Faith – The Starkeeper
  • Scott, Jordan; Smith, Sydney, illus – I Talk Like a River
  • Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah; Uribe, Luisa, illus – Your Name Is a Song
  • Wang, Andrea; Urbanowicz, Kana, illus – Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando

Chapter Books Grades 4-6

  • Armstrong, Kelley – A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying
  • Baptist, Kelly J. – Isaiah Dunn is My Hero
  • Diaz, Alexandra – Santiago's Road Home
  • Korman, Gordon – Notorious
  • LeZotte, Ann Clare – Show Me a Sign
  • McManis, Charlene Willing with Traci Sorell – Indian No More
  • Messner, Kate– History Smashers: The Mayflower
  • Park, Linda Sue – Prairie Lotus
  • Ponti, James – City Spies
  • Woodson, Jacqueline – Before the Ever After

Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6

  • Alexander, Kwame; Anyabwile, Dawud, illus – Crossover
  • Escabasse, Sophie – Witches of Brooklyn
  • Goerz, Gillian – Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer
  • Green, John Patrick – InvestiGators
  • Jamieson, Victoria and Omar Mohamed – When Stars are Scattered
  • Johnson, Varian; Wright, Shannon, illus – Twins
  • Le, Minh; Tong, Andie, illus – Green Lantern: Legacy
  • Levy, Debbie; Gardner, Whitney, illus – Becoming RBG
  • Searle, Sarah – Sincerely, Harriet
  • Sell, Chad – Doodleville