[My 2021 in Books] Favourite Nonfiction PictureBooks Read in 2021 – #Top21of21

Myra here.

Yesterday, I shared my #Top21of21 consisting mainly of adult novels, memoirs, graphic novels, middle grade/ YA fiction. Today, I am happy to share my #Top21of21 – nonfiction picturebook edition.

Much of my research work has to do with curating picturebook titles depicting exceptionalities, biographies of high creatives and “the diverse gifted others” – hence, it was a pleasure for me to create this list of titles, as much as I enjoyed reading them. The list here is not presented in any particular order.

(01) Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli and Isabel Roxas (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(02) Mexique: A Refugee Story From The Spanish Civil War by Maria Jose Ferrada and Ana Penyas  (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(03) The Vast Wonder Of The World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just by Melina Mangal and Luisa Uribe (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(04) The Great Migration: Journey To The North by Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(05) The Wedding Portrait by Innosanto Nagara (Amazon | Book Depository)

(06) The Snail With The Right Heart: A True Story by Maria Popova and Ping Zhu (Amazon | Book Depository)

(07) Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper (Amazon | Book Depository)

(08) Women Artists A To Z by by Melanie LaBarge and Caroline Corrigan (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(09) Exquisite: The Poetry And Life Of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade and Cozbi A. Cabrera (Amazon | Book Depository)

(10) Above The Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant and Frank Morrison (Amazon | Book Depository)

(11) Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes A Congresswoman by Sharice Davids with Nancy K. Mays and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Amazon | Book Depository)

(12) Unbound: The Life + Art Of Judith Scott by Joyce Scott with Brie Spangler and Melissa Sweet (Amazon | Book Depository)

(13) Nina by Traci N. Todd and Christian Robinson (Amazon | Book Depository)

(14) Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story Of The Oldest Person To Ever Run A Marathon by Simran Jeet Singh and Baljinder Kaur (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(15) Yusra Swims by Julie Abery and Sally Deng (Amazon | Book Depository)

(16) A Walk In The Words by Hudson Talbott (Amazon | Book Depository)

(17) Lift As You Climb: The Story Of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell and R. Gregory Christie (Amazon | Book Depository)

(18) Your Place In The Universe by Jason Chin (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(19) Jump At The Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia D. Williams and Jacqueline Alcantara (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

(20) The Caiman by Maria Eugenia Manrique and Ramon Paris and translated by Amy Brill (Amazon | Book Depository)

(21) Maryam’s Magic: The Story Of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani by Megan Reid and Aaliya Jaleel (Amazon | Book Depository) – my review here.

How about you? What nonfiction titles spoke to you this year?

December 30, 2021 at 06:31AM Myra Garces-Bacsal