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Georgia Center for the Book List


Georgia Center for the Book recently released a list of 20 books all Georgians should read in 2021. These titles are all associated with writers and illustrators connected to Georgia. Get these books from McCain Library, the local Decatur Public Libraries, or through interlibrary loan today! Check out the full list below.

2021 Books All Young Georgians Should Read

Yes, No, Maybe So
By Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

The Monster Hypothesis
By Romily Bernard

Not Quite Snow White
Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Save the Crash-Test Dummies
Illustrated by TeMika Grooms

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight
By Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Girls Like Us
By Randi Pink

Bilal Cooks Daal
By Aisha Saeed

Clean Getaway
By Nic Stone

Just South of Home
By Karen Strong

Kent State
By Deborah Wiles

2021 Books All Georgians Should Read

Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America
By Jim Auchmutey

Slide to Unlock: Poems
By Julie Bloemeke

Things New and Strange: A Southerner’s Journey through the Smithsonian Collections
By G. Wayne Clough

How to Bury Your Brother: A Novel
By Lindsey Rogers Cook

Native: Identity, Belonging, & Rediscovering God
By Kaitlin Curtice

The Nature of Remains: A Novel
By Ginger Eager

Body Braille: Poems
By Beth Gylys

Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism
By Wanda Smalls Lloyd

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time
By Catherine Meeks, PhD, and Nibs Stroupe

The Last Widow: A Novel
By Karin Slaughter

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