2022-2023 Lectio Book Award Nominee List

A Whale of the Wild. by Rosanne Parry. Illustrated by Lindsay Moore.

Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year. by Nina Hamza.

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna. by Alda P. Dobbs.

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizabeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars. by Laurie Hallmark. Illustrated by Brooke Smart.

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown. by Steve Sheinken.

Finally, Something Mysterious. by Doug Cornett.

Healer of the Water Monster. by Brian Young.

Letters from Cuba. by Ruth Behar.

Lotería. by Karla Arenas Valenti. Illustrated by Dana SanMar.

Measuring Up. by Lily LaMotte. Illustrated by Ann Xu.

Much Ado About Baseball. by Rajani LaRocca.

Music for Tigers. by Michelle Kadarusman.

Shelter. by Christie Matheson.

Starfish. by Lisa Fipps.

The Last Cuentista. by Donna Barba Higuera.

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics. by Susan Hood. Illustrated by Christiane Engel.

The Nightmare Thief. by Nicole Lesperance. Illustrated by Federica Fenna.

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre. by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

Village of Scoundrels. by Margi Preus.

When Stars Are Scattered. by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed. Illustrated by Victoria Jamieson and Iman Geddy.