Win Top Books From the Read Across America Book List!

The NEA has released the official book list for Read Across America Week, which begins on March 2, 2024! Random House Children’s Books is so excited to give away their titles that made the list this year! 😍

This set of diverse books ranges from elementary to high school. It’s the perfect package to add to your reading nook or school library and share with other teachers to get ready to celebrate Read Across America!


Three teachers will win 9 books each!

1. Maybe an Artist by Liz Montague

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A heartfelt and funny graphic novel memoir from one of the first Black female cartoonists to be published in the New Yorker, when she was just 22 years old.

2. Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. Giles

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Twelve-year-old Lawrence is new to chess. Can he find a way to get on the board, even though the odds are stacked against him?

3. Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango

A preteen girl navigates seventh grade while facing mental health challenges. A hopeful, poetic story about learning to advocate for the help and understanding you deserve.

4. Invisible Son by Kim Johnson

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A thriller about a wrongly accused teen desperate to reclaim both his innocence and his first love.

5. The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

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A groundbreaking call to action that examines how racism affects and harms all of us and how we need to face it head-on, together.

6. Remember by Joy Harjo

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An invitation to young readers to pause and reflect on the wonder of the world around them, and to remember the importance of their place in it.

7. Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto

A laugh-out-loud YA rom-com about a girl who’s whisked from LA to her mother’s native Indonesia to get back to her roots and finds herself fake-dating the son of one of the wealthiest families there.

8. Friday I’m in Love by Camryn Garrett

It’s too late for a Sweet 16, but what if Mahalia had a coming-out party? A love letter to romantic comedies, Sweet 16 blowouts, Black joy, and queer pride.

9. Disability Visibility by Alice Wong

Disabled young people will be proud to see themselves reflected in this hopeful, compelling, and insightful essay collection, adapted for young adults.

Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on these amazing titles for your classroom!



  • Prize: Three winners will each receive a bundle of nine books as designated by Random House Children’s Books. Total giveaway prize value is $162.
  • Deadline to enter: January 19, 2024