Books All Georgians and Young Georgians Should Read 2024

By Kaitlyn Spotts | February 12 2024 | All-School ReadsCommunity ReadsGeneral

The Georgia Center for the Book, an affil­i­ate Cen­ter of the Nation­al Cen­ter for the Book in the Library of Con­gress, has released the list of Books All Georgians and Young Georgians Should Read 2024. All books are selected works with Georgia connections—either by prize-winning authors and illustrators from Georgia or about topics important to Georgia. 2024 marks the eleventh annual release of the reading list.

The list includes three Penguin Random House titles: Dim Sum Palace by X. Fang (Tundra), As You Walk On By by Julian Winters (Viking Books for Young Readers), and From Here by Luma Mufleh (Nancy Paulsen Books).

Learn more about each title below and explore the full list here.

Dim Sum Palace
978-1-77488-198-9
A little girl's love of dim sum spills over into her dreams, taking her on a fantastical food-filled adventure, in this picture book love letter to Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen. Beautifully illustrated with a gold foil cover, this is the perfect gift for foodies of all ages.
Hardcover
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

As You Walk On By
978-0-593-20650-8
The Breakfast Club meets Can't Hardly Wait with an unforgettable ensemble cast in another swoony YA contemporary from award-winning author Julian Winters!
Hardcover
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

From Here
978-0-593-35445-2
In her coming-of-age memoir, refugee advocate Luma Mufleh writes of her tumultuous journey to reconcile her identity as a gay Muslim woman and a proud Arab-turned-American refugee.
Hardcover
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up