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Must-Read Books That Came Out in February 2022

February 24, 2022
Amy Lavigne

February may be the shortest month of the year, but we had no shortage of amazing new releases! An inspiring new coming-of-age story in verse from Margarita Engle, a hilarious romantic comedy from Bethany Mangle, and paperback releases of two amazing, fan-favorite reads made for a great month!

Must-Read Books That Came Out in February 2022

1. Rima’s Rebellion by Margarita Engle

An inspiring coming-of-age story from award-winning author Margarita Engle about a girl falling in love for the first time while finding the courage to protest for women’s right to vote in 1920s Cuba.

2. All the Right Reasons, by Bethany Mangle

The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son.

3. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. Now in paperback, with bonus Sel content!

4. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds with art by Danica Novgorodoff

Jason Reynolds’s Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff. Now in paperback!

Need more book recs? Check out our roundup of books by Black authors you should read ASAP! 

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