Myra here.

We are delighted to dedicate our Wednesdays to featuring nonfiction titles, as per usual.

This year, we hope to feature books that fit any of the following criteria:

  1. Postcolonial literature and/or [pre/post] revolutionary stories
  2. Stories by indigenous / first-nation peoples / people of colour
  3. Narratives of survival and healing, exile and migration, displacement and dispossession
  4. Books written or illustrated by people who have been colonized, oppressed, marginalized
  5. Translated or international literature

Last Monday, I shared my #Top22of2022 consisting mainly of fiction picturebooks, literary fiction, and poetry. Today, I am happy to share my #Top22of2022 – nonfiction edition.

This list here (listed in no particular order) combines outstanding professional development texts, essays, and nonfiction picturebooks that found me in 2022.

  1. How To Read Now by Elaine Castillo (Amazon | Book Depository)

  2. Cultivating Genius by Gholdy Muhammad (Amazon | Book Depository)

  3. Voices From Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich (Amazon | Book Depository)

  4. The Gifts of Reading curated by Jennie Orchard (Amazon | Book Depository)

  5. In The Margins: On The Pleasures Of Reading And Writing by Elena Ferrante (Amazon | Book Depository)

  6. This Is A Dictatorship (Amazon | Book Depository) Idea And Text by Equipo Plantel and illustrated by Mikel Casal and translated by Lawrence Schimel – see my review here.

  7. Why Words Matter by Butch Dalisay and Marcel Antonio Published by CANVAS (2019) – Free download of book

  8. Silent Witnesses (Mga Tahimik Na Saksi): Stories From The Survivors Of Martial Law Stories Retold by Gigo Alampay and illustrated by Renz Baluyot (Free download from CANVAS) – see my review here.

  9. Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Daniel Minter (Amazon | Book Depository)

  10. The Weight Of Words: An Alphabet Of Human Rights (Free Download from CANVAS) – Reflections On Human Rights From 12 Filipino Artists And Graphic Designers – see my review here.

  11. Love In The Library Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and illustrated by Yas Imamura (Amazon | Book Depository)

  12. Jamlo Walks by Samina Mishra and Tarique Aziz (Amazon | Book Depository)

  13. Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How A Teacher Led An Unlikely Team To Victory by Julie Abery and illustrated by Chris Sasaki (Amazon | Book Depository) – see my review here.

  14. Heroes, Rebels, And Innovators: Inspiring Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People From History by Karen Wyld and illustrated by Jaelyn Biumaiwai (Amazon | Book Depository) – see my review here.

  15. Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders by International Centre for Picture Book in Society (Amazon | Book Depository)

  16. Digging For Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez And The Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel and illustrated by Paola Escobar (Amazon | Book Depository) – see my review here.

  17. Growing An Artist by John Parra (Amazon | Book Depository) – see my review here.

  18. One Wish: Fatima Al-Fihri And The World’s Oldest University by M. O. Yuksel and illustrated by Mariam Quraishi (Amazon | Book Depository)

  19. The Waiting Place by Dina Nayeri and Anna Bosch Miralpeix (Amazon | Book Depository)

  20. Muslim Girls Rise by Saira Mir and Aaliya Jaleel (Amazon | Book Depository)

  21. Together by Mona Damluji and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara (Amazon | Book Depository) – see my review here.

  22. The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps A Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty and illustrated by Shonto Begay (Amazon | Book Depository) – see my review here.


How about you? What is your #Top22of2022 for nonfiction?

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