KOKILA IMPRINT - VOICES FROM THE MARGINS

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Kokila (pronounced KO-ki-la) brings together an inclusive community of authors and illustrators, publishing professionals, and readers to examine and celebrate stories that reflect the richness of our world. 

By centering stories from the margins and making space for storytellers to explore the full range of their experiences, we deliver books that inspire and entertain readers, and add nuance and depth to the way children and young adults see the world and their place in it.

Kokila will publish work for children and young adults across all formats and genres.

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814869
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Published: Kokila - August 4th, 2020

A breathtaking picture book featuring a Korean girl and her haenyeo (free diving) grandmother about intergenerational bonds, finding courage in the face of fear, and connecting with our natural world.


Bronxtones (Bronx Baby) Cover Image
By Alex Rivera, Alex Rivera (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593110782
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Published: Kokila - September 8th, 2020

A new bilingual board book that introduces the youngest of readers to the COLORS of the Bronx!


Bronxshapes (Bronx Baby) Cover Image
By Alex Rivera, Alex Rivera (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593110812
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Published: Kokila - September 8th, 2020

A new bilingual board book that introduces the youngest of readers to the SHAPES of the Bronx!


Ten Ways to Hear Snow Cover Image
By Cathy Camper, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399186332
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Published: Kokila - October 13th, 2020

A snowy day, a trip to Grandma's, time spent cooking with one another, and space to pause and discover the world around you come together in this perfect book for reading and sharing on a cozy winter day.


My Rainbow Cover Image
By DeShanna Neal, Trinity Neal, Art Twink (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814609
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Published: Kokila - October 20th, 2020

A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal.


Fatima's Great Outdoors Cover Image
By Ambreen Tariq, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816955
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Published: Kokila - March 30th, 2021

An immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCamping


Laxmi's Mooch Cover Image
By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815651
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Published: Kokila - March 2nd, 2021

A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.


J.D. and the Great Barber Battle (J.D. the Kid Barber #1) Cover Image
By J. Dillard, Akeem S. Roberts (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593111543
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Published: Kokila - February 23rd, 2021

Eight-year-old J.D. turns a tragic home haircut into a thriving barber business in this hilarious new illustrated chapter book series


The Legend of Auntie Po Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525554899
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Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

Part historical fiction, part magical realism, and 100 percent adventure. Thirteen-year-old Mei reimagines the myths of Paul Bunyan as starring a Chinese heroine while she works in a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885.


Samira Surfs Cover Image
By Rukhsanna Guidroz, Fahmida Azim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816191
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Published: Kokila - June 29th, 2021

A middle grade novel in verse about Samira, an eleven-year-old Rohingya refugee living in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, who finds strength and sisterhood in a local surf club for girls.


The Cot in the Living Room Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593110478
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Published: Kokila - June 1st, 2021

A young Dominican American girl in New York City moves from jealousy to empathy as her parents babysit children whose families work overnight shifts in this honest and warm picture book debut.


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The Many Meanings of Meilan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111284
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Published: Kokila - August 17th, 2021

A family feud before the start of seventh grade propels Meilan from Boston's Chinatown to rural Ohio, where she must tap into her inner strength and sense of justice to make a new place for herself in this resonant debut.


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My Two Border Towns Cover Image
By David Bowles, Erika Meza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111048
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Published: Kokila - September 7th, 2021

A picture book debut by an award-winning author about a boy's life on the U.S.-Mexico border, visiting his favorite places on The Other Side with his father, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care.


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Maya and the Robot Cover Image
By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781984814630
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Published: Kokila - July 13th, 2021

From award-winning author Eve L. Ewing comes an illustrated middle grade novel about a forgotten homemade robot who comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend -- and a science fair project.


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Hair Love Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9780525553366
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller and tie-in to Academy-Award Winning Short Film "Hair Love"
 
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."


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My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780525554929
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Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT 

"A singular voice in the world of literature." --Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down


The Night Diary Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735228528
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Published: Puffin Books - April 23rd, 2019

A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults."


Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290453
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Published: Puffin Books - September 1st, 2020

From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town.

*"Writing with wry restraint that's reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo... a beautiful tale." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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Each Tiny Spark Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451479747
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Published: Puffin Books - June 30th, 2020

From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.

A SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD HONOR FOR MIDDLE GRADE


Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525554998
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Published: Puffin Books - March 16th, 2021

One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.


Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon Cover Image
By Simran Jeet Singh, Baljinder Kaur (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555094
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Published: Kokila - August 25th, 2020

The true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community.

Every step forward is a victory.


The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555148
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Published: Kokila - March 24th, 2020

For the first time ever, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses children directly, sharing lessons of peace and compassion, told through stories of his own childhood.


Antiracist Baby Picture Book Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593110508
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Published: Kokila - July 14th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!


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