Most Anticipated Books of 2023
Updated: Jan 17
We don't know what 2023 will bring. But we can expect some fantastic stories from BIPOC authors. Here are a few books that we at Xolo Books are highly anticipating.
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park
Pub Date: February 21, 2023
"The award-winning author of Re Jane makes her young adult debut in a funny, poignant, and powerful novel about a multicultural teen struggling to fit into her whitewashed school, her diverse Queens neighborhood, and even her own home as her family reels from the loss of her father."
The Body Liberation Project: How Understanding Racism and Diet Culture Helps Cultivate Joy and Build Collective Freedom by Chrissy King
Pub Date: March 14, 2023
"From author and wellness personality Chrissy King, an exciting, genre-redefining narrative mix of memoir, inspiration, and activities and prompts, with timely messages about social and racial justice and how the world needs to move beyond body positivity to something even more exciting and revolutionary: body liberation."
Ander & Santi Were Here: A Novel by Jonny Garza Villa
Pub Date: April 4, 2023
"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets The Sun is Also a Star in this YA contemporary love story from Jonny Garza Villa, Ander & Santi Were Here, about a nonbinary Mexican American teen falling for the shy new waiter at their family's taqueria."
The Luis Ortega Survival Club by Sonora Reyes
Pub Date: May 23, 2023
"From the bestselling author of the National Book Award Finalist The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School comes a revenge story told with nuance, heart, and the possibility of healing. An ideal next read for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson."
The Sun and the Void by Gabriela Romero Lacruz
Pub Date: July 25, 2023
"In a lush world inspired by the history and folklore of South America, a sweeping epic fantasy of colonialism, ancient magic, and two young women's quest for belonging unfolds."
Family Lore: A Novel by Elizabeth Acevedo
Pub Date: August 1, 2023
"From bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes her first novel for adults, the story of one Dominican-American family told through the voices of its women as they await a gathering that will forever change their lives."
Airplane Mode: An Irreverent History of Travel by Shahnaz Habib
Pub Date: December 5, 2023
"A playful personal and cultural history of travel from a postcolonial, person-of-color perspective, Airplane Mode asks: what does it mean to be a joyous traveler when we live in the ruins of colonialism, capitalism and climate change?"