February 2021 Part Two News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month or become a patron at the Advanced Reader Content level or higher! Melanin in YA News The first Hidden Page on Melanin in YA is here! Hidden pages are only available to paid Substack newsletter subscribers and Patreon patrons only. Current Giveaways: 1)Continue Reading

Mid-February 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA is now on Facebook! Please be sure to Like our Facebook Page and/or join our Facebook Group! Please be sure to let your Facebook family and friends know all about Melanin in YA! Word of mouthContinue Reading

EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

Melanin in YA is honored to exclusively share the cover reveal for her upcoming historical fantasy, THE BONES OF RUIN by Sarah Raughley, out this fall! Even better, we’re lucky enough to have an EXCERPT to share with you! Ahhhh! You ready to see more? Scroll down! Release Date: September 7, 2021Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry BooksISBN-13: 978-1534453562Continue Reading

January 2021 Part Two News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Alechia Dow sold a deal for her contemporary fantasy novel, SWEET STAKES coming 2023 from Inkyard Press. Lamar Giles sold his untitled speculative-fiction horror novel in an exclusive submission to Scholastic, coming Fall 2022. Jas Hammonds sold a two-book deal in a preempt forContinue Reading

What Are You Reading This Black History Month?

Books can shape history makers. As we head into Black History Month, let’s celebrate the authors writing for today’s readers and tomorrow’s future history makers. Let us amplify their voices so that today’s youth can see and read books with people who look like them as the heroes. Seeing ourselves in art and in theContinue Reading

Mid-January 2021 News

See a news item missing? Email melanininya@gmail.com in time for the next news round up at the end of the month! Book Deals Charity Alyse sold her debut novel, OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS coming Fall 2022 from Denene Millner Books. Britney S. Lewis sold her debut novel in a two-book deal, the first bookContinue Reading

Melanin in YA is Here!

The day has come! Melanin in YA has officially launched! Hooray! What does this mean? This means that this database is 90% complete! The goal was to make the database 100% complete by launch day but we can thank 2020 for the delay! Onward! If you’ve been following Melanin in YA since its soft launchContinue Reading

2020 Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

While Melanin in YA continues to prepare for the official launch, here’s a quick guide to holiday gift buying including 50 items under $50 from Black owned businesses/creators (plus one item that is currently sold out but too cool to leave off the list). Among the list are three books you may have missed whenContinue Reading

Support Melanin in YA Long Term on Patreon

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to Melanin in YA on GoFundMe. Donations have been turned off since we have reached our start up funds goal, purchased books with surpassed donations, and shipping costs are covered for these future book giveaways. The GoFundMe was a huge success. Thank you! Melanin in YA stillContinue Reading


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