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

Starting Up Melanin in YA with GoFundMe

Melanin in YA is now on GoFundMe! Please donate if you can! Thank you! Melanin in YAย  is currently in progress as a database for all things Black in traditional Young Adult (this does not include middle grade or new adult) publishing. Melanin in YA was made for a variety of reasons that boil downContinue Reading

Coming Soon to Melanin in YA

Thank you so much for the support for Melanin in YA! If you have yet to fill out the survey to let Melanin in YA know what else you’d like to see on this website, please do so here. If you’re a traditionally published Black YA author and your name is not yet listed inContinue Reading

Welcome to Melanin in YA

Welcome to the soft launch for Melanin in YA! This site was created to serve as a resource for all things Black in the Young Adult reading world. Ultimately, Melanin in YA is a place where you can go to for everything and we mean everything Black in traditional YA publishing. The directory section ofContinue Reading