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

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! The Rundown Melanin in YA News Book Deals Foreign Rights Awards/Honors Buzz – Starred Reviews Best Of Lists General Updates Podcasts December 2021 Book Releases Melanin in YA News The Melanin in YA 2021 Bookish Holiday Gift Guide has been published with discountContinue Reading

31 Days of Holiday Bookish Giveaways!

It’s almost that time of year again! Every day during the month of December, Melanin in YA will be giving away books (physical copies, ebooks, and audiobooks)! Most of the giveaways will take place on Twitter, so be sure you’re following @melanin_ya. A number of the giveaways will also take place on Instagram, so beContinue Reading

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

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News The 2021 Bookish Holiday Gift Guide is here! 50 gifts under $60 from Black owned businesses and creators, with discount codes for XOXO, Sierra and Laurie Makes just for Melanin in YA readers! Woo! Also, stay tuned for anContinue Reading

2021 Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

Melanin in YA had so much fun putting together a holiday guide last year that we’re back for another round! This quick Black bookish holiday gift guide includes 50 items under $60 from Black owned businesses/creators, including ten YA books by Black authors released this year (written 5 debut authors and 5 established YA authors)Continue Reading

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

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Stay tuned for the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide and the first Holiday Giveaway coming in the next news roundup! Book Deals In a six-figure deal, R. Eric Thomas sold his YA contemporary debut Kings of B’MORE, coming summer 2022Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: The Undead Truth of Us by Britney S. Lewis

Melanin in YA is thrilled to exclusively share the cover reveal for THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US by Britney S. Lewis, out Summer 2022! Release Date: Summer 2022Publisher: Disney Hyperion Cover Design: Zareen JohnsonIllustrator: Adekunle Adeleke SADIE meets THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER meets WARM BODIES Britney Lewis’s debut THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US follows sixteen-year-old dancer,  Zharie, “Z”, Young who, after herContinue Reading

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

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA has published the 2022 Book Release Schedule and the 2022 Debut Schedule. Book Deals India Hill Brown sold her YA debut, a romantic comedy, RHYTHM & MUSE coming Winter 2023 from Quill Tree. Willow Naomi Curry sold her debut, a mystery, ARCADIA, coming SpringContinue Reading

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

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Bethany Baptiste sold world English rights for her debut YA contemporary fantasy, THE POISONS WE DRINK, coming Winter 2022 from Sourcebooks Fire. Jumata Emill sold their debut, a thriller, THE BLACK QUEEN, coming summer 2023 from Delacorte Press. Pamela N. Harris sold a contemporary andContinue Reading

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

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA unveiled the Publisher Breakdown spreadsheet, which is only available to Patreon Patrons at the ARC level or above and paid Newsletter subscribers. You don’t want to miss this data! Be sure to become a patron orContinue Reading

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

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Kacen Callender sold a two-book six-figure deal for their contemporary novel, LARK & KASIM START A REVOLUTION coming 2022 from Abrams. Candice Iloh sold world English rights to their next novel in verse, SALT THE WATER coming 2023 from Dutton. Cam Montgomery‘sContinue Reading

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