Introducing… Shop Melanin in YA

The official launch of Shop Melanin in Y.A. is here! Shop Melanin in Y.A. spreads awareness about the Black young adult (Y.A.) literature space. We create wearable merchandise as well as merchandise that readers, writers and industry professionals can easily gift their loved ones to introduce them to the Melanin in YA brand. By introducing peopleContinue Reading

Introducing the Melanin in YA Subscription Box!

Melanin in YA is thrilled to announce the launch of the Melanin in YA Subscription Box! What’s inside each book box? 1 Hardcover YA Book written by a Black author 1 Backlist YA Book (typically a paperback copy) written by a Black author 2 Swag Products from Black Owned Businesses What’s inside the Inaugural JuneContinue Reading

Mid-April 2022 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

The Rundown Book Deals Foreign Rights Awards/Honors Buzz – Starred Reviews General Updates Podcasts April 2022 Joy Book Deals In a very nice deal, Candace Buford sold GOOD AS GOLD, coming summer 2023 from Disney-Hyperion. Lily Meade sold her YA speculative thriller, THE SHADOW SISTER, coming summer 2023 from Sourcefire Books. Keith F. Miller JrContinue Reading

March Part Two 2022 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

The Rundown Melanin in YA News Book Deals Cover Reveals Awards/Honors Buzz – Starred Reviews General Updates Podcasts April 2022 Book Releases Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA recently appeared on The Waves of YA Podcast. Be sure to give it a listen! Book Deals Dale Walls sold a YA contemporary, THE QUEER GIRLContinue Reading

Book Profile: Rise Up!: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy by Crystal M. Fleming

Book: RISE UP!: HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY by Crystal M. Fleming ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: October 19, 2021Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) ISBN-13: 978-1250226389 Numbered Pages: 176Chapters: 9Word Count: Approx. 64,000 words Jacket Art: Hadil MohammedJacket Design: Liz Dresner Audiobook Run Time: 6 hours and 32 minutes (Unabridged)Audiobook Narrator: Narrated by theContinue Reading

Mid-March 2022 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

The Rundown Book Deals Cover Reveals Bestseller Lists Awards/Honors Buzz – Starred Reviews General Updates Podcasts March 2022 Joy Book Deals Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge sold a YA nonfiction book, NEARER MY FREEDOM, coming spring 2023 from Lerner/Zest Books. Brian Wasson sold, at auction, his debut YA romcom, SEVEN MINUTES IN CANDYLAND, coming fall 2023 from QuillContinue Reading

Book Profile – And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems by Erica Martin

Book: AND WE RISE: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN POEMS by Erica Martin ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: February 1, 2022Publisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersISBN-13: 978-0593352526 Position in Bibliography: Debut Novel Numbered Pages: 153Chapters: 44 (Chapter Titles, Not Numbered)Word Count: Approx. 14,000 words Jacket Art: Adriana BelletJacket Design: Theresa EvangelistText Font: Freight Audiobook Run Time: 1Continue Reading

February 2022 Part Two News, Deals, Reveals, & More

The Rundown Book Deals Cover Reveals Appearances Awards/Honors Buzz – Starred Reviews General Updates Podcasts March 2022 Releases Book Deals Bex Glendining sold their debut YA graphic novel, INDIGO PORT, coming spring 2025 from Abrams/Amulet. Myisha Haynes sold two YA graphic novels, HUMANITIES 101 and another untitled, the first coming 2024 from First Second. InContinue Reading

Mid-February 2022 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 Tinseltown – Adaptation News Cover Reveals Bestseller Lists Appearances Awards/Honors Buzz – Starred Reviews General Updates Podcasts February 2022 Joy Melanin in YA News Tips given during the free February Brain Pick webinarContinue Reading

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