If you are a Black author with a traditionally published young adult novel and you are missing from this list, please email info@melanininya.com.

Please note that release dates are subject to change.

January 5, 2021

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis

The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake

When You Look Like Us by Pamela Harris

One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz & Tiffany D. Jackson

January 12, 2021

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults) by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink

The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

January 19, 2021

Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall

January 26, 2021

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle

February 2, 2021

Muted by Tami Charles

Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson

This Book is Anti-Racist Journal by Tiffany M. Jewell

Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson

February 9, 2021

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

February 16, 2021

Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron

February 23, 2021

Some Other Now by Sarah Everett

Nubia: Real One by L. L. McKinney (Graphic Novel)

Like Home by Louisa Onomé

March 2, 2021

Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

March 9, 2021

Noelle: The Mean Girl (Flyy Girls #3) by Ashley Woodfolk

March 16, 2021

That Way Madness Lies: Fifteen of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined Edited by Dahlia Adler (Anthology)

A ​Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy

April 6, 2021

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

Oculta by Maya Motayne

April 13, 2021

Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults) by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein

April 20, 2021

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

May 4, 2021

Hurricane Summer: A Novel by Asha Bromfield

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

May 11, 2021

Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass

May 18, 2021

Off the Record by Camryn Garrett

May 25, 2021

A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia

June 1, 2021

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

A Chorus Rises: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

June 8, 2021

The Marvelous by Claire Kann

Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat Edited by Cassandra Newbould

June 15, 2021

Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd

Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury

June 22, 2021

Darling by K. Ancrum

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon

June 29, 2021

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

July 6, 2021

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson

July 13, 2021

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison

Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise Edited by Laura Silverman

August 10, 2021

The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis

August 17, 2021

Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko

(Me) Moth by Amber McBride

August 24, 2021

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis

August 31, 2021

Flyy Girls Tobyn: The It Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

September 7, 2021

The Problem with the Other Side by Kwame Ivery

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow

The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

Battle of the Bands Edited by Lauren Gibaldi

September 14, 2021

Kneel by Candace Buford

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

September 21, 2021

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles

September 28, 2021

Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray

For All Time by Shanna Miles

October 5, 2021

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal

October 19, 2021

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood

October 26, 2021

Rest Easy by Warona Jolomba 

November 2, 2021

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown

Black Was the Ink by Michelle Coles

Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed Edited by Saraciea J. Fennell

November 23, 2021

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon

December 7, 2021

Fools in Love Edited by Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos

The Upper World by Femi Fadugba