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

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

May 18, 2021

Off the Record by Camryn Garrett

June 1, 2021

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

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

Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd

Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

June 8, 2021

The Marvelous by Claire Kann

June 15, 2021

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

July 6, 2021

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

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

August 5, 2021

Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

August 10, 2021

The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis

August 17, 2021

(Me) Moth by Amber McBride

August 19, 2021

The Upper World by Femi Fadugba

August 24, 2021

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis

August 31, 2021

Flyy Girls Noelle: The It Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

September 7, 2021

The Problem with the Other Side by Kwame Ivery

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

The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

September 14, 2021

Kneel by Candace Buford

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

Battle of the Bands Edited by Lauren Gibaldi

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

September 21, 2021

Lethal Lit by K. Ancrum

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles

Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil

September 28, 2021

For All Time by Shanna Miles

October 5, 2021

The Mirror Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

November 3, 2021

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown

November 9, 2021

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood

A Crown So Cursed by L.L. McKinney

Release Date TBD

Fools in Love Edited by Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos

Botched by Shannon Gibney

Until All Are Free: The Black Panther Party’s Call for Revolution by Kekla Magoon

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi