What Are You Reading This Black History Month?

Books can shape history makers. As we head into Black History Month, let’s celebrate the authors writing for today’s readers and tomorrow’s future history makers. Let us amplify their voices so that today’s youth can see and read books with people who look like them as the heroes. Seeing ourselves in art and in the media and being represented in this way is vital. Join Melanin in YA in equipping today’s readers with the best of the best. Works by Black creators and for today’s young Black creators.

Melanin in YA Challenge

In an effort to amplify Black voices for today’s youth, we challenge you this month to read a young adult book by a Black author. What young adult books by a Black author will you be reading this month? Let’s see that Melanin! Show us what you’ll be reading in February on Instagram or Twitter and be sure to use #MelanininYA when you share!

Kicking off the challenge, we have Jordan Hull (The L Word Generation Q) who is reading A LOVE HATE THING by Whitney D. Grandison which you can purchase here!

You ready? Let’s see that Melanin and remember to tag #MelaninnYA!


We’ll also be giving away books every week during Black History Month, starting with THE BLACK KIDS by Christina Hammonds Reed, THE AWAKENING OF MALCOLM X by Tiffany D. Jackson and Ilyasah Shabazz, and ANGEL OF GREENWOOD by Randi Pink. Enter on Instagram or Twitter now! The first giveaway ends on February 6, 2021 so be sure you’re following on social media for this and future giveaways!

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