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


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Book Deals

  • In a 7 house auction, Jade Adia sold a two-book deal (world rights, six figures) to a contemporary, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD coming 2023 from Disney-Hyperion.
  • g. haron-davis sold world rights for the anthology, TRANSMOGRIFY! coming 2023 from HarperTeen.
  • Nilah Magruder and Illustrator, Sonia Liao sold their fantasy, HEX AND HAVOC duology coming 2023 from HarperCollins.
  • Danielle Parker sold a two book deal at auction for her contemporary rom-com novel, YOU BET YOUR HEART coming 2023 from Joy Revolution.

Publisher Breakdown 2021 So Far

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Foreign Rights

  • WITHIN THESE WICKED WALLS by Lauren Blackwood sold to Turkey.
  • LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jason Reynolds sold to China.

Cover Reveals

  • J. Elle unveiled the cover for ASHES OF GOLD (January 11, 2022)

Buzz – Starred Reviews

  • School Library Journal: (ME) MOTH by Amber McBride

General Updates

  • Jess Harold is now an Editor at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
  • The Barnes & Noble Monthly Young Adult pick is GROWN by Tiffany D. Jackson.
  • Jas Perry was promoted to Agent at KT Literary.
  • Mahogany Books opened a second store location in National Harbor.
  • Bustle wrote a feature on StoryGraph Creator, Nadia Odunyano.
  • Sydney Tillman is now the Publicity Manager at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  • Time Magazine released the 100 Best YA Books of All Time which include CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi, THE POET X and WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo, THE BLACK FLAMINGO by Dean Atta, TYRELL by Coe Booth, FELIX EVER AFTER by Kacen Callender, COPPER SUN by Sharon Draper, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN by Leah Johnson, MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers, LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds, STAMPED by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi, DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone, THE HATE U GIVE By Angie Thomas, IF YOU COME SOFTLY by Jacqueline Woodson, THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon, AMERICAN STREET by Ibi Zoboi and more.

Pre-Order Campaigns

  • REDEMPTOR by Jordan Ifueko (Ends August 16th)


August 2021 Joy

Photo Credit: Charlotte Nicole Davis

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