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


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Melanin in YA News

  • Melanin in YA unveiled the Publisher Breakdown spreadsheet, which is only available to Patreon Patrons at the ARC level or above and paid Newsletter subscribers. You don’t want to miss this data! Be sure to become a patron or subscribe!

Book Deals

  • Alicia Keys sold her graphic novel, GIRL ON FIRE with co-author Andrew Weiner and illustrator, Brittney Williams, coming March 2022 from HarperCollins.
  • Rose Egal sold her debut YA sci-fi novel, THE SEVENFOLD, coming 2022 from Page Street.
  • Maika and Maritza Moulite sold a good deal, a two book deal, for their zombie novel, THE SUMMER I ATE THE RICH coming fall 2023 from Farrar, Straus Children’s.
  • Kristina Forest and Dana Davis will appear in the anthology, FRESHMAN ORIENTATION, edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith, coming spring 2023 from Candlewick.
  • Kirya Traber sold her untitled debut novel, coming 2023 from Dutton Children’s Books.

Publisher Breakdown 2021 So Far

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Foreign Rights

  • ONE TRUE LOVES by Elise Bryant sold to Germany.
  • WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson sold to Germany and Brazil.
  • BLACKOUT by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon sold to Korea and Turkey.

Cover Reveals

  • We Need Diverse Books unveiled the cover for A GIRL’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MAGIC by Debbie Rigaud (July 26, 2022)

Illustration: Erick Davila

Cover Design: Yaffa Jaskol

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General Updates


September 2021 Joy

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