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- 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!
- 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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- 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.
- 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
Buzz – Starred Reviews
- BookPage: SO MANY BEGINNINGS: A LITTLE WOMEN REMIX by Bethany C. Morrow
- Tomi Adeyemi was spotted at the Met Gala. Yes, the Met Gala. She wore Valentino.
- The National Book Foundation revealed the Fall 2021 NBF Presents Season lineup which includes Candice Iloh, Jason Reynolds, and Jacqueline Woodson.
- Bustle published the The Most Anticipated Books Of September 2021 which features BEASTS OF PREY by Ayana Gray, WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson, FOR ALL TIME by Shanna Miles, THE BONES OF RUIN by Sarah Raughley,
- CBC shared 22 Canadian YA books to watch for in fall 2021 which also featured THE BONES OF RUIN by Sarah Raughley.
- Forbes published Fall 2021 YA Preview: 11 Of The Most Interesting New Books which features KNEEL by Candace Buford, BLACK BIRDS IN THE SKY by Brandy Colbert, THINGS WE COULDN’T SAY by Jay Coles, and WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson.
September 2021 Joy
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