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 4, 2022

The Chosen Ones by Echo Brown

One True Loves by Elise Bryant

The Kindred by Alechia Dow

African Town by Irene Latham & Charles Waters

January 11, 2022

Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne

Ashes of Gold by J. Elle

The Monarchs by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige

Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds & Jason Griffin

January 18, 2022

Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor

Game On: 15 Stories of Wins, Losses, and Everything in Between Edited by Laura Silverman

Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party by Jetta Grace Martin, Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin Jr.

January 25, 2022

Mister Miracle: The Great Escape by Varian Johnson & Daniel Isles (Graphic Novel)

Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor’s Life by Marilyn Nelson

February 1, 2022

Murder of Crows by K. Ancrum

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee

And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems by Erica Martin

February 8, 2022

Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams

You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

February 15, 2022

Reclaim The Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space Edited by Zoraida Córdova

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi

February 22, 2022

Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil

March 1, 2022

The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Every Variable Of Us by Charles A. Bush

The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra

Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys & Andrew Weiner, Illustrated by Brittney Williams (Graphic Novel)

Turning by Joy L. Smith

March 8, 2022

Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye

March 15, 2022

Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

March 22, 2022

Okoye To The People: A Black Panther Novel by Ibi Zoboi, Illustrated by Noa Denmon

March 29, 2022

Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson

April 5, 2022

Scout’s Honor by Lily Anderson

Omens Bite by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

You Are More Than Magic: The Black and Brown Girls’ Guide to Finding Your Voice by Minda Harts

Nothing Burns As Bright As You by Ashley Woodfolk

May 3, 2022

Inheritance: A Visual Poem by Elizabeth Acevedo, Illustrated by Andrea Pippins

Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney

Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado

May 10, 2022

Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee

May 17, 2022

How to Live Without You by Sarah Everett

Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual For Teens by Luvvie Jones

Perfect Score by Angelica Monai writing as A.M. Ellis

May 24, 2022

Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

May 31, 2022

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna

Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Deep in Providence by Riss M. Neilson

Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe

June 7, 2022

Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest

Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart

June 11, 2022

That Summer Night on Frenchmen Street by Chris Clarkson

June 21, 2022

This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron

We Weren’t Looking To Be Found by Stephanie Kuehn

June 28, 2022

Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

The Black Girls Left Standing by Juliana Goodman

July 26, 2022

Love Times Infinity by Lane Clarke

The Witchery by S. Isabelle

Twice as Perfect by Louisa Onomé

August 9, 2022

The Undead Truth of Us by Britney S. Lewis

How You Grow Wings by Rimma Onoseta

Blood Like Fate by Liselle Sambury

August 30, 2022

Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas

September 6, 2022

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson

Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories Edited by Yamile Saied Méndez (Author) Amparo Ortiz

September 20, 2022

Eternally Yours Edited by Patrice Caldwell

Until We Break by Matthew Dawkins

The Getaway by Lamar Giles

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland

September 27, 2022

Soul of the Deep by Natasha Bowen

How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith & Derrick Barnes, Illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

Opening My Eyes Underwater: Essays on Hope, Humanity, and Our Hero Michelle Obama by Ashley Woodfolk

October 4, 2022

Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn

October 11, 2022

Don’t Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America by Achut Deng and Keely Hutton

Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Landon

October 25, 2022

The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal

November 8, 2022

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn

November 15, 2022

Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins

November 22, 2022

At Midnight Edited by Dahlia Adler

Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse

November 29, 2022

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

Release Date TBD

The Grimoire of Grave Fates edited by Hanna Alkaf & Margaret Owen

The Blackwoods by Brandy Colbert

Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School by Tiffany Jewell

Property of No State by George M. Johnson

Monster by Jessica Lewis

You’re Breaking My Heart by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovic