If you are a Black debut 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

African Town by Irene Latham & Charles Waters

January 18, 2022

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

February 1, 2022

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

You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

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

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

April 5, 2022

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

May 3, 2022

Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado

May 17, 2022

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

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

May 31, 2022

Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Deep in Providence by Riss M. Neilson

Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe

June 28, 2022

The Black Girls Left Standing by Juliana Goodman

July 12, 2022

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

July 26, 2022

Love Times Infinity by Lane Clarke

The Witchery by S. Isabelle

August 9, 2022

The Undead Truth of Us by Britney S. Lewis

How You Grow Wings by Rimma Onoseta

August 30, 2022

Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas

September 20, 2022

Until We Break by Matthew Dawkins

September 27, 2022

How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy

October 4, 2022

Forgive Me Not by Jennifer Baker

Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn

Looking For Grace by Pamela Varnado

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

October 25, 2022

The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal

November 15, 2022

Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins

November 22, 2022

Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse

November 29, 2022

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

Release Date TBD

Wild Jasmine by Chris Clarkson

Highly Suspicious, Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

Bluebell by Destinee Schriner