February 2022 Part Two News, Deals, Reveals, & More

The Rundown

  • Book Deals
  • Cover Reveals
  • Appearances
  • Awards/Honors
  • Buzz – Starred Reviews
  • General Updates
  • Podcasts
  • March 2022 Releases

Book Deals

  • Bex Glendining sold their debut YA graphic novel, INDIGO PORT, coming spring 2025 from Abrams/Amulet.
  • Myisha Haynes sold two YA graphic novels, HUMANITIES 101 and another untitled, the first coming 2024 from First Second.
  • In a preempt, six-figure, three-book deal, Akure Phénix sold THE EMPIRE WARS series coming spring 2024 from Blackstone Publishing.

Publisher Breakdown 2022 So Far

Cover Reveals

  • Bustle unveiled the cover for LARK & KASIM START A REVOLUTION by Kacen Callender (September 27, 2022)
    • Cover: Sabrena Khadija
    • Cover Design: Jade Rector


Note: To see the latest virtual events coming up, be sure to visit the Events page!

  • Jason Reynolds appeared on Washington Post Live. Watch the full half-hour episode here.


  • ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens.
  • RAT by Patrice Lawrence, CONCRETE ROSE by Angie Thomas, and PUNCHING THE AIR by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam have been long listed for the 2022 Yoto Carnegie Medal Award.

Buzz – Starred Reviews

General Updates


March 2022 Releases

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

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