- Book Deals
- Cover Reveals
- Buzz – Starred Reviews
- General Updates
- March 2022 Releases
- 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
- Bustle unveiled the cover for LARK & KASIM START A REVOLUTION by Kacen Callender (September 27, 2022)
- Cover: Sabrena Khadija
- Cover Design: Jade Rector
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- 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
- BookPage: AFRICAN TOWN by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
- Booklist: AFRICAN TOWN by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
- Kirkus: THE DEEP BLUE BETWEEN by Ayesha Harruna Attah
- School Library Journal: NOTHING BURNS AS BRIGHT AS YOU by Ashley Woodfolk
- Publishers Weekly: SCOUT’S HONOR by Lily Anderson
- Baldwin & Co. has become the largest Black owned bulk book supplier in the Southeast region of the United States. Congratulations!
- Buzzfeed published 15 LGBTQIA+ Books That Aren’t About Coming Out.
- Epic Reads published The 22 Best New YA Books of March and 22 Upcoming YA Books by Black Authors.
- Latinx Kidlit Book Festival announced the dates for 2022! Mark your calendar for October 13-14, 2022!
- Loyalty Books is celebrating 3 years in business. Congratulations!!!!
- Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes appeared on Good Day LA and shouted out MIRROR GIRLS by Kelly McWilliams.
- Jas Perry has joined People of Color in Publishing as the Director of Special Projects.
- Pop Sugar published Over 130 of the Best New Book Releases So Far and you’ll be scrolling for quite some time before you get to a Black YA book but we’re on there.
- Teen Vogue published 25 Books by Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read in 2022.
- Write or Die Podcast
- Deborah Falaye – February 28, 2022
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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