- Melanin in YA News
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- Buzz – Starred Reviews
- General Updates
- April 2022 Book Releases
Melanin in YA News
- Melanin in YA recently appeared on The Waves of YA Podcast. Be sure to give it a listen!
- Dale Walls sold a YA contemporary, THE QUEER GIRL IS GOING TO BE OKAY coming fall 2023 from Levine Querido.
Publisher Breakdown 2022 So Far
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- Whitney Amazeen unveiled the cover for SOMETHING BRIGHT AND BURNING (September 20, 2022).
- Cover: Murphy Rae & Ashley Ranae
- Penguin Teen unveiled the cover for HOW TO SUCCEED IN WITCHCRAFT by Aislinn Brophy (September 27, 2022).
- Cover Designer: Danielle Ceccolini
- Artist: Alex Cabal
- Harper Glenn unveiled the cover for their debut novel, MONARCH RISING (October 4, 2022).
- Cover Art: Jeff Manning
- ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé landed on The 2022 British Book Awards shortlist for Book of the Year: Children’s Fiction.
Buzz – Starred Reviews
- BookPage: SCOUT’S HONOR by Lily Anderson, NOTHING BURNS AS BRIGHT AS YOU by Ashley Woodfolk
- Kirkus: BAD THINGS HAPPEN HERE by Rebecca Barrow, LOVE RADIO by Ebony LaDelle
- Adrianne White (ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES) is fundraising for her upcoming heart surgery.
- NOTHING BURNS AS BRIGHT AS YOU by Ashley Woodfolk is Blue Willow Bookshop’s Teen Advisory Board’s April 2022 Pick and a B&N Most Anticipated YA Book Release of April 2022.
- Bustle has some familiar names in 9 Must-Read New Books Out This Week and 10 Must-Read New Books To Pick Up This Week.
- DIV Book Fest has announced its date for its inaugural in person festival in Chicago. Save the date for September 17, 2022! The book festival is free to attend and they are fundraising for the event here.
- Epic Reads has some familiar titles in These 45 YA Duologies Will Look Great On Your Shelf, 14 YA Books Filled With Feminist Fury, and 92 Standalone Novels to Read When You’re Not Feeling a Series.
- Registration is now open for SCBWI 2022 Tahquitz Writers Retreat which features Literary Agent, Ameerah Holliday.
- Teen Vogue published 11 Contemporary Retellings Of Classic Books You Probably Read In High School which feature books by Tracy Deonn and Bethany C. Morrow among others.
- YALLWest has announced its 2022 lineup. Black YA authors in attendance: Kacen Callender, Dhonielle Clayton, Tracy Deonn, Namina Forna, Ebony LaDelle, Ashley Woodfolk
- It’s Personal Podcast
- Ashley Woodfolk – March 17, 2022
April 2022 Book Releases
April 5, 2022
Scout’s Honor by Lily Anderson
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
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