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

The Rundown

  • Melanin in YA News
  • Book Deals
  • Cover Reveals
  • Awards/Honors
  • Buzz – Starred Reviews
  • General Updates
  • Podcasts
  • April 2022 Book Releases

Melanin in YA News

Book Deals

  • 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

  • Please reach out via email if you do not have access to this document as a Patron at the ARC level or above.

Cover Reveals

  • 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

General Updates


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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