- Book Deals
- Foreign Rights
- Buzz – Starred Reviews
- General Updates
- April 2022 Joy
- In a very nice deal, Candace Buford sold GOOD AS GOLD, coming summer 2023 from Disney-Hyperion.
- Lily Meade sold her YA speculative thriller, THE SHADOW SISTER, coming summer 2023 from Sourcefire Books.
- Keith F. Miller Jr sold the coming-of-age novel, PRITTY and its sequel, coming fall 2023 from HarperCollins. The book is the inspiration behind the short film which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
- Brianna Peppins sold her sophomore novel, AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER, coming Spring 2023 from Scholastic.
- Melody Simpson and Nafiza Azad sold a nonfiction anthology of essays, WRITING IN COLOR: THE LESSONS WE’VE LEARNED with contributions from Kosoko Jackson, Julian Winters, and more, coming summer 2023 from Simon & Schuster.
Publisher Breakdown 2022 So Far
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- ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé sold to Italy.
- WHITEOUT by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon sold to Finland.
- The HUGO Award Nominations were announced and includes REDEMPTOR by Jordan Ifueko as a nominee for Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, Tracy Deonn for Astounding Award for Best New Writer
- The IGNYTE Awards Nominations were announced and for Best Novel: Young Adult, the nominations include WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson, THIS POISON HEART by Kalynn Bayron, and REDEMPTOR by Jordan Ifueko.
- LOVE RADIO by Ebony LaDelle is an Indie’s Next Pick.
- The most recent Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections includes LOVE TIMES INFINITY by Lane Clarke, A GIRL’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MAGIC by Debbie Rigaud, and more!
Buzz – Starred Reviews
- Kirkus: INHERITANCE: A VISUAL POEM by Elizabeth Acevedo, BAD THINGS HAPPEN HERE by Rebecca Barrow, WE WEREN’T LOOKING TO BE FOUND by Stephanie Kuehn
- Publishers Weekly: LOVE RADIO by Ebony LaDelle
- School Library Journal: SURVIVE THE DOME by Kosoko Jackson
- The Horn Book: AIN’T BURNED ALL THE BRIGHT by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin
- ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé earned out in the UK. Congratulations, Faridah!
- Elizabeth Acevedo was featured in Harpers Bazaar Arabia.
- Actor, Omar Epps announced his YA novel, NUBIA: THE AWAKENING, co-written by Clarence A. Haynes.
- OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS by Justin A. Reynolds is now a webtoon.
- BLOOD LIKE MAGIC and BLOOD LIKE FATE by Liselle Sambury will release as a box set on September 13, 2022.
- Angie Thomas paid off her Mississippi home and gave it to her mother. Congratulations, Angie!
- It’s Personal Podcast
- Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich – April 21, 2022
April 2022 Joy
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