If you are a Black author with a traditionally published young adult novel and you are missing from this list, please email info@melanininya.com.

Please note that release dates are subject to change.

January 3, 2023

Highly Suspicious, Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos

Dark Testament: Blackout Poems by Crystal Simone Smith

16 & Pregnant by LaLa Thomas

January 10, 2023

Friday I’m in Love by Camryn Garrett

For Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome

The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Shannon Gibney

We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride

Cool. Awkward. Black. Edited by Karen Strong

January 17, 2023

As You Walk On by Julian Winters

January 24, 2023

Sun Keep Rising by Kristen R. Lee

The Minus-One Club by Kekla Magoon

January 31, 2023

Play the Game by Charlene Allen

Promise Boys by Nick Brooks

Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant

The Black Queen by Jumata Emill

The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

How to Be a (Young) Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi & Nic Stone

February 7, 2023

Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood

NerdCrush by Alisha Emrich

Daughters of Oduma by Moses Ose Utomi

February 14, 2023

The Beauty Trials by Dhonielle Clayton

And Other Mistakes by Erika Turner

February 21, 2023

Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson

February 28, 2023

Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury

Chaos Theory by Nic Stone

March 7, 2023

Study Break: 11 College Tales from Orientation to Graduation Edited by Aashna Avachat

My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron

The Jump by Brittney Morris

March 7, 2023

There Goes the Neighborhood by Jade Adia

March 28, 2023

Chaos & Flame by Justina Ireland & Tessa Gratton

April 4, 2023

Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton

Promposal by RaeChell Garrett

Spirit of the Slayer by Sharina Harris

April 11, 2023

Master of Souls by Rena Barron

Ab(solutely) Normal: Short Stories That Smash Mental Health Stereotypes Edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter & Rocky Callen

April 18, 2022

The Song of Wrath by Sarah Raughley

April 25, 2023

That Self-Same Metal by Brittany N. Williams

May 2, 2023

We Don’t Swim Here by Vincent Tirado

May 9, 2023

The Secret Summer Promise by Keah Brown

I’m Not Supposed to Be in the Dark by Riss M. Neilson

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi

May 16, 2023

Transmogrify!: 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic Edited by g. haron davis

As Long As We’re Together by Brianna Peppins

May 23, 2023

Forever Is Now by Mariama J. Lockington

May 30, 2023

Rhythm & Muse by India Hill Brown

When the Vibe Is Right by Sarah Dass

The Melancholy of Summer by Louisa Onomé

You Bet Your Heart by Danielle Parker

Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon

June 6, 2023

The Grimoire of Grave Fates Edited by Hanna Alkaf & Margaret Owen

When It All Syncs Up by Maya Ameyaw

Good as Gold by Candace Buford

Ride or Die by Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu

June 13, 2023

What She Missed by Liara Tamani

June 20, 2023

You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight by Kalynn Bayron

This Town Is on Fire by Pamela N. Harris

June 27, 2023

Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton

Invisible Son by Kim Johnson

The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade

House Party Edited by Justin A. Reynolds

July 11, 2023

A Song of Salvation by Alechia Dow

My Week with Him by Joya Goffney

July 18, 2023

Splintered Magic by L.L. McKinney

July 25, 2023

Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington

August 22, 2023

Writing in Color: The Lessons We’ve Learned Edited by Nafiza Azad & Melody Simpson

August 29, 2023

House of Marionne by J. Elle

Neverwraith by Shakir Rashaan

September 12, 2023

Ghost Roast by Shawnelle Gibbs, Shawnee Gibbs & Emily Cannon

September 19, 2023

A Crown So Cursed by L.L. McKinney

October 3, 2023

Salt the Water by Candice Iloh

The Forest Demands Its Due by Kosoko Jackson

October 10, 2023

Songs of Irie by Asha Bromfield

October 17, 2023

All These Sunken Souls: A Black Horror Anthology Edited by Circe Moskowitz

November 7, 2023

Lucero by Maya Motayne

Wish of the Wicked by Danielle Paige

Release Date TBD

Heart-Shaped Lies by Elizabeth Agyemang

Epicenter by Mahogany L. Browne

Arcadia by Willow Naomi Curry

Out of Body by Nia Davenport

Adoptee to Adoptee Edited by Shannon Gibney & Nicole Chung

Fishing by Michael Ralph and Nia Palmer & Laura Molnar 

Sweet Clarity by Rhiannon Richardson

All the Fighting Parts by Hannah V. Sawyerr