Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA has published the 2022 Book Release Schedule and the 2022 Debut Schedule. Book Deals India Hill Brown sold her YA debut, a romantic comedy, RHYTHM & MUSE coming Winter 2023 from Quill Tree. Willow Naomi CurryContinue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Bethany Baptiste sold world English rights for her debut YA contemporary fantasy, THE POISONS WE DRINK, coming Winter 2022 from Sourcebooks Fire. Jumata Emill sold their debut, a thriller, THE BLACK QUEEN, coming summer 2023 from Delacorte Press. Pamela N.Continue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA unveiled the Publisher Breakdown spreadsheet, which is only available to Patreon Patrons at the ARC level or above and paid Newsletter subscribers. You don’t want to miss this data! Be sureContinue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Kacen Callender sold a two-book six-figure deal for their contemporary novel, LARK & KASIM START A REVOLUTION coming 2022 from Abrams. Candice Iloh sold world English rights to their next novel in verse, SALT THE WATER comingContinue Reading

Book: ME (MOTH) by Amber McBride ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: August 17, 2021Publisher: Feiwel & FriendsISBN-13: 978-1250780362 Position in Bibliography: This is Amber McBride’s debut novel. Numbered Pages: 248Chapters: 147Word Count: Approx. 22,000 words Jacket Art: Rich DeasJacket Design: Rich DeasBook Design: Michelle McMillian Genre: ContemporarySetting: New York City & VirginiaContinue Reading

Book: UP ALL NIGHT: 13 STORIES BETWEEN SUNSET AND SUNRISE Edited by Laura Silverman ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: July 13, 2021Publisher: Algonquin Young ReadersISBN-13: 978-1643750415 Numbered Pages: 337Short Stories: There are 13 Short Stories Total, 4 of Which Are Written by Authors in the Melanin in YA Database Jacket Art andContinue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals In a 7 house auction, Jade Adia sold a two-book deal (world rights, six figures) to a contemporary, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD coming 2023 from Disney-Hyperion. g. haron-davis sold world rights for the anthology, TRANSMOGRIFY! comingContinue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Gabi Burton sold a YA fantasy, SING ME TO SLEEP and a sequel (in a six-figure preempt) coming 2023 from Bloomsbury. Krystal Marquis sold a deal (world English rights in a pre-empt) for her debut novel, aContinue Reading

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA reached its $25,000 Fundraising Goal! Woooo!!!!! Thank you so much to everyone for all of your support during this fundraiser. Read more here. Melanin in YA received a shout out inContinue Reading