Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Ayesha Harruna Attah sold North American rights for THE DEEP BLUE BETWEEN coming spring 2022 from Carolrhoda. Rhiannon Richardson sold a deal (world rights) for her contemporary novel, SWEET CHARITY coming spring 2023 from Simon & Schuster.Continue Reading

Book: NOELLE: THE MEAN GIRL (FLYY GIRLS #3) by Ashley Woodfolk ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: March 9, 2021Publisher: Penguin WorkshopISBN-13: 978-0593096086 Position in Bibliography: This is the third book in the FLYY GIRLS series and Ashley Woodfolk’s fifth young adult novel. Numbered Pages: 142Chapters: 15Word Count: Approx. 18,000 words Cover Illustration:Continue Reading

Book: THAT WAY MADNESS LIES: 15 OF SHAKESPEARE’S MOST NOTABLE WORKS REIMAGINED Edited by Dahlia Adler ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: March 16, 2021Publisher: Flatiron BooksISBN-13: 978-1250753861 Numbered Pages: 321Short Stories: There are 15 Short Stories Total, 4 of Which Are Written by Authors in the Melanin in YA Database Design: DevanContinue Reading

Book: MUTED by Tami Charles ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: February 2, 2021Publisher: Scholastic PressISBN-13: 978-1338673524 Position in Bibliography: This is Tami’s second young adult novel. Numbered Pages: 383Chapters: 255, (Chapter Titles, Not Numbered), (Part One: Check In, Part Two: Security, Part Three: Takeoff, Part Four: Landing)Word Count: Approx. 41,000 words JacketContinue Reading

Book: HOME IS NOT A COUNTRY by Safia Elhillo ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: March 2, 2021Publisher: Make Me a WorldISBN-13: 978-0593177051 Position in Bibliography: This is not Safia’s first book though this is Safia’s first traditionally published young adult novel. Numbered Pages: 215 PagesChapters: 135 Chapters, (Chapter Titles, Not Numbered), (Prologue:Continue Reading

Book: CHLORINE SKY by Mahogany L. Browne ____________________________________________________________ Release Date: January 12, 2021Publisher: Crown Books for Young ReadersISBN-13: 978-0593176399 Position in Bibliography: Debut Novel, Standalone Novel Numbered Pages: 178Chapters: 98 (Chapter Titles, Not Numbered)Word Count: Approx. 17,000 words Cover Art: Kgabo “Saint Rose” MametjaJacket Design: Ray Shappell & Torborg DavernInteriorContinue Reading