Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Book Deals Alechia Dow sold a deal for her contemporary fantasy novel, SWEET STAKES coming 2023 from Inkyard Press. Lamar Giles sold his untitled speculative-fiction horror novel in an exclusive submission to Scholastic, coming Fall 2022. Jas Hammonds sold a two-bookContinue Reading

Books can shape history makers. As we head into Black History Month, let’s celebrate the authors writing for today’s readers and tomorrow’s future history makers. Let us amplify their voices so that today’s youth can see and read books with people who look like them as the heroes. Seeing ourselvesContinue Reading

The day has come! Melanin in YA has officially launched! Hooray! What does this mean? This means that this database is 90% complete! The goal was to make the database 100% complete by launch day but we can thank 2020 for the delay! Onward! If you’ve been following Melanin inContinue Reading

While Melanin in YA continues to prepare for the official launch, here’s a quick guide to holiday gift buying including 50 items under $50 from Black owned businesses/creators (plus one item that is currently sold out but too cool to leave off the list). Among the list are three booksContinue Reading

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to Melanin in YA on GoFundMe. Donations have been turned off since we have reached our start up funds goal, purchased books with surpassed donations, and shipping costs are covered for these future book giveaways. The GoFundMe was a huge success. ThankContinue Reading