Mid-May 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Have you heard?! Melanin in YA is expanding as an LLC! We’re currently crowdfunding for start up costs and Iโ€™m asking for your help, whether a financial show of support or simply by sharing theย GoFundMe. No donation is tooContinue Reading

April 2021 Part Two News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA is expanding as an LLC! There’s plenty in store for the future of Melanin in YA. To become self-sustaining and have as much time as needed to focus on Melanin in YA, I’m asking for yourContinue Reading

Melanin in YA is Expanding

Melanin in YA was founded in response to a culmination of events showcasing the lack of support for the Black community, specifically in the publishing industry, particularly in the YA space.  With an increase in statements from publishers supporting Black Lives and zero follow through reflected in these company practices of traditionally excluding & underContinue Reading

Mid-April 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

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. Destinee Schriner sold a niceContinue Reading

March Part Two 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA is now on Clubhouse! If you are an Apple user (iPhone, iPad), please be sure to search “Melanin in YA” in Clubs and join the Melanin in YA Club! Melanin in YA launched Book Profiles! ThereContinue Reading

Book Profile – Flyy Girls Noelle: The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

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: Zharia ShinnBook Design: Julia RosenfeldContinue Reading

Book Profile – That Way Madness Lies: 15 of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined Edited by Dahlia Adler

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: Devan NormanJacket Design & Hand Lettering:Continue Reading

Book Profile: Muted by Tami Charles

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 Jacket Art: Adekunle AdelekeJacket Design: MaeveContinue Reading

Book Profile: Home Is Not A Country by Safia Elhillo

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: New Country, Part One: TheContinue Reading

Mid-March 2021 News, Deals, Reveals, & More

Subscribe: Want the full newsletter? Subscribe on Substack for $5 a month! Melanin in YA News Melanin in YA is now on Clubhouse! If you are an Apple user (iPhone, iPad), please be sure to search “Melanin in YA” in Clubs and join the Melanin in YA Club! Book Profiles are here! Check out theContinue Reading

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