This space serves as a listing of YA books written by Black authors that hit the NYT Bestsellers Young Adult Paperback List.

This list is currently updated from October 2019 – July 2021. This list is updated once a month.

Notes: The most Black YA authors to appear on the NYT Bestsellers Paperback List in the same month is 6 authors as of July 2020.

The most YA Books written by Black authors to appear on the NYT Bestsellers Paperback List in the same month is 7 books as of July 2020.

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The Poet X by by Elizabeth Acevedo

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #7 in July 2020

Highest Rank: #7

Initial Months Straight on The List: 1

Months on List: 1

July 2020

With the Fire on High by by Elizabeth Acevedo

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #10 in June 2021

Highest Rank: #10

Initial Months Straight on The List: 1

Months on List: 1

June 2021

This Book is Anti-Racist by by Tiffany Jewell. Illustrated by Aurélia Durand

Genre: Nonfiction

Debut: #1 in July 2020

Highest Rank: #1

Initial Months Straight on The List: 5

Months on List: 6

2021: March

2020: July, August, September, October, November

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #3 in October 2019

Highest Rank: #1 in November 2019

Initial Months Straight on The List: 3

Months on List: 17

2021: February, May, June, August, September

2020: February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November

2019: October, November, December

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #8 in October 2019

Highest Rank: #2 in July 2020

Initial Months Straight on The List: 1

Months on List: 7

2021: July

2020: July, August, September, October, November

2019: October

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #5 in October 2019

Highest Rank: #1 in February 2020

Initial Months Straight on The List: 3

Months on List: 15

2021: January, February

2020: February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2019: October, November, December

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Genre: Nonfiction

Debut: #10 in January 2020

Highest Rank: #4 in May 2020

Initial Months Straight on The List: 2

Months on List: 6

2020: January, February, May, June, July, August

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #10 in July 2020

Highest Rank: #10

Initial Months Straight on The List: 1

Months on List: July 2020

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #10 in October 2019

Highest Rank: #10

Initial Months Straight on The List: 1

Months on List: 1

2019: October

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Genre: Contemporary

Debut: #7 in October 2019

Highest Rank: #4 in December 2019

Initial Months Straight on The List: 9

Months on List: 11

2021: June, July

2020: January, February, March, April, May, June

2019: October, November, December