Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2020 YA Books With Black Characters on the Cover

With everything going on right now, I wanted to bring some books to your attention. Below you will find books written by Black authors with Black characters on the cover! The list is in release order, so it will start with what is already out and will finish with books you can preorder. All books will be linked to Goodreads so you can find out more. After the list I will also link to a few Black-owned independent bookstores you can support if you decide to purchase any of these books! And! If you want to further support the authors listed, I will be linking to their website so you can find any other books they've written!

A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison (January 7, 2020)

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown (January 14, 2020)

Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden (January 14, 2020)

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles (January 21, 2020)

Deathless Divide (sequel to Dread Nation) by Justina Ireland (February 4, 2020)

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk (March 10, 2020)

A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell (March 10, 2020)

All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson (April 28, 2020)

Felix Ever After by Karen Callender (May 5, 2020)

You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson (June 2, 2020)

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (June 2, 2020)

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (June 2, 2020)

All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani (June 9, 2020)

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert (July 7, 2020)

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (July 7, 2020)

This is My America by Kim Johnson (July 28, 2020)

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (August 18, 2020)

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera (September 1, 2020)

The Black Kids by Christian Hammonds Reed (September 1, 2020)

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (September 15, 2020)

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson (September 15, 2020)

Smash It! by Francina Simone (September 22, 2020)

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds (September 22, 2020)

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh (September 22, 2020)

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (September 29, 2020)

Rebel Sisters (Sequel to War Girls) by Tochi Onyebuchi (October 20, 2020)

Places to Purchase:
EsoWon Books (Los Angeles, California)
The Lit. Bar (The Bronx, New York)
Frugal Bookstore (Boston, Massachusetts)
Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery (Chicago, Illinois)
The Dock Bookshop (Fort Worth, Texas)
Cafe Con Libros (Brooklyn, New York)
Uncle Bobbies (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Eyeseeme (University City, Missouri)
Brain Lair Books (South Bend, Indiana)
Brave + Kind Bookshop (Decatur, Georgia)
Loyalty Bookstore (Silver Spring, Maryland)
Harriett's Bookshop (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Hakim's Bookstore (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Turning Page Bookshop (Goose Creek, South Carolina)
Mahogany Books (Washington, DC)
Ashay By the Bay (Vallejo, California)
Plus many more, possibly in your community!

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