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    21 YA Queens Of Color Who, If You Don't Know, You Should

    I like my YA leading ladies like I like my bagels – colorful and full of substance.

    1. Natasha Kingsley, The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

    2. Zarin Wadia, A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

    3. Bronwyn Rojas, One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

    4. Shahrzad al-Khayzuran, The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

    5. Starr Carter, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

    6. Lara Jean Covey, To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

    7. Juliet Palante, Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera

    8. Amani Al’Hiza, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

    9. Zélie Adebola, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

    10. Twinkle Merha, From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

    11. Xiomara Batista, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevdeo

    12. Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

    13. Claudia Coleman, Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

    14. Mei Lu, American Panda by Gloria Chao

    15. Sylvia, This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

    16. Naila Rehman, Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

    17. Alice Johnson, Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

    18. Lihn Cinder, Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    19. Margot Sanchez, The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

    20. Maya Aziz, Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

    21. Julia Reyes, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez