37 Must-Read YA Books By Black Authors That Come Out The First Half Of This Year

    This is a sampling of books by Black authors to look out for if you love YA!

    1. The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake

    2. When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

    3. One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

    4. Roman & Jewel by Dana L. Davis

    5. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

    6. Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

    7. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

    8. The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson

    9. Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

    10. Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall

    11. Wings of Ebony by J. Elle

    12. Muted by Tami Charles

    13. A Crown So Cursed by L.L. McKinney

    14. Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson

    15. Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson

    16. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

    17. Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron

    18. Some Other Now by Sarah Everett

    19. Like Home by Louisa Onomé

    20. Bruised by Tanya Boteju

    21. The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

    22. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

    23. Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

    24. Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield

    25. Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass

    26. Off the Record by Camryn Garrett

    27. Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

    28. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

    29. A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow