This is going to be a four part, seasonal feature. The staff at Color Online noticed lots of blog posts popping up listing YA/MG books to be published in fall 2010. The problem was that we noticed not many blogs were featuring books by/about poc. We've decided to highlight all the YA/MG books being published by Black people in autumn 2010. In the future, we hope to be able to do the same for Latino/Asian/Native American authors as well. All these releases make fall that much better (and who doesn't love fall?). Doret, Zetta and I (Ari) came up with these along with the help of others over at Zetta's blog
Not A Good Look (Fab Life) by Nikki Carter
Drama High: Pushin by L. Divine (September 28)
Myself & I (A Keysha Novel) by Earl Sewell
Maxine Banks is Getting Married by Lori Aurelia Williams
Pull by B.A. Binns (Oct. 27)
Zora and Me by Victoira Bond & TR Simon (Oct. 12)
President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston (October 5 but already available on Amazon)
Shadow Walker by LA Banks (November 23)
Drama Queens (The Good Girlz series) by Reshonda Tate Billingsley (November 23)
The Exorsistah: X Returns by Claudia Mair Burney (November 30)
We Could Be Brothers by Derrick Barnes (November 1)
At The Crossroads by Travis Hunter (November 30)
Losing Romeo by AJ Byrd (November 1)
Please note that we have not read all these books and this is not an endorsement post. It's more of a FYI post.
Do you know of any other YA/MG books being published by African Americans in the fall of 2010? Let us know, we will add them to the list! Also feel free to leave the names of all Latino/a authors you can think of who have written a YA/MG book in 2010 (or 2011, just specify).
This feature will return shortly to feature other ethnic groups and in December we will showcase the winter titles.