Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2011 YA/MG POC Releases

I've compiled a list of all the 2011 U.S. YA/MG books coming out about people of color that I could find. I tried to go for some kind of order but gave up after awhile :p

A * denotes an author of color

Maybe next week I'll compile a list of adult fiction....


1. All the Wrong Moves by Nikki Carter* (January 1, 2011. YA)

2. The Star Maker by Laurence Yep* (January 1, 2011. MG)

3. The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson* (January 1, 2011. YA)

4. Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy (January 1, 2011. MG)

5. Famous by Simone Bryant* (January 1, 2011. YA)

6. Love, Inc by Yvonne Collins & Sally Rideout (January 4, 2011. YA)

7. The Trouble With Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante* (January 6, 2011. MG)

8. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (January 8, 2011. YA)

9. Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon* (January 4, 2011.)

10. Joseph's Grace by Sheila Moses* (January 4, 2011. YA)


11. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang* (January 1, 2011. MG)

12. Eliza's Freedom Road by Jerdine Nolen* (January 4, 2011. MG)

13. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves* (January 4, 2011. YA)

14. Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han* (January 4, 2011. MG)

15. Freedom's Stone by Jeffrey Kluger (January 6, 2011)

16. Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger* (January 10, 2011. YA)

17. Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang (January 11, 2011)

18. Tiger's Curse (Tiger Saga #1) by Colleen Houck (January 11, 2011. YA)

19. The Dark Goddess (A Devil's Kiss Novel) by Sarwat Chadda* (January 25, 2011. YA)

20. Drama High: The Meltdown by L. Divine* (January 25, 2011)

21. Bayou, Volume 2 by Jeremy Love (January 25, 2011).

22. Sequins, Secrets and Silver Linings by Sophia Bennett (January 2011)

23 .Mystify (Mystyx #2) by Artist Arthur* (February 1, 2011. YA)

24. Confessions of a Cyborg by Patricia C. McKissack (February 1, 2011. MG)

25. Consumed (Possessed #2) by Kate Cann (February 1, 2011)

26. Kick by Walter Dean Myers & Ross Workman (February 1, 2011. MG)

27. Young Samurai: The Way of the Dragon (Young Samurai #3) by Chris Bradford (February 1, 2011. MG)

28. Glitz by Philana Marie Boles* (February 3, 2011. YA)

29. Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith* (February 8, 2011. YA)

30. Samurai Kids #2: Owl Ninja by Sandy Fussell (February 8, 2011)

31. Orchards by Holly Thompson (February 22, 2011)

32. How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen* (February 22, 2011. MG)

33. Tall Story by Candy Gourlay* (February 8, 2011. MG).

34. Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court, edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr.* (February 8, 2011. YA)

35. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai *(February 22, 2011. MG)

36. SkateFate by Juan Felipe Herrera* (February 22, 2011)

37. Subway Girl by P.J. Converse (March 1, 2011. YA)

38. Upgrade U by Ni-Ni Simone* (March 1, 2011. YA)

39. The Queen of Water by Maria Virginia Farinango* & Laura Resau (March 8, 2011. MG)

40. Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle* (March 15, 2011. YA)

41. The Atomic Weight of Secrets or The Arrival of the Mysterious Men in Black by Eden Unger Bowditch (March 15, 2011. MG)

42. What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez* (March 28, 2011.YA)

43. I Am J by Cris Beam (March 1, 2011. YA)

44. Karma by Cathy Ostlere (March 31, 2011. YA)

45. Illegal by Bettina Restrepo* (March 8, 2011. YA)

46. Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (March 8, 2011. YA)

47. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon* (March 29, 2011. YA)

48. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor* (April 1, 2011. YA)

49. Where I Belong by Gillian Cross (April 1, 2011. YA)

50. This Thing Called the Future by J.L. Powers (April 1, 2011. YA)

51. Getting Played by Celeste O. Norfleet (April 1, 2011). YA

52. Huntress by Malinda Lo* (April 5, 2011. YA)

53. The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald (April 12, 2011. YA)

54. Bird in a Box by Andrea Pinkney*, illustrated by Sean Qualls (April 12, 2011. YA)

55. Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace (April 14, 2011. YA)

56. Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez* (April 19, 2011. YA)

57. Carmen by Walter Dean Myers *(April 26, 2011. YA)

58. The Break-Up Diaries by Ni-Ni Simone* (April 26, 2011. YA)

59. You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mysteries for Teens edited by Sarah Cortez* (April 28, 2011. YA)

60. The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan (May 3, 2011)

61. Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall* (May 2011. MG)

62. How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez (May 10, 2011. MG)

63. Amigas: A Formal Affair by Veronica Chambers *(May 10, 2011. MG/YA)

64. Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles (May 24, 2011. YA)

65. If I Could Fly by Judith Ortiz Cofer* (May 24, 2011. YA)

66. So So Hood (Drama High) by L. Divine* (June 1, 2011. YA)

67. Doing My Own Thing by Nikki Carter* (June 28, 2011. YA)

68. The Detention Club by David Yoo* (July 1, 2011. YA)

69. Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams (July 5, 2011. YA)


70. Luminous by Dawn Metcalf (July 7th, 2011. YA)

71. The Bestest Ramadan Ever by Medeia Sharif* (July 8th, 2011. YA)

72. Stolen Girl/Girl on Fire by Yxta Maya Murray* (July 7, 2011. YA)

73. Silhouetted by the Blue by Traci L. Jones* (July 9, 2011)

74. Sister Mischief by Laura Goode (July 12, 2011. YA)

75. Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling (July 12, 2011. MG)

76. Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia* (July 12, 2011. YA)

77. Mayhem (Mystyx #3) by Artist Arthur* (July 19, 2011. YA)

78. Wildefire by Karsten Knight (July 26, 2011. YA)

79. Boyfriend Season by Kelli London (July 26, 2011. YA)

80. Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright (July 26, 2011. YA)

81. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott (July 2011. YA)

82. Stir It Up! by Ramin Ganeshram (August 1, 2011. MG)

83. Misfit by Jon Skovron (August 1, 2011. YA)

84. Checkmate (Cruisers #2. August 1, 2011-MG)

85. Island's End by Padma Venkatraman* (August 4, 2011. YA)

86. Vanished by Sheela Chari* (August 9, 2011. MG)

87. Ghetto Cowby by G. Neri* (August 9, 2011. YA)

88. Shaolin Tiger (Samurai Kids #3) by Sandy Fussell. (August 9, 2011. MG)

89. Possess by Getchen McNeil (August 23, 2011.YA)

90. Bronxwood by Coe Booth* (September 1, 2011).

91. Chasing the Nightbird by Krista Russell (September 1, 2011. MG)

92. Saint Louie Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods (September 1, 2011. MG)

93. My Own Worst Frenmeny (Chanti on the Case #1) by Kimberly Reid (August 30 2011)

94. No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis (MG. September 13, 2011)

95. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (September 27, 2011. MG)

96. Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac* (September 2011)

97.Tankborn by Karen Sandler (September 2011)

98. Galaxy Games by Greg Fishbone (September 2011).

99. Fox and the Phoenix (Long City, #1) by Beth Bernobich (October 13, 2011)

100. Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu* (November 29, 2011)

101. Return to Me by Justina Chen Headley* (Fall 2011)

102. Circus Galacticus by Deva Fagan (November 14, 2011)

Tell me what I missed! I'd love to be able to have at least 100 upcoming YA/MG releases....Well ok not 100. How about 50? Not too small. There were 58 books last year published by African American authors alone in YA/MG so this year I'm hoping for at least 70. Yes, I'm dreaming big! Also let me know if I mixed up release dates/if I missed out on the fact that an author is a poc, etc.

December 28, 2010 releases (could go either way as a 2010 release or 2011)

1. Bitter Melon by Cara Chow*

2. Teenie by Christopher Grant*

3. Something Like Hope by Shawn Goodman

4. The Storm Before Atlanta by Karen Schwabach

5. Tutored by Allison Whitenberg


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23 comments:

Donura said...

Thank you so much for posting this as early as you did. I am always looking for books of color for my girls to read or for me to recommend.
I have already put several on my wish list.

Tea said...

I would also like to say thank you. This is amazing. Thanks again.

cindy said...

awesome! i can't wait!!!

Bettina said...

Thanks for putting Illegal on your list!

campbele said...

Ari,
I've been working on my list for the past couple of days, too. I have a few you don't have and... you have several I don't!
http://campbele.wordpress.com/booklists/booklist-2011/

jencervantes said...

Wonderful! Also, add Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia Mc Call.

aquafortis said...

It's a pretty long list, actually (though not compared to the total # of books published, of course). I'm already very excited to read some of these, and you've put a few more on my radar--thanks! :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks for putting Shadows on the Moon on your list! It's really amazing to see it up there among all these exciting books.

jama said...

Thanks so much for this!

Neesha Meminger said...

Great list; thanks, Ari! So excited to be in such amazing company. Happy holidays and a wonderful New Year to everyone!!

Gretchen McNeil said...

Thank you so much for including me in this list. So many wonderful books - and wonderful to see all shades in YA!

MissAttitude said...

@Donura-I'm thrilled to hear that you've put some of these books on your wishlist. My hope for 2011 is to see more YA/MG books about poc being reviewed and bought. I hope you and your girls find books that you can read and love together :)

@Tea-Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope this list proves to be useful to you.

@cindy-It was so fun to ocmpile this list, I got excited over many books I discovered (:

@Bettina-No problem, thanks for stopping by!

@campbele-Your list is just WOW you find all the really hard ones. I go for the more 'popular' ones, thank goodness you go above and beyond what I do =) I'm pretty sure you just made my list jump from 40 to 58....

@Jen-Oh thank you, can't believe I forgot about Under the Mesquite and it's quietly stunning cover :D

@aquafortis-I discovered a few new books to put on my radar too. I just want to see the numbers increase each year and maybe one day, the number of books about poc will be fairly close to the number of books not about poc... (or at least the books with a white main character will have a crush on a poc or be best friends with a poc, etc.)

@Zoe-Thank you for stopping by and for writing Shadows on the Moon. It sounds like a fantastic story. By the way, your cover is gorgeous! It makes me so happy =D

@Jama-No problem at all! Hopefully it will start some pre-orders/wishlist shopping

@Neesha-There are some great authors on here and some authors I'm eager to get-to-know through their books.

@Gretchne-Agreed! There are lots of 2011 YA/MG releases I'm looking forward to but I'm especially pleased to see that there will be more widespread representation (= Thanks for stopping by.

Have a stupendous 2011 all!

B. A. Binns said...

Come January I won't know which one to pick up first. Thanks for this list, now I'm going off on a hunt to find them.

Crystal said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! There are SO MANY good titles here, I don't know which one I'll read first! Thanks SO MUCH for compiling such an AWESOME list . . . will definitely pass this along . . . :)

Have a wonderful New Year!

Ms. S said...

How did you find this information so soon? This is awesome!! Thank you for your hard work by creating a list for 2011.

Happy New Year

from the Purple Ladybugs Reading Club

MissAttitude said...

@B.A.-I didn't exactly know what book I would pick first although now that it's January, I picked up a 2011 Jan. debut :) A wonderful dilemma to have!

@crystal-Like I said to B.A. Binns, it's awesome not being able to pick which book to read first! May I recommend Jazz in Love? It's the only one on this list I've read so far and I really really liked it. But I bet Slice of Cherry is going to be fantabulous too. So much to choose :D Thank you so much for passing it on.

@Ms. S-Lots of research =D I love compiling lists so I just start avidly searching through Amazon and Goodreads list of debuts and YA novels coming out in 2011. I had help from the Crazy Quilts list too.

I love your Reading club 8D

contemplatrix said...

i was hoping for a list like this as i have been enjoying reading off a list ms. elliott compiled over on fledgling last year! thank you so much for pulling this together!

~L

dawn-metcalf said...

Wow! What a list! Thanks so much for including LUMINOUS with such amazing company. Hope you enjoy it!

Najela said...

This is an impressive list. I can't wait to read some of these!

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

This list rocks in so many ways!

Jack Gantos has a new YA in September and Julia Alvarez has a new MG!

Yamile said...

This is an awesome list. Thank you for taking the time to compiling it. As an aspiring author, who's also a person of color, it's very inspiring to see there is a space in the market for my book. Maybe one day, one of my books will be on your list :D

emmet the allisonian said...

Great list!

One addition: Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (Spring 2001) features a Canadian First Nations protagonist. Unfortunately, she barely appears and looks pretty darn white in the book's trailer (grr), but she is much more important and definitely described as First Nations in the text.

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