Saturday, June 5, 2010

2010 YA/MG Debut Author Challenge*

*Note: I've already made a post about this challenge but it has information about other challenges on it. This list is also on my sidebar. In an effort to clean up my sidebar, I am creating a post for each challenge and putting it under the Challenge page.

2010 YA/MG Debut Author Challenge
Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2010

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

Want to sign-up? Go here For more information check this out

I will be reading all the YA/MG debuts I can by/about people of color. This list will be added to as I find more debuts. Feel free to leave me any recommendations/links to POC YA/MG debuts you've found! I will link to my reviews.

1. 8th Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (MG)

2. Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado (MG)

3. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham (MG)

4. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

5. Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes (MG)

6. Good Fortune by Noni Carter

7. Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda (I'm not sure if this one counts for the challenge but I think it has YA crossover appeal)

8. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (MG)

9. Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

10. Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong

11. The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray

12. Warriors in the Crossfire by Nancy Bo Flood

13. Pull by B.A. Binns

14. Sea by Heidi R. Kling

15. Nice and Mean by Jessica Leader

16. Manifest by Artist Arthur

17. Sellout by Ebony Joy Wilkins

18. What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson

19. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

20. Other by Karen Kincy

21. Efrain's Secret by Sofia Quintero

22. Middleworld: The Jaguar Stones Book 1 by J&P Voelkel (MG)

23. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

24. Takeshita Demons by Cristy Burne

25. Sons of Liberty by Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos

26. The Agency Book 1: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee


  1. Although she has written for adult audiences, Sofia Quintero makes what I believe is her YA debut with Efrain's Secret.

  2. Doing good so far! :)

    I have a Sunshine award for you at my blog.

  3. @Lyn-Oh right, this is her YA debut! Thanks.

    @Katy-Thank you, there are more poc debuts than I thought :) Thanks for the award!


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