Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 YA Releases About POC

In case you missed it, here's last year's list of 2011 YA/MG releases. An * denotes if the book is by an author of color. This year the goal is to have 100 YOUNG ADULT books about people of color. I intend on reviewing less MG this year but I may still do a list, I have not decide yet. PLEASE PLEASE GIVE RECOMMENDATIONS. The list is organized by release month. And if I have a book on here that is not about a person of color please let me know. The book does not however, have to be BY an author of color, only ABOUT a teenager of color.

1. What Boys Really Want by Pete Hautman (Jan 1)

2. The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams (Jan 3, 2012)

3. In Darkness by Nick Lake (Jan 5)

4. Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani* (Jan 17, 2012)

5. Crow by Barbara Wright (Jan 10)

6. . Irises by Francisco Stork* (Jan 1)
7. Black Boy, White School by Brian F. Walker (Jan 3)
8. Mesmerize (Mystyx #4) by Artist Arthur* (Jan 24)
9. Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith* (Jan 24)
10. The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (Jan 24)

11. Daughter of the Centaurs (Centauriad #1) by Kate Klimo (Jan 24)-whitewashed cover

12. The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez* (Feb 1)

13. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz* (Feb 1)
14. Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson* (Feb. 2)
15. DJ Rising by Love Maia (Feb 6)
16. The Jade Notebook by Laura Resau (Feb 14)
17. Bad Boy by Dream Jordan* (Feb 28, 2012)
18. The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee* (Feb 28, 2012)
19. Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott* (Feb 28)

20. Into the Wise Dark by Neesha Meminger* (March)

21. Power Hitter by M.G. Higgins (March 1)

22. Forced Out (Travel Team) by Gene Fehler (March 1)
23. The Secret Keepers by Paul Yee* (March 1)

24. On the Flip Side: A Fab Life Novel by Nikki Carter* (March 5)
25. Cracking the Ice by Dave Henderson (March 5)
26. Boy 21 by Matthew Quick (March 5)
27. The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina* (March 13)
28. Vodnik by Bryce Moore (March 28)
29. Cat Girl's Day Off by Kimberly Pauley* (April 1)
30. Above by Leah Bobet (April 1)

31. Torn by Stephanie Guerra (April 1)

32. The Chaos by Naolo Hopkinson* (April 17)

33. Spirit's Princess by Esther M. Friesner (April 24)

34. Creeping With the Enemy (Langdon Prep #2) by Kimberly Reid* (April 24)

35. All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers* (April 24)

36. The Good Braider by Terry Farish (May 1)

37. Crossing the Line (Bordertown #1) by Malin Alegria* (May 1)

38. Burning Emerald (The Cambion Chronicles #2) by Jamie Reed (May)

39. Transcendance by C.J. Omolou (June 5, 2012)

40. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan (July 3)

41. Capital Girls by Ella Monroe (August)

42. Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan (September 5)

43. What Things Look Like by Angela Johnson (August 28)

44. Foxfire by Karen Kincy (September 2012)

45. Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall* (October)

Late December 2011 Releases

1. Girl Meets Boy: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story, by Chris Crutcher, Cynthia Leitich Smith*, Jospeh Bruchac*, Rita Williams Garcia*, Sara Ryan, Terry Trueman, Terry Davis, Randy Powell, Rebecca Fjelland Davis, James Howe, Ellen Wittlinger edited by Kelly Milner Halls (Dec 27)

2. Living Violet by Jamie Reed (Dec 27)