Posted by The YA Book Traveler , Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 AM
Since adopting my children, I have become HUGELY aware of racial diversity (or lack thereof) within TV shows, movies and books.
Racial diversity in YA has been very disheartening. Even a year ago I could name all the book characters I could think of on one hand: (Main Character) Allison Sekemoto from The Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa, and (Side Character) Nehemia from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
ALMOST ALL book covers STILL have only white people on them and I get very frustrated with this.
I've seen over the last year more book covers being revealed that aren't "more white people".
Here is a list of books I'm very excited about that have a POC (person of color) on the cover! AND all of these are very anticipated releases.
1. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saaed - Available today!
2. Soundless by Richelle Mead - Available November 17th
3. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Available Now!
4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh - Available May 12th
5. Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda - Available July 20th
6. Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham - Available May 19th
7. P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han - Available May 26th
8. Blood Passage (Dark Caravan Cycle #2) by Heather Demetrios - Available October 6th
9. Winter by Marissa Meyer - Available November 10th
10. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Click here to see my past post on this FEATURING DIVERSE COVER REMAKES.
What are your most anticipated racially diverse books????