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Your Bank Accounts Aren't Ready For These Black Books Dropping in 2021

Posted by Latesha Dejean on

HEYYYYYYYYYY DiversaTeas Crew! My name is Latesha Dejean of Bookish Girl Magic book blog/bookstagram and I'm so excited to be kicking off this blog!

Since DiversaTea is focusing on books by Black Authors for this month, here is a list of books by Black Authors coming out this year! I hope you have been saving up your coins because your bank account is likely to see a lot of withdrawals after the orders/pre-orders you are likely to make after this post!  Please keep in mind that these are mostly YA (I'm a big YA reader *shrugs*) but if it is adult, children's or middle grade as well as if it is a sequel is noted for your convenience! Let's get into it, shall we?!

  • One of The Good Ones by Maritza Moulite & Maika Moulite 1/5
  • Happily Ever Afters by Elise M. Bryant 1/5
  • The Awakening Of Malcolm X by Tiffany D. Jackson & Ilyasah Shabazz 1/5
  • Stella’s Stellar Hair by Yesenia Moises *Picture Book* 1/5
  • Meow Or Never by Jazz Taylor *MG* 1/5
  • Root Magic by Eden Royce *MG* 1/5
  • Roman + Jewel by Dana L. Davis 1/5
  • When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris 1/5
  • After The Rain by Nnedi Okorafor *graphic novel* 1/5
  • The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. *adult* 1/5
  • Baseball's Leading Lady: Effa Manley And The Rise And Fall Of The Negro Leagues by Andrea Williams *MG* 1/5
  • The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake *sequel* 1/5
  • Concrete Rose By Angie Thomas *prequel* 1/12
  • Chlorine Sky by Mo Browne 1/12
  • Angel Of Greenwood by Randi Pink 1/12
  • Watch Me by Doyin Richards *Picture book* 1/12
  • Jump At The Sun by Alicia D. Williams *picture Book* 1/12
  • The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson 1/12
  • The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates *YA Adaption* 1/12
  • The Black Panther Party: A Graphic History by David Walker & Marcus Kwame Anderson 1/19
  • Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor *adult* 1/19
  • Amari & The Night Brothers by B.B. Alston *MG* 1/19
  • Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall 1/19
  • Wings Of Ebony By J.Elle 1/26
  • We Wait For The Sun by Katie McCabe *picture book* 1/26
  • Take Back The Block by Chrystal D. Giles *MG* 1/26
  • Luke Visits Jacmel by Justine A. P. Louise *picture book* 1/27
  • Love Is A Revolution by Renee Watson 2/2
  • Shuri: The Vanished by Nic Stone *MG Sequel* 2/2
  • Muted by Tami Charles 2/2
  • Yesterday Is History by Kosok Jackson 2/2
  • Me, My Dad And The End Of The Rainbow by Benjamin Dean *MG* 2/4
  • One Carefree Day by Whitney Amazeen 2/7
  • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna 2/9
  • Reaper Of Souls by Rena Barron *sequel* 2/16
  • Like Home by Louisa Onome 2/23
  • Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney 2/23
  • Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers 2/23
  • Symbiosis by Nicky Drayden *sequel* 2/23
  • J.D. And The Great Barber Battle by J. Dillard *MG* 2/23
  • Some Other Now by Sarah Everett 2/23
  • Life After Death by Sister Souljah *adult sequel* 3/2
  • Home Is Not A Country By Safia Elhillo 3/2
  • Flyy Girls: Noelle: The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk *series* 3/9
  • A Queen Of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy *Sequel* 3/16
  • Bruised by Tanya Boteju 3/23
  • Descendants of The First by Reni K. Amayo *sequel* 3/30
  • Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge 3/30
  • The Cost Of Knowing by Brittney Morris 4/6
  • Caul Baby: A Novel by Morgan Jenkins 4/6
  • Notes From A Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein *YA Adaption* 4/13
  • When Stars Rain Down by Angela Jackson-Brown 4/13
  • Love In Colour: Mythical Tales From Around The World, Retold by Bolu Babalola *adult* 4/13
  • Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart 4/20
  • Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes From The Other Side of the Fist Bump by Ben Philippe *adult* 4/27
  • Ways To Grow Love by Renee Watson *MG Sequel* 4/27
  • Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney 5/4
  • Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield 5/4
  • Last Gate Of The Emperor by Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen *MG* 5/4
  • Where The Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass 5/11
  • Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland *MG* 5/18
  • Off The Record by Camryn Garrett 5/18
  • A Chorus Rises *sequel* by Bethany C. Morrow 6/1
  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Abika-Iyimide 6/1
  • Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds *graphic novel* 6/1
  • The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris *adult* 6/1
  • Dead Dead Girls by Nekesha Afia 6/1
  • Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon 6/1
  • Simone Breaks All The Rules by Debbie Rigaud 6/1
  • The Marvelous by Claire Kann 6/8
  • Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez 6/8
  • Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury 6/15
  • Blackout editted by Dhonielle Clayton 6/22
  • Rising Like A Storm by Tanaz Bhathena *sequel* 6/22
  • Darling by K. Ancrum 6/22
  • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron 7/6
  • Josephine Against The Sea by Shakirah Bourne *MG* 7/6
  • Rise To The Sun by Leah Johnson 7/6
  • The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass 7/13
  • The Right Side Of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison 7/13
  • The Sisters of The Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis *sequel* 8/10
  • Me (Moth) by Amber McBride 8/17
  • Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko *Sequel* 8/17
  • Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis 8/24
  • Psalms of Storms And Silence by Roseanne Brown *sequel* 8/31
  • Flyy Girls: Tobyn: The It Girl by Ashley Woodfolk *series* 8/31
  • Fast Pitch by Nic Stone 8/31
  • We Are Not Broken: A Memoir by George M. Johnson 9/7
  • The Bones Of Ruin by Sarah Raughley 9/7
  • Kneel by Candace Buford 9/7
  • White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson 9/14
  • Battle Of The Bands By Ashley Woodfolk 9/14
  • Maya And The Return Of The Godlings by Rena Barron *MG Sequel* 9/21
  • Things We Couldn't Say by Jay Coles 9/21
  • Change Sings: A Children's Anthem by Amanda Gorman *children's book* 9/21
  • Birds Of Prey by Ayana Gray 9/28
  • For All Time by Shanna Miles 9/28
  • The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham *MG* 9/29
  • The Mirror: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton *series* 10/??
  • The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi *Picture Book* 10/5
  • Santa In The City by Tiffany D. Jackson *Picture Book* 10/12
  • Shuri 3 (Title unannounced) by Nic Stone *sequel* 11/2
  • A Psalms of Storms And Silence by Roseanne Brown *sequel* 11/2
  • A Crown So Cursed by L.L. McKinney *sequel* 11/9
  • Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood 11/9
  • Skin Of The Sea by Natasha Bowen 11/9

  • Now, this is a running list and can be updated at any point in time so come back and check for updates every once in a while, ya hear? If you enjoyed this list, feel free to visit me at my blog http://bookishgirlmagic.blog/ as well as subscribe and also follow my instagram @bookishgirlmagic! There is more bookish banter where that came from!
  • Sending you bookish love!
  • -Latesha
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