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Some Dope 20/21 Debut Womxn Authors To Support And Follow

Posted by Latesha Dejean on

Hey DiversaTeas Crew! Latesha here with another post for Spill The DiversaTea! Since it is Womxn's History Month, I wanted to highlight 21 POC Womxn Debut authors who had books come out in 2020 & 2021! It has always been really tough for POC authors in publishing but imagine being a Debut during a Pandemic *whew chile*! So I wanted to take this moment to give these Authors their flowers! I'm going to List their Debut year, their book(s) (& release date if not out yet) and their IG handles should you choose to follow them! Also, please note that these are all YA/MG/Children's Book Authors!

  • Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: Ace Of Spades 6/1
  • IG: @faridahlikestea
  • Tanaz Bhathena
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Books: Hunted By The Sky, Rising Like A Storm (Sequel) 6/22
  • IG: @bhathenatanaz
  • Angelline Boulley
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: FireKeeper's Daughter 3/16
  • IG: @AngellineBoulley
  • Roseanne Brown
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Books: A Song Of Wraiths And Ruin, A Psalm Of Storms And Silence (sequel) 8/31
  • IG: @rosierambles
  • Elise Bryant
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: Happily Ever Afters
  • IG: @elisembryant
  • Tracy Deonn
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: Legendborn
  • IG: @tracydeonn
  • J.Elle
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: Wings Of Ebony
  • IG: @authorjelle
  • Namina Forna
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: The Gilded Ones
  • IG: @namina.forna
  • Monica Gomez-Hira
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: Once Upon A Quinceañera
  • IG: @mardou99
  • Christina Hammonds-Reed
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: The Black Kids
  • IG: @christinahammondsreed
  • Jordan Ifueko
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: Raybearer, Redemptor (sequel) 8/17
  • IG: @jordanifueko
  • Jessica Jung
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: Shine, Bright (TBA)
  • IG: @jessica.syj
  • Kim Johnson
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: This Is My America
  • IG: @kcjohnsonwrites
  • Graci Kim
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: The Last Fallen Star (MG) 5/4
  • IG: @gracikinwrites
  • Juliet Menéndez
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Books: Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers (Children's Book)
  • IG: @jmenendezillu
  • Lyla Lee
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: The Mindy Kim Series (Children's/MG), I'll Be The One (YA)
  • IG: @literarylyla
  • Claribel Ortega
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: Ghost Squad (MG)
  • IG: @claribel_ortega
  • Ciannon Smart
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: Witches Steeped In Gold 4/20
  • IG: @authorciannonsmart
  • Sarah Suk
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: Made In Korea 5/18
  • IG: @sarahelisuk
  • Shveta Thakrar
  • Debut Year: 2020
  • Book: Star Daughter
  • IG: @shvetathakrar
  • Jennifer Yen
  • Debut Year: 2021
  • Book: A Taste For Love
  • IG: @jenyenwrites

I thought about including the covers but I decided against it because a lot of us bookish people pick up books based upon covers and I didn't want anyone else blaming me for their bank account's depletion...I Kid....but not really, lol (true story, this has already happened)! I've also read quite a few of the books written by these authors and the ones I've read are worth picking up, if you want to know what I've read from this list, feel free to reach out to me on the socials and ask! Some of them actually have their own respective posts or blog reaction posts!

I hope I've introduced you to some new authors and I hope you decide to follow them! They are all super cool and have amazing books out in the world or coming out into the world this year!

If you are looking for more bookish & sometimes not bookish banter, feel free to follow me on IG @bookishgirlmagic, twitter @bookishgrlmagic, clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic and subscribe to my bookblog BookishGirlMagic! Also Follow DiversaTeas on IG @diversateareads and Diverse Shelves on clubhouse & IG @diverseshelves!

Have an amazing rest of your week and until the next post, byeeeeeeeeeee!


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