It is so important to support Black authors by reading and buying their books now and always. As we continue to listen, learn, and lift up Black voices, we couldn’t do so without telling you about the amazing books by Black authors that are coming out in 2021!
Upcoming Books by Black Authors That We Can’t WAIT for You to Read!
1. The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson: On sale 1/12
Mia hates rom-coms. They’re forced and not at all realistic. But her friends love them and so she begrudgingly watches them. So when she has to find a date for her sister’s wedding, her friends have the perfect plan: they’re going to recreate the perfect meet-cute from all the rom-coms that they’ve watched. It’s a little crazy, a little out there, and maybe just a little bit perfect.
This book goes on sale January 12th and you can pre-order your copy here!
2. Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall: On sale 1/19
American Street meets Long Way Down in this searing and gritty debut novel that takes an unflinching look at the harsh realities of gang life in Jamaica and how far a teen is willing to go for family.
This book goes on sale January 19th and you can pre-order it here!
3. Wings of Ebony by J.Elle: On sale 1/26
In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her godly ancestry—and with evil sinking its claws into humans and gods alike, she’ll have to unearth the magic of her true identity to save both her worlds.
This book goes on sale on January 26th and you can pre-order your copy here!
4. The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris: On sale 4/6
Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY.
This book goes on sale April 6th and you can pre-order your copy here!
5. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury: On sale: 6/15
A rich, dark contemporary fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.
This book goes on sale June 15th and you can pre-order your copy here!
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