MOST ANTICIPATED DIVERSE YA BOOKS OF 2017

2016 is quickly coming to an end, and i decided to share a list of diverse young adult books that i’m looking forward to in 2017. there are so many amazing diverse books coming out next year and i’ve managed to compile a short(ish) list to share. at the bottom of this post, i’ve got some links to other blogs and lists with even more diverse books (you can never have too many).

i would really like to thank taryn (twitter/instagram) personally for making me more aware of the books that i’m reading. i’ve always thought that marginalised people are important but it wasn’t until i followed her that i noticed the lack of diverse books i was reading. of course there are many other people promoting the “we need diverse books” movement, and i thank you all for raising awareness for something that’s often overlooked.

dreadnought – april daniels, january 24

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empress of a thousand skies – rhoda belleza, february 7

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american street – ibi zoboi, february 14

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the hate u give – angie thomas, february 28

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the ship beyond time – heidi heilig, february 28

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amina’s voice – hena khan, march 14

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queens of geek – jen wilde, march 14

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a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi, march 28

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girl out of water – laura silverman, may 1

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it’s not like it’s a secret – misa sugiura, may 9

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the love interest – cale dietrich, may 16

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flame in the mist – renee ahdieh, may 16 2017

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want – cindy pon, june 13

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library of fates – aditi khorana, july 18

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the tiger’s watch – julia ember, august 2017

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27 hours – tristina wright, october 3

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forest of a thousand lanterns – julie c. dao, 2017

diverse lists:

Oh Bookish – Why We Need More Diverse Books

MookyChick – Why Diversity In Fiction Is Important

MookyChick – 8 Diverse YA Books To Read

GR List – 2017 YA/MG Books with POC Leads

GR Shelf – Kickbutt Diverse 2017 Debut authors

Mariannereads – Twitter Thread

The Book Voyagers – Twitter Thread (although their whole account if filled with amazing recs)

the Book Avid – 20 Exciting 2016/17 YA Books by Black Women

Barnes & Nobel – 23 Most Anticipated LGBTQA YA Books of 2017

Ava Jae, Writability – 10 Diverse 2017 Books I’m Psyched About

Once Upon A Bookcase – Diverse YA & MG 2017 UK Releases

Read Think Ponder – #OwnVoices of 2016

Bookshelves And Paperbacks – Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Taryn’s Twitter Thread – #OwnVoices Books

Taryn’s GR – Diverse List

Book Riot – 30 Diverse YA Titles

The Gay YA

Diversity In YA

Rich In Color

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  • AHHHH SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS HERE. I’m really excited for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and The Hate U Give and Queens of Geek! Not quite sure about It’s Not Like It’s a Secret right now (all that racism stuff on Twitter was kind of…yikes) but I guess I’ll read some more reviews before then.

    wonderful list 🙂

    • honestly 2017 looks like such a good year for diverse books! and yeah, i’m annoyed over the whole it’s not like it’s a secret thing. hopefully the author goes through and fixes the racist issues and apologises!