2020 Debut Authors

What an exciting list of books by IPOC debut authors!! What excites me even more is knowing there are even more that I need to add! So, add to the comments or send me a Tweet! Let’s make it easy for everyone to support these new voices.

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1 Jan Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story (Girls Survive) by Andrea L Rogers. (Author) and Matt Forsyth (Illustrator). Stone Arch Books. MG Cherokee Historical Fiction
@AndreaLRogers

7 Jan Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez. Page Street Kids. Bolivian speculative historical fiction.
@IsabelWriter09

7 Jan Love Boat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen. HarperCollins. Cis/Het Romance.
@abigailhingwen

7 Jan This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurélia Durand. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. Woke Work Book
@tiffanymjewell

7 Jan A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison. Inkyard. HeterRomance
wheadee (IG)

14 Jan From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks. Katherine Tegen Books (releases as The Faraway Truth/ UK edition. 5 Mar) MG Crime Mystery
@JanaeMarksBooks

14 Jan Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown. Henry Holt. Fantastical Autobiography
@helloechobrown

25 Feb The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow. Inkyard. Fantasy Alien Roadtrip Adventure @@alechiawrites

28 Jan Diamond City by Francesca Flores. Wednesday Books. YA SFF
@FFloresAuthor

25 Feb Rebelwing by Andrea Tang. Razorbill. SSF YA
@atangwrites

3 Mar How To Make Friends With the Sea by Tanya Guerrero. FSG. MG Fiction; disabilities
@guerrerotanya

3 Mar Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee. Flatiron. A love story!
@jennyleewrites

17 Mar Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim. Kokila. MG Comic Fiction
@jesskimwrites

31 Mar Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros. HarperCollins. MG immigration story
@Author_Cisneros

7 Apr Into the Tall Grass by Loriel Ryan. McElderry. SFF
@LorielRyan

7 Apr Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega. Scholastic. MG fantasy/action
@Claribel_Ortega

14 Apr Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. Amulet. West African inspired SFF.
@jifueko

21 Apr The Silence of Bones by June Hur. Feiwel and Friends. Bloody YA Historical Mystery
@WriterJuneHur

28 Apr A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen. Henry Holt. After death fictional epistolary
@rocky_writes

12 May The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez. FSG. MG Animal Whisperer Fantasy.
@acuevaswrites

12 May The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar. Page Street Kids. MG Lesbian Competitive Romance
@adiba_j

26 May The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna. Delacorte. West African inspired fantasy.
@NaminaForna

26 May The Dream Weaver by Reina Latkes Alegre. Simon & Schuster. MG fiction
@ReinaLuzAlegre

2 June You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson. Scholastic. Lesbian RomCom
@byleahjohnson

2 June Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards) by Janella Angeles. Wednesday Book. Fantasy duology
@janella_angeles

2 June A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. Balzer + Bray. West African inspired fantasy duology.
@rosiesrambles

9 June Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Macmillan. YA paranormal Latinx trans fiction
@aidenschmaiden

16 Jun I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee. Katherine Tegen Books. YA K-Pop RomCom
@literarylyla

7 July Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron. Bloomsbury. Lesbian post Cinderella SFF
@KalynnBayron

28 July This Is My America by Kim Johnson. Random House. Antiracist fiction
@KCjohnsonwrites

Fall 2020 Jade Fire Gold by June Tan. Blink/HarperCollins. Chinese inspired YA fantasy.
@junescribbles

Fall 2020 These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. SimonPulse. YA Chinese historical fantasy.
@thechloegong

Fall 2020 Jake in the Box by Ryan Douglass. Putnam. YA AfrAm Horror
@ryandouglassw

4 Aug Eva Evergreen, Semi Magical Witch by Julie Abe. Little, Brown Books. MG Fantasy
@julieabebooks

4 Aug Sia Martinez & the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland. Simon Pulse. MG intergalactic border crossing
http:// https://www.raquelvasquezgilliland.com/

11 Aug Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar. HarperTeen. Hindu inspired YA Fantasy
@ShvetaThakrar

15 Sept ELATSOE by Darcie Little Badger. Levine Querido. YA Haunted LGBTQIA murder mystery
@shiningComic

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