May Releases

#WeNeedDiverseBooks because this month, there are FIVE Young Adult books released in the United States Written by authors of color.

Truth or Dare (Rumor Central #4) by Reshonda Tate Billingsley; Kensington
Cat Person by Seo Kim; Koyama Press
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson; Arthur A. Levine
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatrama; Nancy Paulsen Books
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki; First Second Press
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour; Dutton Books
Complete list of 2014 releases.

In 2013 there were FIVE

P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams Garcia; Amistad, 21 May
How I became a ghost by Tim Tingle; Road Runner Press; 28 May
Get over it by Nikki Carter; Dafina Press; 28 May
The savage blue (The vicious deep ) by Zoraida Córdova; Sourcebooks Fire, May
Death, Dickinson and the Demented life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres-Sanchez; Running Press Kids; 28 May

In 2012 there were SIX

Border Town#1: Crossing the line by Malin Alegria; Scholastic 1 May
Prom dates to die for by Kelly Parra; Buzz Books; 1 May
37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order) by Kekla Magoon; Henry Holt, May 3
Happy families  by Tanita Davis; Knopf Books for Young Readers, 8 May
Download Drama  by Celeste O. Norfleet; Kimani Tru, May 20
Life’s journey-zuya: oral teachings from Rosebud by Albert White Hat Sr.(author) compiled by John Cunningham; University of Utah Press; 31 May

In 2011 there were EIGHT

Tell us we’re home  by Marino Budhos; Atheneum Books, May
We’ll always have summer by Jenny Han; Simon and Schuster, 3 May
How Tia Lola saved the summer by Julia Alvarez; Random House, May
Amigas: A formal affair by Veronica Chambers; Disney, May
New Miss India  by Bharati Mukherjee; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 17 May
If I could fly by Judith Oritz Cofer; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 24 May
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami; Athenium, 24 May
So, so hood (Drama High) by L. Divine; Dafina, 31  May



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