Let’s celebrate black beauty on YA covers.


It’s Black History Month here in the United States, and what better time to celebrate black beauty? Let’s take a peek at some of the YA covers that feature their amazing black leads.

There still is a lot of work to be done in terms of inclusive YA – there’s not nearly enough black leads, and queer black leads, and disabled black leads, or any combination of them, and not nearly enough represented on covers. But for today, we can admire the beauty we’ve been given so far – and remind publishing that hey, these books are great, and representation is important. More, please!

Click the cover for more information about each book.

shadowshaper daniel jose olderendangered lamar gilesnot otherwise specified hannah moskowitzthe demon's surrender sarah rees brennanecho alicia wright brewstersweet hereafter angela johnsonthe skin i'm in sharon g flake this side of home renee watsonon a clear day walter dean myerslost girl found leah basoff laura delucaforged by fire sharon m draperdaughter of the flames zoe marriottheaven angela johnsonbronx masquerade nikki grimes the summer of chasing mermaids sarah ocklerliar justine larbalestierlies we tell ourselves robin talleyboy 21 matthew quicka la carte tanita s davisthe first part last angela johnsonblack boy white school brian walker


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