Melanin in YA

is creating a Database for All Things Black in YA Publishing

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Melanin in YA is a database for all things Black in traditional Young Adult (this does not include middle grade or new adult) publishing. Melanin in YA was made for a variety of reasons that boil down to having a space to lead people to when they say that they can’t find XYZ. Melanin in YA is a no excuses database.

This database is not just for readers or just for writers. It’s for authors looking to advocate for a specific cover designer or audiobook narrator. It’s for organizers to find panelists who are all in the same time zone. Etc. The goal is for everyone in the book community to have a need filled by Melanin in YA. This is no small feat. I believe it’s worth it.

Melanin in YA soft launched on August 30, 2020. Melanin in YA plans to officially launch on January 4, 2021. This database was created and is run by one person. In addition to book giveaways, Melanin in YA would like to expand its long term goals including but not limited to:

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If you'd like to help Melanin in YA maintain the database long term and reach its long term goals above, please consider becoming a patron.

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