The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2018: January – June

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Disclaimer: this list is subject to change, and will be updated according to other new releases (as information becomes available). Books that are problematic will be removed.


G U I D E   &   N O T E S

🌈 Hover over the cover to see:

  • the release date
  • what diversity elements it contains

🌈 Click on the book cover to go to its Goodreads page (it will open in a new tab)

🌈 #OwnVoices means that the author shares the marginalization they are writing about. I tried my best to decipher whether a book is #OwnVoices or not, but I obviously may have missed many, so let me know if you know a book is #OwnVoices and I missed it.

🌈 I tried to gather as much information about a book as possible. Sometimes, I am aware the main character is of color, but I don’t know the specific ethnicity/race, so I wrote “Character of color.” If you know the specifics, please let me know and I’ll update.

🌈 If I missed any books that you know are releasing and fit the selection criteria above, please let me know, and I’ll update ASAP.

🌈 Because I went through hundreds upon hundreds of Goodreads pages, I was unable to read reviews for most books; IF a book is problematic, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the list.

🌈 This list took multiple days of work; if it helped you in any way, please share and consider donating to my Ko-Fi link. Thank you!


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F E B R U A R Y

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M A R C H


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M A Y

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J U N E


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Comments

  1. This is such a fantastic post! I love how you set it up to make looking into the diverse elements so easy <3 I will be adding a few of these. I am currently reading A Land of Permanent Goodbyes and it is incredible. Stoked to see it here.

  2. Thank you so much for compiling this list Aimal! Since I’ve been on hiatus, I feel so out of the loop in regards to new releases, so I will be taking advantage of this. You always manage to compile such a wide variety of representation, which I appreciate so much. I also love that you include MG books, as I really enjoy reading diverse kid lit, & helping to support it since it often is overshadowed by YA. I will absolutely share this post!

  3. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of time this would have taken!! I’ll definitely be checking out some of the books on this list.

  4. Thank you so, SO MUCH for taking the time to put this amazing list together – I added a bunch of books to myTBR and can’t wait to read them all now 🙂 thanks again for everything, you’re so, so amazing. <3

  5. I haven’t gotten to the story yet, but I’ve heard there is a story in Meet Cute in the later part of the book that has some ace rep problems.

    This is a FANTASTIC list. Thank you for all the work you put in. 🙂

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