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This month's #DiversityBoost focuses on disabled authors and their fantastic upcoming or recent releases.
Do yourself a favor, diversify your shelf, and add all those fantastic books to your TBR on Goodreads.
An exciting sci-fi about humanity having to colonize a new planet after a comet hits Earth. (Mar 2016, Amulet Books) Goodreads
GENA/FINN - Hannah Moskowitz & Kat Helgeson
Told in blog posts, texts, and chats, two girls bond over message boards and fan fiction. (May 16th 2016, Chronicle) Goodreads
RUN - Kody Keplinger
A delightfully queer contemporary about friendship that you don't want to miss. (Jun 2016, Scholastic Press) Goodreads
UNFOLDING - Jonathan FriesenA mystery with a protagonist that has frequent seizures. (Jan 2017, Blink) Goodreads
UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES - Louise Gornall
A house-bound agoraphobic girl falls in love with her cute next-door neighbour. (Jan 2017, Clarion) Goodreads
A queer contemporary set at comic con. (Mar 2017, Swoon Reads) Goodreads
THE SHIP BEYOND TIME - Heidi Heilig
The sequel to THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE, a fantastically diverse time travel high fantasy with pirates! (Mar 2017, Greenwillow Books) Goodreads
GIRL OUT OF WATER - Laura Silverman
A coming-of-age novel in the wake of a tragedy. Very excited for this one (May 2017, Sourcebooks Fire) Goodreads
WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER - Leigh Bardugo
More adventures from Wonder Woman, this time YA style! We all need this in our lives. (Aug 2017, Random House) Goodreads
(other covers yet to be revealed but not any less exciting)
THE STATE OF GRACE - Rachael Lucas
This one features a teen with Asperger's. Uh. Exciting! (April 2017, Macmillan Children's Books) Goodreads
27 HOURS - Tristina Wright
A queer sci-fi set in space. (Oct 2017, Entangled: Teen) Goodreads
GRAY WOLF ISLAND - Tracey Neithercott
Five teens are looking for a treasure on an island. I love a good adventure novel! (2017, Knopf Books for Young Readers) Goodreads
THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON - Katherine Locke
Time travel and magic in 1988 East Berlin. (2017, Albert Whitman) Goodreads
FLOWERS OF LUNA - Jennifer Linsky
A sapphic sci-fi romance involving mining ships in space. (2017, KDP) Goodreads
Special shoutout to Corinne Duyvis, author of OTHERBOUND, ON THE EDGE OF GONE and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: COLLECT THEM ALL, who is super lovely and nice and helped me a lot with this list! Give her a follow on twitter.
Which book sounds the most interesting to you?
20 Exciting 2016/17 YA by Black Women (Aug 2016)
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Previously: 18 Upcoming 2016/17 Books by Latinx Authors