Masterlist of Black YA Writers

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221 books · 138 voters · list created September 10th, 2018 by J (votes) .
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J 1199 books
625 friends
Clare 6647 books
337 friends
Tracy 154 books
7 friends
Ruth 1027 books
264 friends
Tanya 5490 books
187 friends
Sierra 898 books
84 friends
Soumya 1374 books
39 friends
Naicesses 40 books
0 friends

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Comments Showing 1-6 of 6 (6 new)

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message 1: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara GR doesn't let an author add her own book to a list.


message 2: by J (new)

J Clare wrote: "GR doesn't let an author add her own book to a list."

Really! What a weird thing to forbid. Thanks for telling me. Then we just have to take care of that I guess :)


message 3: by Bruna (new)

Bruna Miranda Heads up: Nina LaCour is on the list w/ the novel Everything Leads to You, but she's not a black author.


message 4: by Haley Renee (new)

Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader Akemi Dawn Bowman is a gem but she's not a Black Author


message 5: by Clara (new)

Clara Shannen wrote: "Americanah isn’t YA."

Haley Renee wrote: "Akemi Dawn Bowman is a gem but she's not a Black Author"

Bruna wrote: "Heads up: Nina LaCour is on the list w/ the novel Everything Leads to You, but she's not a black author."

Removed these three books.


message 6: by Beck (new)

Beck Clara wrote: "Shannen wrote: "Americanah isn’t YA."

Haley Renee wrote: "Akemi Dawn Bowman is a gem but she's not a Black Author"

Bruna wrote: "Heads up: Nina LaCour is on the list w/ the novel Everything Leads..."


Just FYI Nina LaCour is multiracial including black, but she is white-passing and generally doesn't identify as black.


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