July 26, 2017

Subscribe to SLJ

5 Middle Grade Titles Featuring People of Color

Looking for new middle grade novels starring main characters of color? Here are five standout titles suitable for most collections.

From Our Mailbox: #MHYALit and POC

A couple of weeks ago we opened our inbox to see there was a request for titles on mental health that featured POC characters. A brief scan of the #MHYALit Discussion index proved that we didn’t have a good resource for this. Karen, Ally, and I are always talking about what book lists we’d like […]

News Bites: A New Award for Authors of Color

The New Visions Award has been announced by Tu Books, the fantasy, science fiction, and mystery imprint of Lee & Low Books. It will be given for “a middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novel by a writer of color.” The winner will get $1000 and a publication contract; an honor award winner will get $500. Children of color should be able to identify with and relate to the novel. Authors submitting a novel must include a synopsis of the story and the first three chapters (don’t send the entire manuscript) by October 30.