YA Women of Color Authors to Support

Did you know that Women of Color make up an extremely small portion of the publishing industry? In fact, in a recent study conducted by Lee and Low (2019), a survey found that, of those publishing employees who responded, 76% were white. What can YA readers do about it? We can support diversity in literature! Now, we know there are more WOC YA authors out there than those featured on our list below, and we will strive to continue sharing diverse voices on our blog. This will be the first of many more posts, and we want to hear from you all: Did we miss any that you absolutely love? Let us know in the comments below! 

1. Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas - Hardcover

Angie Thomas is new to YA, but she made a huge splash with her debut The Hate U Give, which highlights the injustices of racism and police brutality in America. In fact, it was quickly turned into a movie and is a New York Times best-seller. Thomas’s second novel, On The Come Up, was released in 2019!

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