2022 BIPOC Young Adult (High School)

The Amazing BIPOC YA Books coming out in 2022!

Intended ages are 13+ 

Akata Woman (The Nsibidi Scripts #3) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451480583
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

The electrifying third book in the series that started with Akata Witch, named one of Time magazine's "100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time" and "100 Best YA Books of All Time," from award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor.


Icebreaker Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250777119
Availability: Backordered
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 18th, 2022

A. L. Graziadei's Icebreaker is an irresistible YA debut about two hockey players fighting to be the best—and the romance that catches them by surprise along the way.


Café Con Lychee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063210271
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 10th, 2022

From the author of Meet Cute Diary comes a delectable rom-com that’s brimming with zest and a sprinkle of sweetness. A must-read for fans of Casey McQuiston and Julian Winters.


Only a Monster Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063024649
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Published: HarperTeen - February 22nd, 2022

The sweeping romance of Passenger meets the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song in this stunning contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, where the line between monster and hero is razor thin.

Don’t forget the rule. No one can know what you are. What we are. You must never tell anyone about monsters.


You Truly Assumed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335418654
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Published: Inkyard Press - February 8th, 2022

"You Truly Assumed is a beautiful portrayal of the multitude of ways to be Black and Muslim while navigating our contemporary world. A must-read for everyone."--Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars


The Turning Pointe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593426135
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2022

A bold and emotionally gripping novel about a teenage Latinx girl finding freedom through dance and breaking expectations in 1980s Minnesota.


Ophelia After All Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250797308
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 8th, 2022

A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.


Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593109977
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Published: Dial Books - February 8th, 2022

“Pitch-perfect. One of the most endearing teen voices I’ve ever encountered.” —Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

For fans of Sandhya Menon and Adam Silvera comes a prom-night romantic-comedy romp about a Sikh teen's search for love and identity.


Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593309155
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

A striking debut novel about racism on elite college campuses. Fans of Dear White People will embrace this activist-centered contemporary novel about a college freshman grappling with the challenges of attending an elite university with a disturbing racist history, which may not be as distant as it seems.


And We Rise Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593352526
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.


Lulu and Milagro's Search for Clarity Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063071780
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 8th, 2022

Booksmart meets Never Have I Ever in this Latinx road trip adventure—a big-hearted, voice-driven YA about two sisters who couldn’t be more different, but become begrudging partners on their school’s cross-country college trip—from debut author Angela Velez. Perfect for fans of Lilliam Rivera, Jenny Han, and Sandhya Menon. 


The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea Cover Image
By Axie Oh
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780867
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 22nd, 2022

A New York Times Bestseller!

Axie Oh's The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is an enthralling feminist retelling of the classic Korean folktale "The Tale of Shim Cheong," perfect for fans of Wintersong, Uprooted, and Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.


This Woven Kingdom Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062972446
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Published: HarperCollins - February 1st, 2022

Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people—Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology. New York Times bestseller!

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.


The Chandler Legacies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063039322
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 15th, 2022

From the Stonewall Honor–winning author of Like a Love Story comes a revelatory novel about the enclosed world of privilege and silence at an elite boarding school and the unlikely group of friends who dare to challenge the status quo through their writing. Perfect for fans of E.


No Filter and Other Lies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447183
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Published: Holiday House - February 8th, 2022

A POPSUGAR Best New YA Novel!
 
You should know, right now, that I'm a liar.

They
're usually little lies. Tiny lies. Baby lies. Not so much lies as lie adjacent. But they're still lies...


Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250790637
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 15th, 2022

From stories that take you to the stars, to stories that span into other times and realms, to stories set in the magical now, Reclaim the Stars takes the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world.


Bitter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593309032
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed PET that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution--and how youth lead the way.


Cherish Farrah: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593185384
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Published: Dutton - February 8th, 2022

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by *PopSugar* Ms. Magazine* *Medium* *BookRiot* *BookPage* CrimeReads* Tor Nightfire* Bookshop* *Book Talk* BiblioLifestyle* and more! 

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Ballad & Dagger (An Outlaw Saints Novel) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368070829
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 3rd, 2022

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Daniel José Older's music-and-magic-filled YA urban fantasy about two teens who discover each other and their powers during a political battle within a unique diaspora community.