2017 Books Written by Authors of Color

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Hello!!! Today I bring another great list of books. You know how much I love making them and I enjoy doing them! This one is a BIG list of books publishing in 2017 written by authors of color. The book might not have a person of color as the main character but the book is by a POC. I hope this list is of help to someone and gets to add the all to their TBRs. Support authors of color!!!

Middle Grade

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi | Salaam Reads 
✿ Amina's Voice by Hena Khan | Salaam Reads 
The Emperor's Riddle by Kat Zhang | Aladdin
My Life as an Ice-Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi | Dutton
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh | HarperCollins
Love Sugar Magic by Anna Meriano | HarperCollins
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly | HarperCollins
Weaving a Net is Better Than Praying for Fish by Ki-Wing Merlin | HarperCollins
✿ Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson | HMH Books for Young Readers

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston | Little, Brown and Company 
The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim | Scholastic Press 
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence | Macmillan 
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami | Tu Books 
 Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres | Little, Brown
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan | Roaring Brook Press
One Shadow on the Wall by Leah Henderson | Atheneum
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya | Viking
Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien | Razorbill

The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley | Scholastic Press
Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai | S&S
Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar | Lee & Low/Tu Books
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia | Amistad
Patina (Track #2) by Jason Reynolds | Atheneum
✿ Danny Blackgoat, Dangerous Passage by Tim Tingle | 7th Generation

Young Adult

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | Soho Teen
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones | Thomas Dunne
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza | Razorbill
American Street by Ibi Zoboi | HarperCollins
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | HarperCollins
The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl From Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig | HarperCollins
The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian | HarperCollins
That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim | HarperCollins
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera | Simon & Schuster
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | HMH

 North of Happy by Adi Alsaid | Harlequin Teen
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate | Amulet Books 
This Promise I Will Keep by Aisha Saeed | Penguin 
 I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo | Macmillan 
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | Simon Pulse
 Want by Cindy Pon | Simon Pulse
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman | Simon Pulse 
 The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana | Razorbill
 Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert | Little, Brown and Company
 They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | HarperCollins

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore | Feiwel & Friends
✿ You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | Macmillan
✿ Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali | Salaam Reads
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco | Sourcebooks Fire
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | Philomel Books
Dear Martin by Nic Stone | Crown Books for Young Readers
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez | Penguin Random House
Mirage by Somaiya Daud | Faltiron Books
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh | Lee & Low Books/Tu Books
Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi | St. Martin's Griffin
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson | Bloomsbury 
Circle Unbroken (Brooklyn Brujas #2) by Zoraida Córdova | Sourcebooks Fire
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani | First Second
Shadowhouse Fall (Shadowshaper #2) by Daniel José Older | Scholastic Press 
Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn | Kensington 
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds | Marvel Press 
 Into the Black (Beyond the Red #2) by Ava Jae | Sky Pony Press 

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz | GP Putnam's Sons
Warcross by Marie Lu | GP Putnam's Sons
✿ Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh | GP Putnam's Sons
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor | Penguin Books
The November Girl by Lydia Kang | Entangled Publishing
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi | Razorbill
Not Your Villain (Not Your Sidekick #2) by CB Lee | Interlude Press
The Speaker (The Sea of Ink and Gold #2) by Traci Chee | GP Putnam's Sons
Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim | Sky Pony Press

Solo by Kwame Alexander | Blink 
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by FC Yee | Abrams
Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman | Abrams 
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo | Dutton 
I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, illustraded by John Jennings & Stacey Robinson | Tu Books 
After the Fall by Kate Hart | Macmillan 


The Art of Shifting Gears by Chi Yu Rodriguez | Anvil Publishing
Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes | Anvil Publishing
Midnights in Bali by Carla de Guzman | Anvil Publishing
Simply Joei by Clare Elisabeth Marquez | Anvil Publishing
Chasing Mr. Prefect by Katt Briones | Anvil Publishing
Bucket List To Love by C.P. Santi | Spark Books
✿ All That Glitters by Ines Bautista-Yao | Spark Books
✿ Serenade by Claire Du | Spark Books
First to Fall by Farrah F. Polestico | Spark Books
✿ Don't Tell my Mother by Brigitte Bautista

Clean Breaks by Ruby Lang | Crimson Romance
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty | Harper Voyager 
 The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | Thomas Dunne Books
 Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran | GP Putnam's Sons ✿
A Place I Belong by Cynthia Kadohata | Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor | Tor.com
Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay | Avon Impulse
 An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole | Kensington 
 Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai | Avon 

✿ Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol | Entangled Publishing
✿ Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra | Less Than Three Press
✿ Flowers of Luna by Jennifer Linsky
✿ Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas
Heroine Worship (Heroine Complex #2) by Sarah Kuhn | DAW
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen |  Grove Press
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | Penguin Press
House of Binding Thorns (Dominion of the Fallen #2) by Aliette de Bodard | Ace 
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by NK Jemisin | Orbit

Battle Hill Bolero (Bone Street Rumba #3) by Daniel José Older | Roc 
Monstress, Vol. 2 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda | Image Comics 
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie | Little, Brown and Company 
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden | Harper Voyager 
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones | Tor.com 
The World Is One Place: Native American Poets Visit the Middle East by Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, editors | BkMk Press

✿ Lessons That Taught Love by GL Tomas | Rebellious Valkyrie Press
✿ Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon | Cinco Puntos
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid | Riverhead Books

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  1. This is a great list! I have a lot of these on my TBR (especially the YA books) and can't wait to add more :)