June’s New Books

Every month we feature all the new middle grade and young adult releases that include diversity. June brings six new middle grade and 14 new young adult titles, including a new middle-grade fantasy from Laurence Yep, a third book in the popular Dork Diaries series, and a nonfiction guide for LGBT teens titled Queer.

By “diversity” we mean: (1) main characters or major secondary characters (e.g., a love interest or best friend kind of character) who are of color or are LGBT; or (2) written by a person of color or LGBT author. Unfortunately due to time constraints we are unable to include each book’s summary, but we encourage you to click on the book covers to be taken to Indie Bound, where you can read a description of the book.


Middle Grade


Young Adult

Did we miss any books? Tell us about them in the comments!

3 thoughts on “June’s New Books

  1. Man, I am serisouly slipping. I missed half of these.

    Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach and Doing my own Thing by Nikki Carter

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  3. Libba Bray’s “Beauty Queens” came out in late-May and she has gay characters, a transgender character, an African American, and Indian characters to represent the lack of diversity in beauty pageants. She does a great job of tackling these issues in a humorous and heartfelt way. Props to “Beauty Queens”!

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