July’s New Books

Every month we feature all the new middle grade and young adult releases that include diversity. July brings eight new middle grade and seven new young adult novels, including a novel in verse from veteran author James Howe.

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!

8 thoughts on “July’s New Books

  1. I’ll have to link to your post. I had a couple of these books coming out in August and it’s going to be easier to link thank to post more books!

    btw, do you know anything about Stolen Girl?

  2. They all sound great.

    One more:

    When I Am Singing to You

    Fourteen-year-old Carmen Delgada, the daughter of migrant workers, ends up living with other homeless teens at an urban YWCA after her jealous mother kicks her out of the house. When Carmen learns that her new friend Hazel is pregnant, she vows to help her—a decision that results in tragedy and a scandal for the Y.

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