Every month we feature all the new middle grade and young adult releases that include diversity. August brings seven new middle grade and eleven new young adult novels, including the third book in Simone Elkeles’ bestselling Perfect Chemistry series, Chain Reaction, and a graphic novel adaptation of Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Tantalize.
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.
Did we miss any books? Tell us about them in the comments!