Every month we feature all the new middle grade and young adult releases that include diversity. September brings a bumper crop of 26 new titles: 16 new middle grade and 10 new young adult novels. This month also marks the publication of the first three titles from Tu Books, a multicultural imprint from Lee & Low that focuses on fantasy, science fiction, and mystery.
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!