Every month we feature all the new middle grade and young adult releases that include diversity. As the year winds down, publishers’ lists are also winding down, and that means fewer books overall in the last few months of 2011. We’ve found two new middle grade and five new young adult titles for October, but if we’ve missed some, please do tell us about it in the comments!
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!