Looking at this week’s releases, I’m happy to see that they entail a fair bit of diversity. American Street focuses on Haitian immigrants to the US, Piecing Me Together is an own voices book about a black girl who’s into art, We Are Okay also has a POC main character and involves LGBTQ+ themes, and Painless explores the life of of a teen who can’t feel pain due to a neurological disorder.
There’s also Ones and Zeroes, the sequel to Bluescreen, which features a multicultural and multinational cast of main characters. Dare You, the sequel to Shade Me, features a main character who has synesthesia. All in all, I’d say this is a good week for YA publishing.