A.J. Sass Author Interviews

Lorien Lawrence interviews A.J. Sass for ANA ON THE EDGE

Andrea Contos Author Interviews

Jennifer Moffett interviews Andrea Contos for THROWAWAY GIRLS

Author Interviews Lorien Lawrence

A.J. Sass interviews Lorien Lawrence for THE STITCHERS

Author Interviews Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

KayLynn Flanders interviews Raquel Vasquez Gilliland for SIA MARTINEZ AND THE MOONLIT BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING

Author Interviews KayLynn Flanders

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland interviews KayLynn Flanders for SHIELDED

Adrianna Cuevas Author Interviews

Claire Swinarski interviews Adrianna Cuevas for THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ

Amelia Diane Coombs Author Interviews

Kristin Lambert interviews Amelia Diane Coombs for KEEP MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

Book Recs Class of 2K20 Blog Series

Black Lives Matter: Class of 2K20 Authors Suggest MG and YA Reading That Centers Black Voices


Black lives matter.

And so do stories that center Black experiences. Because Black kids deserve to see themselves in fiction, and because all kids deserve books that tell the stories of Black characters.

We believe all kinds of stories are important. Stories that take up and transform pain and stories that center Black protagonists’ light and laughter. Stories that are set here in the real world and stories that are set in magical places. Stories that take place in the future, in the present day, and in the long-ago past. 

It was such a pleasure for us to take a moment to think about books by Black authors that have brought us joy, and we hope you’ll find your next read for yourself or your kids below.

Author Interviews Claire Swinarski

Adrianna Cuevas interviews Claire Swinarski for WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Amanda Sellet Author Interviews

Alechia Dow interviews Amanda Sellet for BY THE BOOK: A NOVEL OF PROSE AND CONS