1. fashion-by-the-book:

Sekret by Lindsay Smith 
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    Sekret by Lindsay Smith

    Find it here

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  2. weneeddiversebooks:

    We Need Diverse Books Exclusive Cover Reveal:

    X, A Novel – Releasing January 6th, 2015

    The WNDB team is proud to host the exclusive cover reveal of X, A Novel, by Candlewick Press, a book we are so excited about!

    Candlewick Press announces the publication of the FIRST young adult novel based on the coming of age of a boy named Malcolm Little.

    Co-written by Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and award winning young adult author Kekla Magoon, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.

    Timed with the 50th anniversary of his death, X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.

    “Malcolm inspired me with his eloquence, his wisdom, and his thirst for truth and righteousness. This powerful, page-turning story tells us how he discovered these qualities within himself.” – Muhammad Ali

    "Powerful and charming—makes you see things in a whole new way.  One of the best books I’ve read in quite some time." – Chris Rock


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  3. disabilityinkidlit:

    In response to this Tumblr ask from rampyourvoice to gradientlair

    Ten YA novels featuring disabled women of color as protagonists:

    A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
    Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
    Dangerous by Shannon Hale
    The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
    The Shattering by Karen Healey
    Pinned by Sharon G. Flake
    Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
    Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
    When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

    So far, we’ve only reviewed Dangerous at Disability in Kidlit; we’re unfortunately unable to vouch for the others. Hopefully this list will still prove useful to some, though—and if you’ve read any of these, please pitch in with your thoughts!

  4. Starting the service: A glimpse into the creation of “End of Service”


    Everyone, please welcome Gabriela Lee, one of the many fantastic authors with a story in Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories. “End of Service” focuses on Aya, whose mother, an overseas Filipino worker, dies while abroad. We are very excited to have Gabriela here at Rich in Color to talk about OFWs, her experiences in Singapore, and writing “End of Service.”


    Be sure to enter to win a copy of Kaleidoscope at Rich in Color! Giveaway is open to people with U.S. mailing addresses only.


    Imagine being told by your mother or your father that you need to grow up with just one parent, or that you need to live with your aunt or uncle, your grandparents, some distant relative. And that it’s not because your parents are splitting up, or because they aren’t getting along. It’s because they have to work. And their job requires them to be overseas: cleaning someone else’s kitchen, driving someone else’s car, sailing someone else’s ship, looking after someone else’s children.

    There are about 96 million Filipinos, according to the 2013 census. Roughly 2.2 million of them are overseas Filipino workers, commonly abbreviated to OFWs. Out of these, about 51% of them are women, and most of them are working as laborers or unskilled workers. This means that many of them are working as domestic helpers, caretakers, and other service jobs — the jobs that many people are not interested in doing. And because these are jobs that pretty much scrape the bottom of the barrel, it’s not surprising to know that they’re not treated well.


    We hear stories about them all the time: how an OFW was beaten by her employer, earning her bruises that stretch across her back like continents. How they are underfed and overworked, denied a single day off to rest or to socialize. How stricter measures are in place: to deny them entry in a mall because their congregation frightens other shoppers, to bar them from meeting in public places because it sullies the streets. Their services are sold legally (for the most part), but it’s easy enough to commodify them; after all, many agencies reason, there are more desperate men and women willing to do anything to work abroad and give their families a better life. Bodies of OFWs are sent back in boxes, kept in refridgerated storage in Manila, waiting for their families to come and pick them up.

    Some of them have been waiting for a long, long time.

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  5. Introducing Your New YA Book Boyfriend




    Rot & Ruin author Jonathan Maberry has confirmed that actor Louis Ozawa Changchien will play Tom Imura in the movie adaptation of his popular YA zombie novel. Tom is “one of the sword wielding, zombie killing brothers. His younger brother Benny Imura has yet to be cast.”

    Three cheers for

    1) No whitewashing of a main character in a book-to-film adaptation

    2) This face onscreen for 2+ hours.

    NO WHITEWASHING!!! This feels like a major victory….

  6. naturallysteph:

This cover. My word! I don’t think it could be any more beautiful.
I love Nova’s books, and I can’t wait for this one, which is being described as “a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as ‘Orange Is the New Black Swan’.”
It doesn’t come out until March, but you can add it to your Goodreads to-read shelf right here.
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    This cover. My word! I don’t think it could be any more beautiful.

    I love Nova’s books, and I can’t wait for this one, which is being described as “a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as ‘Orange Is the New Black Swan’.”

    It doesn’t come out until March, but you can add it to your Goodreads to-read shelf right here.

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  7. bethrevis:

    I’ve been hinting at this rather a lot, but The Body Electric does not take place in America…in fact, it takes place in a part of the world that is rarely written about.

    Your task: take a guess as to where the book is located. There are LOTS of clues out there—in fact one person has already messaged me with a guess that is correct, and that’s before I’ve posted all the clues. 

    Once you know what country the story takes place in—or have a pretty good guess—ENTER HERE for a chance to win a signed, limited edition of the novel. Only 350 copies of this limited edition will be made, and one person who enters here will get one—early. 

    Reblogging and otherwise sharing the contest and/or subscribing to my newsletter gets you extra entries! I may have to make up an additional prize for whoever best mocks that mock turtleneck. I mean honestly.

  8. richincolor:

    There are four books being released on Tuesday, August 5!

    Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine

    There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.

    Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her … for a very long time. As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen must confront her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the Ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. She must decide whom she can trust, because as her heart is torn, the factory is exploding around her … and she might go down with it… [Image and summary via Goodreads]

    Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee

    In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

    Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power. [Image and summary via Goodreads]

    Kaleidoscopecope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

    Edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein
    Kaleidoscope is an anthology of diverse contemporary YA fantasy and science fiction stories.

    What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgendered animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories! Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life. [Image and summary via Goodreads]

    The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan

    In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.

    A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. The author has a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. [Image and summary via Goodreads]

  9. Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier


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    The long-anticipated sequel to Tanuja Desai Hidier’s groundbreaking Born Confused!

    Dimple Lala thought that growing up would give her all the answers, but instead she has more questions than ever. Her boyfriend is distant, her classmates are predictable, and a blue mood has settled around the edges of everything she does.

    It’s time for a change, and a change is just what Dimple is going to get - of scenery, of cultures, of mind. She thinks she’s heading to Bombay for a family wedding - but really she is plunging into the unexpected, the unmapped, and the uncontrollable. The land of her parents and ancestors has a lot to reveal to her - for every choice we make can crescendo into a journey, every ending can turn into a beginning, and each person we meet can show us something new about ourselves. 

    Tanuja Desai Hidier’s Born Confused gave voice to a new multicultural generation. Now, Bombay Blues explores everything this generation faces today, with a heady mix of uncertainty and determination, despair and inspiration, haunting loss and revelatory love.

    Read an excerpt: 
    (to view in full-screen, click the button in the bottom right-hand corner of the excerpt)

    Get the book: 

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    Hastings      IndieBound      iTunes      Walmart

  10. How To Play Instruments | Things I Learned In YA: Music


    Oh, what’s that? Learn to play cello like Violet from The Jewel?!