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Compiling YA Book Covers of Color on Pintrest...suggestions?

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I'm sure many of you have followed the issue of whitewashing YA covers that's been hashed and re-hashed ad-nauseum. I did too, and felt quite helpless about the whole situation.

Last week I decided to post some recent/forthcoming covers of color on a Pintrest board--just to visualize what such a collection might look like.  So far, I'm (mostly) liking what I see! The count's up to forty five and now I'm wondering if I can possibly get up to a HUNDRED!

http://pinterest.com/nandinibajpai/one-hundred-ya-book-covers-of-color/

I know there are other covers out there, so if you have suggestions please let me know. Can't think of a better resource to hunt them down than BBers!

Also, if it's been done somewhere do let me know--no point reinventing the wheel!!!
#1 - September 22, 2012, 07:25 PM
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#2 - September 22, 2012, 08:03 PM
Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow: 4/28/09)
Fury of the Phoenix (Greenwillow: 3/30/11)
Serpentine (Month9Books: 9/1/15)

Thanks for those great suggestions, Cindy. Added!!!
#3 - September 22, 2012, 08:18 PM
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How recent? I loved Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor, but that is from 2005.
http://nnedi.com/zahrah.html

#4 - September 22, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Recent enough, andregirl! Thanks for the info. In fact, I found three covers for it and have added them all!!

The current count is 57.
#5 - September 23, 2012, 06:16 AM
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Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor
       
Hot Girl
by Dream Jordan
   
Tyrell - Kendra - Bronxwood
by Coe Booth
   
Bronx Masquerade
by Nikki Grimes

A Step From Heaven
by An Na
   
Romiette and Julio
by Sharon M. Draper

Sold
by Patricia McCormick

First Part Last  -  Heaven -  Sweet, Hereafter
by Angela Johnson   
   
Monster
by Walter Dean Myers
   
Just Another Hero
by Sharon M. Draper
       
Who Am I Without Him?  -  The Skin I'm In  - Money Hungry
by Sharon Flake
#6 - September 23, 2012, 06:28 AM
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THANK YOU!!!!! The count is now 74!

http://pinterest.com/nandinibajpai/one-hundred-ya-book-covers-of-color/

Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor ADDED
       
Hot Girl
by Dream Jordan ADDED
   
Tyrell - Kendra - Bronxwood
by Coe Booth ADDED
   
Bronx Masquerade
by Nikki Grimes ADDED

A Step From Heaven
by An Na ALREADY HAD
   
Romiette and Julio
by Sharon M. Draper ADDED

Sold
by Patricia McCormick ADDED

First Part Last  -  Heaven -  Sweet, Hereafter
by Angela Johnson   ADDED
   
Monster
by Walter Dean Myers ALREADY HAD
   
Just Another Hero
by Sharon M. Draper ADDED
       
Who Am I Without Him?  -  The Skin I'm In  - Money Hungry
by Sharon Flake ADDED

#7 - September 23, 2012, 07:00 AM
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What Can('t) Wait by Ashley Hope Perez
#8 - September 23, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Miracle's Boys by Jacueqline Woodson
#9 - September 23, 2012, 07:17 AM
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The Last Station Master, Feb. 2013

#10 - September 23, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Great board!

Nikki Carter has a new series with black teens on the covers.
#11 - September 23, 2012, 07:45 AM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now
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Thanks, dinalapomy101. Added a couple of her covers. I had no idea that Kensington's new K-Teen imprint was so diverse!
#12 - September 23, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Ooh, raising hand! Please include My Beating Teenage Heart. This is the paperback cover (it's out Tuesday):

#13 - September 23, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Congratulations--it's lovely, C.K.! Just added it...

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#14 - September 23, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Hey Nandini, I know you said YA, but I noticed that there are a couple of MG covers on your list, so I'll throw out a few of those:

MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS and STANFORD WONG FLUNKS BIG-TIME, Lisa Yee
THE SAVAGE FORTRESS, Sarwat Chadda
*cough* GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES, some random chump

And in the YA camp:

MY LIFE AS A RHOMBUS, Varian Johnson
WE WERE HERE, BALL DON'T LIE, and MEXICAN WHITEBOY by Matt de la Pena
#15 - September 23, 2012, 10:07 AM

And if you're doing MG - Ghetto Cowboy is another one (loved the book!)
#16 - September 23, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Mike, J. Ro, I should go back and weed out the MG covers--it's hard to decide what to include with some of the older MG books. I'll do it later this week, when I've more time. But I'll start a board with MG covers of color too. I think they have much more diverse covers for younger readers apparently, so it should be easier to get to a 100 with them. And, yes, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES will definitely star on that board!!!

I added your YA suggestions, Mike!!
#17 - September 23, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Thanks, Nandini! Did you get Ten Things I Hate About Me (http://aeliareads.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/tenthings.jpg) & Does My Head Look Big in This? (http://muslimmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/myhead.jpg) by by Randa Abdel-Fattah:

#18 - September 23, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Would FLYGIRL count? The MC is black but the whole plot hinges on the fact that she can pass as white, so the girl on the front doesn't look clearly one race or the other.

Also A LA CARTE by Tanita Davis and Traci L. Jones novels (STANDING AGAINST THE WIND, FINDING MY PLACE, and SILHOUETTED BY THE BLUE
#19 - September 23, 2012, 04:51 PM
BOOK SCAVENGER, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt 
THE UNBREAKABLE CODE, April 2017
UNLOCK THE ROCK, 2018
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Great idea! I just "followed" you. :)
How about Irises by Fransico X. Stork? The cover just shows the back of the girls, but they're hispanic in the book and I think the conveys that.
Walter Dean Myers Monster... (it is 2001, though)
American Born Chinese
The Skin I'm In - by Sharon Flake
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson (but they are veeeery small on the cover - not sure it helps)
Whale Talk - Chris Cutcher (MC is black/Japanese/White)

#20 - September 23, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan & Justine Larbalestier

(Sorry if either of these are already there - I looked through it quickly, and my TBR list is now groaning, but I tend not to have an eye for detail!)
#21 - September 23, 2012, 06:15 PM

Wow, keep the suggestions coming!! And BTW I just pinned the ONE HUNDREDTH cover--YAY!!

http://pinterest.com/nandinibajpai/one-hundred-ya-book-covers-of-color/

I do think I have many of the suggestions already, but I'll wade through them tomorrow and add in the ones I don't have. Have to cull out the MG ones anyway...

I'm not sure what exactly I was hoping to find at the end of this cut and paste frenzy, but looking at that board sure makes me HAPPY, and optimistic, and generally pleased that so many editors, art directors, publishers, marketing peeps or whoever managed to put books out there that reflect the POC inside the covers.

Thanks again, and goodnight!!!   
#22 - September 23, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Are you including older books? If so, Suzanne Fisher Staples' books, SHIVA'S FIRE, SHABANU, HAVELI, THE HOUSE OF DJINN; Joseph Bruchac's SACAJAWEA; Houston and Houston's FAREWELL TO MANZANAR; Kyoko Mori's SHIZUKO'S DAUGHTER and ONE BIRD; Graham Salisbury's EYES OF THE EMPEROR; Julian Houston's NEW BOY.
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Oops! I just reread your post and you're looking for recent and forthcoming works. Sorry!
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I don't think I saw THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING by M.T.Anderson.
Great board! :)
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Wow, great board!

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

I don't think I saw those on there...sorry if someone else suggested it and I missed it.
#26 - September 24, 2012, 04:22 PM
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oops! just noticed Liar on the board...
#27 - September 24, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Pretty much everything by Zoe Marriott :) http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1025280.Zo_Marriott (I especially love the Polish cover for Shadows on the Moon: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15823528-cienie-na-ksi-ycu)

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. http://www.goodreads.com/work/editions/15767096-stormdancer

The paperback (I think UK too?) version of Sarah Rees Brennan's The Demon's Surrender: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9608252-the-demon-s-surrender

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Kross: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13060608-the-girl-in-the-clockwork-collar

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nandini - because you changed the name of your board, the link here no longer works (I found it by going to your regular board).
#29 - September 25, 2012, 11:32 AM
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nandini - because you changed the name of your board, the link here no longer works (I found it by going to your regular board).

That wasn't too smart of me! Thanks for the heads up, literaticat. My daughter has been home with a cold since Sunday so I've not been here much, but I've been updating covers sporadically based on all the new suggestions. 

THANKS everyone!!! I'll add more tonight!!

The new link to the pinboard---> http://pinterest.com/nandinibajpai/one-hundred-ya-book-covers-of-color/
#30 - September 25, 2012, 12:29 PM
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