Diverse YA & MG 2018 UK Releases

This is a list of YA & MG diverse novels and YA & MG novels by marginalised authors, coming out in the UK in 2018 - like the list I had for 2017.

This list is a work in progress; more titles will be added as I hear about them. If you know of any that you can't see, do please tweet me! All links go to Goodreads - those books without links aren't yet on Goodreads.

I hope this list will help fellow UK readers find diverse titles to read this year! Any questions, let me know!

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  • 8th Feb 2018 - Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson - from a poor neighbourhood - from Bloomsbury.
  • August 2018 - Book by Will Hill, title TBC - book deals with class/societal issues surrounding the Mexican drug wars/cartels in Juarez and surrounding areas - from Usborne.
  • September 2018 - Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon - Secondary characters who have run away from home and are living on the streets or have become trapped in prostitution - from Usborne.

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  • May 2018 - Rose Muddle Book 2 - Indian - from Usborne.
  • July 2018 - Talent Show Alien Invasion by Matt Brown - British Afro-Carribean - from Usborne.
  • August 2018 - The Travels of Ermine by Jennifer Gray - Biracial; half-Vietnamese, secondary character: Indigenous Australian - from Usborne.
  • August 2018 - Eddie Stone 3 by Simon Cherry - British Afro-Carribean - from Usborne.
  • August 2018 - The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean (link goes to old edition, but is being reissued in 2018) - Secondary Character: Indigenous Australian - from Usborne.

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  • May 2018 - Rose Muddle Book 2 - Hindu - from Usborne 


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  • March 2018 - Who Killed Darius Drake? by Rodman Philbrick - One MC from single-parent, working class family, step-sister from wealthier background - from Usborne.
  • July 2018 - 6 Chelsea Walk: Girls at the Opera by Ann Turnball - MC’s family lose all their money in 1764, so experience a significant drop in social status - from Usborne.

Fostered/In Children's Home:

  • March 2018 - Who Killed Darius Drake? by Rodman Philbrick - One MC from children's home - from Usborne.


Intersectional:
  • May 2018 - Rose Muddle Book 2 - Indian, Hindu - from Usborne 

Authors


LGBTQ:



POC/Ethnic Background:



Immigrants/Refugees:



Cultural or Religious Background:



Mental Health:



Disability:



Neurodiversity:



Chronic Illness/Disease:



Class:



Polyamory:



Intersectional:


#OwnVoices

(authors of marginalised groups writing about the same marginalised groups)

LGBTQ:



POC/Ethnic Background:



Immigrants/Refugees:



Cultural or Religious Background:



Mental Health:



Disability:



Neurodiversity:



Chronic Illness/Disease:



Class:



Polyamory:



Intersectional: