2016 End of the Year Giveaway + Hiatus

Thank you so much for your support of Rich in Color! This year turned out to be a very trying one for a lot of the members of our community, but it also provided us with a number of fantastic young adult books by or about people of color and people from First/Native Nations. If you haven’t checked out our 2016 favorites lists yet, you should! (Audrey’s Favorites, Crystal’s Favorites, Jessica’s Favorites, and K. Imani’s Favorites)

As usual, we will be taking a bit of a break in order to spend some time relaxing and recharging for the new year. We will be on hiatus until January 16, 2017.

In the meantime, we have a giveaway to wrap up the year. This year, we have a total of twenty prizes up for grabs: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash, Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung, Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall, I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda, Playing for the Devil’s Fire by Phillippe Diederich, The Door at the Crossroads by Zetta Elliott, Open Mic edited by Mitali Perkins, X a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon, Caminar by Skila Brown, The Smoking Mirror by David Bowles, When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters, The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh (audiobook), and five Winner’s Choice books.

This giveaway is open to people with U.S. mailing addresses only. See terms and conditions for further details. The giveaway will end at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve (EST), so make sure you enter to win some of our favorite books, both from this year and years before!
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May the new year bring you joy–and lots of wonderful books to read!

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9 Comments on “2016 End of the Year Giveaway + Hiatus
  1. Thank all of you for providing such great posts and reviews for diverse books and authors!

    For 2017, there’s a number of YA books by/about people of color that I’m really excited about. 🙂

    A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
    Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
    Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
    American Street by Ibi Zoboi
    Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
    The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

    I’m sure there’s more on the way that I haven’t heard about yet, but it’s shaping up to be a fantastic year.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. One of my favorite books of 2016 was, It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by
    Firoozeh Dumas. It’s nice to read humorous stories of first and second-generation Iranians growing up in America. There’s a need for more Persians depicted in YA and middle-level books.

    • I forgot to add my favorite book of 2016: We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson, Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios, March graphic novel Trilogy.

      Most looking forward to: When Dimple Met Rishi and Library of Fates just to name a few.

  3. I hope you’re all enjoying your hiatus…with many wonderful books, of course.

    Favorites of mine from this year were Juliet Takes a Breath, Labyrinth Lost, and Timekeeper. Two not published in 2016 but ones I read and loved this year were Akata Witch and All American Boys.

    For 2017, I already have preordered The Hate U Give and History is All You Left Me. I know there are several more that I want, but I’ll probably only think of them as soon as I post this comment. Ooh, I remembered one right before I was about to submit, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life.

    Thank you for all your wonderful posts this year. I don’t always comment, but I’ve loved reading what you all have to say, and I definitely appreciate the many books you’ve helped me find. To more of the same in 2017!

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