Rich in Color is dedicated to reading, reviewing, talking about, and otherwise promoting young adult fiction starring or written by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We believe that teens should be able to find themselves in the kinds of books they love to read.
While there has been improvement in the quantity of diverse children’s books over the last few years, that alone does not ensure the accuracy or quality of the representation found within. We believe it’s important to support BIPOC books and authors, and one way we can do that is to promote them.
If you know of any traditionally published young adult books that are not already on our release calendar, let us know in the comments of our latest post or at our Goodreads, Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. (Yes, even if you’re the author, agent, or publisher!)
If you’d like to send review copies or involve us in marketing activities (e.g., cover reveals, interviews, giveaways), please review our Reviews & Promotion page before contacting the team.
The Rich in Color team were finalists for the 2022 Ignyte Critics Award.
Audrey is an opinionated reader and occasional writer who loves young adult books in general and speculative fiction in particular. She is passionate about villainous motivations, good food, and trying to become more organized. Audrey can be reached on Twitter or through her personal website.
Crystal has been an elementary school teacher for about 30 years. For about half of that time, she’s been lucky enough to teach in the library. She loves teaching elementary school, but her favorite reading material is young adult lit. When not reading, she may be found traveling, rock climbing, or blogging. You may find her on Twitter, Goodreads, and her blog Reading Through Life.
Jessica spends her time sampling boba and cultivating succulents. She is a former game writer and current kidlit editor working in publishing. When not taking an afternoon nap, she can be found on twitter, instagram, mastodon, or goodreads.
K. Imani Tennyson is a teacher/writer because her two professional selves often overlap. An ELA teacher for almost 20 years, K. Imani also holds an MFA in Creative Writing. She is a 2014 VONA/Voices Fellow and participated in the ALA’s Day of Diversity conference that gathered authors, bloggers, teachers and librarians to promote diverse voices in Children’s and YA literature. You may find her on Twitter.
Jon has slummed it in the valley with the Wakefield twins; slumber partied with Huey, Dewey and Louie; joined Krakow in stalking Angela; and climbed every mountain with the Von Trapps. He has written a guide to blogging, and currently writes young adult and middle grade. He lives online at www.jonyang.org.