Many authors on the Young Adult Best Sellers list also appear on the Children’s Series list, so I have combined all the authors on both lists to determine the number of authors of color. Out of 76 total young adult authors on the YA list and the Children’s Series list, one author’s race is unknown (Morgan Rice), and seven are authors of color, or 9%. They are:
We’re so happy to have been able to include new comer Ava Dellaira to this list of longstanding Young Adult best sellers; including super-talents John Green, Ransom Riggs, Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak and Rainbow Rowell. For more fiction Young Adult books, follow along with our tag. With so many wonderful children and teen books being turned into movies, you may have an interest in following our tag: .