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Hey YA Readers!

Let’s fill up your Kindle with some inexpensive reads on this (fill in the blank with your weather) Saturday. If you are looking for books by authors of color and/or titles that are perfect for Black History Month, you’ll find a treasure trove here.

Prices are current as of Friday pm.

  • Grab the queer romantic Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan for $2.
  • The classic Monster by legendary YA author Walter Dean Myers is $2.
  • Want to begin a mystery series? You might like A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. It’s $2.
  • If beginning a fantasy is more your flavor, the first book in Victoria Schwab’s “Monsters of Verity” series, This Savage Song, is $2.
  • Snag the first in a series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes for thriller lovers, The Naturals, for $2.
  • If you listen to Hey YA (and you should!), you know Eric is obsessed with A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole. It’s $2.
  • Everything I’ve read about Nice Try, Jane Sinner screams that it’s a book I’d love. I might need to pick it up for $2.
  • Do you know who Claudette Colvin is? If not — and even if you do but want to know more — Phillip Hoose’s Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is outstanding and only $3.
  • Steve Sheinkin’s Port Chicago 50 is worth well more than the $3 price tag.
  • A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield just won a Coretta Scott King Award and you can snag it for $3.
  • Pick up an anthology about love triangles. Natalie C. Parker’s Three Sides of a Heart is $2.
  • One of the most underrated YA books in recent memory is Liana Tamari’s Calling My Name, a story told in vignettes of a young black girl growing up in Houston. Pick it up and make it more well known for $2.
  • The fictionalized biography of Malcolm X, X, as told by his daughter and Kekla Magoon, is $2.
  • Although it’s a little higher on the price point than I aim for, Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson is worth the $5 and more (psst: she’ll be part of an interview in an upcoming newsletter!).


See you on Monday!

— Kelly Jensen, @veronikellymars on Instagram and editor of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and Here We Are.