Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Young Adult/Middle Grade

Around Harvard Square

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Race, class, and hormones combine and combust when a Harvard freshman and his two friends attempt to join the staff of the Harpoon, the school’s iconic humor magazine.

Cane Warriors

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Moa, a fourteen-year-old slave, gets caught up in the most significant slave rebellion in Jamaican history, paying homage to freedom fighters all over the world.

Game World

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Launching Akashic’s new Black Sheep YA imprint, an adventure novel in a video game turned reality, with giant spiders, malevolent hummingbirds, a not-quite-yellow-brick road, and preteen children learning how to be heroes!

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Home Girl

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When Naomi, a fourteen-year-old white girl, is placed with a black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.

The Shark Curtain

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In Scofield’s powerful debut, teenager Lily Asher takes her first steps toward a strange, loving journey to self-acceptance and belonging.

Forthcoming Titles

Zero O’Clock

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Forthcoming: 9/7/21

For sixteen-year-old Geth Montego, zero o’clock begins on March 12, 2020. By June, she wonders if it will ever end.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before September 7, 2021.

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Kemosha of the Caribbean

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Forthcoming: 2/1/22

In 1668, a young Jamaican girl, Kemosha, secures her freedom from enslavement and finds her true self while sailing to Panama with the legendary Captain Morgan.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 1, 2022.

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