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Find new favourites among these up-and-coming Young Adult authors

Written by · Published Apr 1, 2019

The Legend of Sally Jones, We Are All Made of Molecules, For Every One

We’ve put together a list of YA authors we think should be better known for Suffolk Libraries Children’s Month

See also: Suffolk Libraries Children’s Month: authors and illustrators to watch

Jakob Wegelius

Prize winning Swedish author-illustrator of The Murderer’s Ape and its graphic novel prequel The Legend of Sally Jones.

Clémentine Beauvais

French author of the prize-winning YA novel Piglettes and In Paris with You.

Susin Nielsen

This Canadian author is a librarians’ favourite, particularly for No Fixed Address and We Are All Made of Molecules

Jason Reynolds

US poet whose YA debut Long Way Down, a verse novel about revenge shootings, has just been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Reynolds also recently published an inspirational poem for dreamers, For Every One.

Candy Gourlay

UK-based Filipino author who was recently revealed as the new Booktrust Writer in Residence. Gourlay’s debut novel, Bone Talk has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Children’s Book Award.

Tomi Adeyemi

Nigerian-American author whose debut, Children of Blood and Bone, was one of the most hotly anticipated YA releases of recent years. Sequel Children of Virtue and Vengeance is out soon.

Muhammad Khan

British author whose first novel, I Am Thunder, has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. His second book, Kick the Moon, is getting excellent reviews.

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

I work for the Suffolk Libraries stock team. I also write children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Visit my website.