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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?tyrell+booth '''''Tyrell''''']  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?tyrell+booth '''''Tyrell''''']  
 
Tyrell doesn't want to end up like his dad in prison. But how else is he going to get some money to impress the girls when he lives in homeless shelter?
 
Tyrell doesn't want to end up like his dad in prison. But how else is he going to get some money to impress the girls when he lives in homeless shelter?
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?kendra '''''Kendra''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bronxwood '''''Bronxwood''''']
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?born+in+sin+coleman '''''Born in Sin'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?coleman+evelyn '''''Evelyn Coleman''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?coleman+evelyn '''''Evelyn Coleman''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?born+in+sin+coleman '''''Born in Sin''''']
 
Keisha battles racial attitudes and other obstacles to pursue her dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer and a doctor.
 
Keisha battles racial attitudes and other obstacles to pursue her dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer and a doctor.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?watsons+birmingham+1963 '''''The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?curtis+christopher+paul '''''Christopher Paul Curtis''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?curtis+christopher+paul '''''Christopher Paul Curtis''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?watsons+birmingham+1963 '''''The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963''''']  
 
Kenny and his family's funny road-trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama turns serious when they face tragedy at Grandma's church.
 
Kenny and his family's funny road-trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama turns serious when they face tragedy at Grandma's church.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jason+kyra+dana '''''Jason & Kyra'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?davidson+dana '''''Dana Davidson''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?davidson+dana '''''Dana Davidson''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jason+kyra+dana '''''Jason & Kyra''''']
 
Jason the jock and Kyra the brain fall for each other after they are paired for a school project. Will Jason's jealous ex break them apart?
 
Jason the jock and Kyra the brain fall for each other after they are paired for a school project. Will Jason's jealous ex break them apart?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?battle+jericho+draper '''''The Battle of Jericho'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?draper+sharon '''''Sharon Draper''''']
 
Jericho is psyched to be pledging the Warriors of Distinction, the coolest club in high school. Can he stand up when the pledging pushes his Dana too far?  The story continues with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?november+blues+draper '''''November Blues'''''].
 
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dark+sons+grimes '''''Dark Sons'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?grimes+nikki '''''Nikki Grimes''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?davis+tanita '''''Tanita Davis''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/record=b1243865~S9 '''''A La Carte''''']
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Lainey, a high school senior and aspiring celebrity chef, is forced to question her priorities after her best friend (and secret crush) runs away from home.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/record=b1277601~S9 '''''Happy Families''''']
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In alternating chapters, sixteen-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin share their conflicted feelings as they struggle to come to terms with their father's decision to dress as a woman.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/record=b1252330~S9 '''''Mare's War''''']
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Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?divine+l '''''L. Divine''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?fight+divine '''''The Fight''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?second+chance+divine '''''Second Chance''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?jayd's+legacy '''''Jayd's Legacy''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?frenemies '''''Frenemies''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lady+j+divine '''''Lady J''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?courtin'+jayd '''''Courtin' Jayd''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hustlin '''''Hustlin'''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?keep+it+movin '''''Keep It Movin'''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?holidaze '''''Holidaze''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?culture+clash '''''Culture Clash''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cold+as+ice '''''Cold As Ice''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?pushin+divine '''''Pushin'''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?meltdown+divine '''''Meltdown''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?so+so+hood '''''So, So Hood''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?draper+sharon '''''Sharon Draper''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?romiette+and+julio '''''Romiette and Julio''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?double+dutch '''''Double Dutch''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?copper+sun '''''Copper Sun''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fire+from+the+rock '''''Fire From the Rock''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?out+of+my+mind+draper '''''Out of My Mind''''']
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'''Hazelwood High'''
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tears+of+a+tiger '''''Tears of a Tiger''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?forged+by+fire '''''Forged by Fire''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?darkness+before+dawn '''''Darkness Before Dawn''''']
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'''Jericho Prescott'''
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?battle+jericho+draper '''''The Battle of Jericho''''']
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Jericho is psyched to be pledging the Warriors of Distinction, the coolest club in high school. Can he stand up when the pledging pushes his Dana too far? 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?november+blues+draper '''''November Blues''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?just+another+hero '''''Just Another Hero''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?flake+sharon '''''Sharon Flake''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?skin+i'm+in '''''Skin I'm In''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?money+hungry+flake '''''Money Hungry'''''] by
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After being homeless, all Raspberry can think of are schemes to make money.  She's worried, though, that that won't fix what's really wrong with her life.  Read more about her struggles with her dad in [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?begging+change '''''Begging for Change''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?bang+flake '''''Bang!''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?pinned+flake '''''Pinned''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?grimes+nikki '''''Nikki Grimes''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dark+sons+grimes '''''Dark Sons''''']  
 
Poet Nikki Grimes gives us the parallel stories of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Sam, a teen in New York and their similar father-issues.
 
Poet Nikki Grimes gives us the parallel stories of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Sam, a teen in New York and their similar father-issues.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?money+hungry+flake '''''Money Hungry'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?flake+sharon '''''Sharon Flake''''']
 
After being homeless, all Raspberry can think of are schemes to make money.  She's worried, though, that that won't fix what's really wrong with her life.  Read more about her struggles with her dad in [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?begging+change '''''Begging for Change'''''].
 
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?first+part+last+johnson '''''First Part Last'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?johnson+angela '''''Angela Johnson''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?johnson+angela '''''Angela Johnson''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?first+part+last+johnson '''''First Part Last''''']  
 
Sixteen year old Bobby was living it up in New York until he and his girlfriend Nia realize they are going to be parents. Will they keep the baby or give it up for adoption?
 
Sixteen year old Bobby was living it up in New York until he and his girlfriend Nia realize they are going to be parents. Will they keep the baby or give it up for adoption?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?off+color+mcdonald '''''Off-Color'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mcdonald+janet '''''Janet McDonald''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mcdonald+janet '''''Janet McDonald''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?off+color+mcdonald '''''Off-Color''''']  
 
Cameron is the only white girl living in her projects. Or is she? Her mother's revelation makes her question her identity.
 
Cameron is the only white girl living in her projects. Or is she? Her mother's revelation makes her question her identity.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?47+mosley '''''47'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mosley+walter '''''Walter Mosley''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mosley+walter '''''Walter Mosley''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?47+mosley '''''47''''']  
 
47 is the name of a 14 year old slave who learns about magic and freedom from runaway Tall John.
 
47 is the name of a 14 year old slave who learns about magic and freedom from runaway Tall John.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?baptism+moses '''''Baptism'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?moses+shelia '''''Shelia P. Moses''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?moses+shelia '''''Shelia P. Moses''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?baptism+moses '''''Baptism''''']
 
The summer they turn twelve, twins Luke and Leon have one week to get ready for their baptism, but can they avoid their bully older brother, their stepfather and the temptation of fishing.
 
The summer they turn twelve, twins Luke and Leon have one week to get ready for their baptism, but can they avoid their bully older brother, their stepfather and the temptation of fishing.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?street+love+myers'''''Street Love'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?myers+walter+dean+1937 '''''Walter Dean Myers''''']
 
This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.
 
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sunrise+fallujah '''''Sunrise Over Fallujah'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?myers+walter+dean+1937 '''''Walter Dean Myers''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?myers+walter+dean+1937 '''''Walter Dean Myers''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/record=b1143349~S9 '''''Monster''''']
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?street+love+myers'''''Street Love''''']
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This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sunrise+fallujah '''''Sunrise Over Fallujah''''']
 
Teenaged Robin "Birdy" Perry knew serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom wouldn't be like the living in Harlem, but he didn't know how close he would become to Marla, Jonsey and the rest of the soldiers he meets.  Not all of them come home.
 
Teenaged Robin "Birdy" Perry knew serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom wouldn't be like the living in Harlem, but he didn't know how close he would become to Marla, Jonsey and the rest of the soldiers he meets.  Not all of them come home.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?broken+china '''''Broken China'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+lori+aurelia '''''Lori Aurelia Williams''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+lori+aurelia '''''Lori Aurelia Williams''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?broken+china '''''Broken China''''']  
 
There's only one place in town that will hire a 14 year old drop out: the local strip club. But China Cup Cameron only has her paralyzed uncle for support and she's trying to raise a two year old daughter. Will she make the right decision?
 
There's only one place in town that will hire a 14 year old drop out: the local strip club. But China Cup Cameron only has her paralyzed uncle for support and she's trying to raise a two year old daughter. Will she make the right decision?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?it+chicks '''''It Chicks'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+tia '''''Tia Williams''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+tia '''''Tia Williams''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?it+chicks '''''It Chicks''''']
 
Tangie and her friends Izzy and Skye are at the super competitive Armstrong High School for the Performing Arts. The classes are hard, but the social scene is brutal. Do these divas have what it takes?
 
Tangie and her friends Izzy and Skye are at the super competitive Armstrong High School for the Performing Arts. The classes are hard, but the social scene is brutal. Do these divas have what it takes?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?no+laughter+here+williams '''''No Laughter Here'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+garcia+rita '''''Rita Williams-Garcia''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+garcia+rita '''''Rita Williams-Garcia''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?no+laughter+here+williams '''''No Laughter Here''''']  
 
Akilah knows something happened to her best friend Victoria on her trip back to Nigeria, but when she finds out that it was female circumcision, she has even more questions.
 
Akilah knows something happened to her best friend Victoria on her trip back to Nigeria, but when she finds out that it was female circumcision, she has even more questions.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kayla+chronicles '''''The Kayla Chronicles: a novel'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?winston+sherri '''''Sherri Winston''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?winston+sherri '''''Sherri Winston''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kayla+chronicles '''''The Kayla Chronicles: a novel''''']
 
Kayla's grandmother taught her to be a feminist before she died.  Her friend and fellow feminist Rosalie thinks Kayla should infiltrate the dance team for the school newpaper. Is there more than one way to have girl power?
 
Kayla's grandmother taught her to be a feminist before she died.  Her friend and fellow feminist Rosalie thinks Kayla should infiltrate the dance team for the school newpaper. Is there more than one way to have girl power?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?after+tupac '''''After Tupac & D Foster'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?woodson+jacqueline '''''Jacqueline Woodson''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?woodson+jacqueline '''''Jacqueline Woodson''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?after+tupac '''''After Tupac & D Foster''''']  
 
It's 1996 and Neeka and her friend are locked down on the block. Not D, though. She's a foster kid who roams New York.  The girls bond of Tupac but do they ever really know each other?
 
It's 1996 and Neeka and her friend are locked down on the block. Not D, though. She's a foster kid who roams New York.  The girls bond of Tupac but do they ever really know each other?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?black+girl+sings'''''When the Black Girl Sings'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?wright+bil'''''Bil Wright''''']
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[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?wright+bil'''''Bil Wright''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?black+girl+sings'''''When the Black Girl Sings''''']  
 
Lahini is the only black girl in her school . . . and in her family. Now that her parents are separated, she feels more alone than ever. To pull of a solo in the school concert, she turns to the gospel choir of her new church and finds a place to belong.
 
Lahini is the only black girl in her school . . . and in her family. Now that her parents are separated, she feels more alone than ever. To pull of a solo in the school concert, she turns to the gospel choir of her new church and finds a place to belong.
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[[Category:Young Adult Fiction]]
 
[[Category:Young Adult Fiction]]
 
[[Category:African American|Young Adult Fiction]]
 
[[Category:African American|Young Adult Fiction]]

Revision as of 01:36, 6 November 2013

Article in Young Adult Fiction and African American


Jaime Adoff

In this book in verse, 12 year old Keith leaves Brooklyn after his dad's death and has to deals with racism with the music of Jimi Hendrix.


Coe Booth

Tyrell doesn't want to end up like his dad in prison. But how else is he going to get some money to impress the girls when he lives in homeless shelter?


Evelyn Coleman

Keisha battles racial attitudes and other obstacles to pursue her dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer and a doctor.


Christopher Paul Curtis

Kenny and his family's funny road-trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama turns serious when they face tragedy at Grandma's church.


Dana Davidson

Jason the jock and Kyra the brain fall for each other after they are paired for a school project. Will Jason's jealous ex break them apart?


Tanita Davis

Lainey, a high school senior and aspiring celebrity chef, is forced to question her priorities after her best friend (and secret crush) runs away from home.

In alternating chapters, sixteen-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin share their conflicted feelings as they struggle to come to terms with their father's decision to dress as a woman.

Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.


L. Divine


Sharon Draper

Hazelwood High

Jericho Prescott

Jericho is psyched to be pledging the Warriors of Distinction, the coolest club in high school. Can he stand up when the pledging pushes his Dana too far?


Sharon Flake

After being homeless, all Raspberry can think of are schemes to make money. She's worried, though, that that won't fix what's really wrong with her life. Read more about her struggles with her dad in Begging for Change


Nikki Grimes

Poet Nikki Grimes gives us the parallel stories of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Sam, a teen in New York and their similar father-issues.


Angela Johnson

Sixteen year old Bobby was living it up in New York until he and his girlfriend Nia realize they are going to be parents. Will they keep the baby or give it up for adoption?


Janet McDonald

Cameron is the only white girl living in her projects. Or is she? Her mother's revelation makes her question her identity.


Walter Mosley

47 is the name of a 14 year old slave who learns about magic and freedom from runaway Tall John.


Shelia P. Moses

The summer they turn twelve, twins Luke and Leon have one week to get ready for their baptism, but can they avoid their bully older brother, their stepfather and the temptation of fishing.


Walter Dean Myers

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.

Teenaged Robin "Birdy" Perry knew serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom wouldn't be like the living in Harlem, but he didn't know how close he would become to Marla, Jonsey and the rest of the soldiers he meets. Not all of them come home.


Lori Aurelia Williams

There's only one place in town that will hire a 14 year old drop out: the local strip club. But China Cup Cameron only has her paralyzed uncle for support and she's trying to raise a two year old daughter. Will she make the right decision?


Tia Williams

Tangie and her friends Izzy and Skye are at the super competitive Armstrong High School for the Performing Arts. The classes are hard, but the social scene is brutal. Do these divas have what it takes?


Rita Williams-Garcia

Akilah knows something happened to her best friend Victoria on her trip back to Nigeria, but when she finds out that it was female circumcision, she has even more questions.


Sherri Winston

Kayla's grandmother taught her to be a feminist before she died. Her friend and fellow feminist Rosalie thinks Kayla should infiltrate the dance team for the school newpaper. Is there more than one way to have girl power?


Jacqueline Woodson

It's 1996 and Neeka and her friend are locked down on the block. Not D, though. She's a foster kid who roams New York. The girls bond of Tupac but do they ever really know each other?


Bil Wright

Lahini is the only black girl in her school . . . and in her family. Now that her parents are separated, she feels more alone than ever. To pull of a solo in the school concert, she turns to the gospel choir of her new church and finds a place to belong.