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Article in [[:Category:Young Adult Fiction|Young Adult Fiction]] and [[:Category:African American|African American]]
 
Article in [[:Category:Young Adult Fiction|Young Adult Fiction]] and [[:Category:African American|African American]]
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?jimi+me '''''Jimi & Me''''']by  [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?adoff+jaime '''''Jaime Adoff''''']  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jimi+me '''''Jimi & Me''''']by  [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?adoff+jaime '''''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.
 
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.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?tyrell+booth '''''Tyrell'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?booth+coe '''''Coe Booth''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?tyrell+booth '''''Tyrell'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?booth+coe '''''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?
 
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?
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?watsons+birmingham+1963 '''''The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/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'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?curtis+christopher+paul '''''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.
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?jason+kyra+dana '''''Jason & Kyra'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?davidson+dana '''''Dana Davidson''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?jason+kyra+dana '''''Jason & Kyra'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?davidson+dana '''''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?
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?battle+jericho+draper '''''The Battle of Jericho'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?draper+sharon '''''Sharon Draper''''']
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*[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://166.61.234.92/search/X?november+blues+draper '''''November Blues'''''].
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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?  The story continues with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?november+blues+draper '''''November Blues'''''].
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?dark+sons+grimes '''''Dark Sons'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?grimes+nikki '''''Nikki Grimes''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dark+sons+grimes '''''Dark Sons'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?grimes+nikki '''''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.
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?money+hungry+flake '''''Money Hungry'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?flake+sharon '''''Sharon Flake''''']
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*[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://166.61.234.92/search/X?begging+change '''''Begging for Change'''''].
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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'''''].
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?first+part+last+johnson '''''First Part Last'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?johnson+angela '''''Angela Johnson''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?first+part+last+johnson '''''First Part Last'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?johnson+angela '''''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?
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?off+color+mcdonald '''''Off-Color'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?mcdonald+janet '''''Janet McDonald''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?off+color+mcdonald '''''Off-Color'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mcdonald+janet '''''Janet McDonald''''']
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?47+mosley '''''47'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?mosley+walter '''''Walter Mosley''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?47+mosley '''''47'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?mosley+walter '''''Walter Mosley''''']
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?baptism+moses '''''Baptism'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?moses+shelia '''''Shelia P. Moses''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?baptism+moses '''''Baptism'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?moses+shelia '''''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.
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?sunrise+fallujah '''''Sunrise Over Fallujah'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?myers+walter+dean+1937 '''''Walter Dean Myers''''']
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*[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''''']
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?broken+china '''''Broken China'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?williams+lori+aurelia '''''Lori Aurelia Williams''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?broken+china '''''Broken China'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+lori+aurelia '''''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?
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?it+chicks '''''It Chicks'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?williams+tia '''''Tia Williams''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?it+chicks '''''It Chicks'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+tia '''''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?
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?no+laughter+here+williams '''''No Laughter Here'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/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'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?williams+garcia+rita '''''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.
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?kayla+chronicles '''''The Kayla Chronicles: a novel'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?winston+sherri '''''Sherri Winston''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kayla+chronicles '''''The Kayla Chronicles: a novel'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?winston+sherri '''''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?
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/t?after+tupac '''''After Tupac & D Foster'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?woodson+jacqueline '''''Jacqueline Woodson''''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?after+tupac '''''After Tupac & D Foster'''''] by [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?woodson+jacqueline '''''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?
 
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://166.61.234.92/search/X?black+girl+sings'''''When the Black Girl Sings'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?wright+bil'''''Bil Wright''''']
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*[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''''']
 
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.
  
 
[[Category:Young Adult Fiction]]
 
[[Category:Young Adult Fiction]]
 
[[Category:African American]]
 
[[Category:African American]]

Revision as of 13:46, 27 June 2009

Article in Young Adult Fiction and African American

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.

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?

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

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?

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 November Blues.

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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.