African-American Authors (Young Adult Fiction)
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?
Keisha battles racial attitudes and other obstacles to pursue her dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer and a doctor.
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.
- The Fight
- Second Chance
- Jayd's Legacy
- Lady J
- Courtin' Jayd
- Keep It Movin'
- Culture Clash
- Cold As Ice
- So, So Hood
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?
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
47 is the name of a 14 year old slave who learns about magic and freedom from runaway Tall John.
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.
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.