African American Historical Fiction for Teens
A printable pdf of this booklist is available here (6/2011)
Young Adult historical fiction about African Americans
- Estrella’s Quinceañera, by Malin Alegria. Estrella’s mom is planning her quinceañera, and her friends at private school are focused on other things. Can she find a balance? For another quince tale, try Nancy Osa’s Cuba 15; for true stories about this tradition, try Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the U.S.A by Julia Alvarez.