African-American Authors (Young Adult Fiction)
- The Death of Jayson Porter
- Jimi & Me
In this book in verse, 12 year old Keith leaves Brooklyn after his dad's death and has to deal with racism with the music of Jimi Hendrix.
- A La Carte
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.
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.
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 off a solo in the school concert, she turns to the gospel choir of her new church and finds a place to belong.