Books Starring Black Teens

boyblacksuit The Boy in the Black Suit
YA FIC REYNOLDS
Soon after his mother’s death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death.
thissideofhome This Side of Home
YA FIC WATSON
Twins Nikki and Maya always agreed – on friends, boys, and going to a historically black college. But they react differently to the gentrification of their Portland neighborhood.
seenocolor See No Color
YA FIC GIBNEY
Alex has always identified as a baseball player with an adoptive family that loves her. But as she learns about her birth father, she begins to come to terms with her adoption and her race.
truelegend True Legend
YA FIC LUPICA
Drew “True” Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but when it goes go his head, he learns from a former playground legend that fame can have consequences.
flygirl Flygirl
YA FIC STRAND
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl makes the difficult choice to “pass” for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
crossover The Crossover
YA FIC ALEXANDER
Twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as they struggle with growing up and their father ignores his declining health.
nototherwise Not Otherwise Specified
YA FIC MOSKOWITZ
Auditioning for an NYC performing arts high school could help Etta escape her Nebraska all-girl school, where she just doesn’t fit in with her former friends.
allamericanboys All American Boys
YA FIC REYNOLDS
When black 16-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, his white classmate Quinn witnesses his beating at the hands of a police officer who is Quinn’s best friend’s older brother. Told through both Rashad and Quinn’s viewpoints.

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