Submitted by anussbaum on Fri, 01/29/2021 - 14:07
Black History Month Recommended Reading: Teen Fiction
List curated by Ari
In honor of Black History Month, we're sharing book recommendations for all ages! This list highlights some of our favorite teen fiction by Black authors. Be sure to check out these books, and to read Black authors all year long, not just in February.
- Fantasy: A Song of Wraiths and Ruins by Roseanne A. Brown, Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
- Science-Fiction: A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell, Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson, The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow, Mirage by Somaiya Daud
- Romance: I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest, You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant, Love is a Revolution by Renée Watson
- Realistic Fiction: Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi, Slay by Brittney Morris, I'm Not Dying With You Tonight Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
- Thrillers/Mystery: Grown by Tiffany Jackson, Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson, Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson, Overturned by Lamar Giles
- Historical Fiction: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed, Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink, Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden, Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden
- Poetry/Verse: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne, Solo by Kwame Alexander
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