Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Black History Month 2021 - Black Voices in YA Fiction

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, editor.

A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the exper...

Caldwell, Patrice, editor.

Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen storie...

Acevedo, Elizabeth, author.

"Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dre...

Alexander, Kwame, author.

"When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best ...

Adeyemi, Tomi, author.

Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic...

Callender, Kacen, author.

Felix Love has never been in love, painful irony that it is. He desperately wants to know why it se...

Deonn, Tracy, author.

After her mother dies in an accident, Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or...

Emezi, Akwaeke, author.

There are no monsters anymore. In the city of Lucille, Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have gr...

Giles, Lamar. 1979- author.

Nikki Tate's father has been on death row for killing his best friend in a gambling dispute, b...

Ifueko, Jordan, author.

Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince...

Ireland, Justina, author.

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsy...

Johnson, Leah (Young adult author), author.

Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed...

McKinney, L. L. (Leatrice L.), author.

"This isn't the Wonderland you remember. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly co...

Morrow, Bethany C., author.

In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers. Meanwhile...

Moulite, Maika, author.

After an incident at school, seventeen year-old Alaine is spending spring break in a "voluntee...

Okorafor, Nnedi.

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her fam...

Philippe, Ben, author.

Henri "Halti" Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. But his easy smiles mask a burning...

Reynolds, Jason, author.

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Gho...

Reynolds, Justin A., author.

Jack and Kate met, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite f...

Smith, Sherri L.

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to...

Stone, Nic, author.

"When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change...

Thomas, Angie, author.

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life...

Watson, Renée, author.

Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mo...

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exo...