Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Black Lives Matter: Teens and Racism

Coles, Jay, author.

When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye...

Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of...

Magoon, Kekla, author.

Told from multiple viewpoints, Shae Tatum, an unarmed, thirteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a w...

Medina, Tony, author.

The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and...

Ramée, Lisa Moore, author.

After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black...

Reynolds, Jason, author.

Sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing. Classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal bea...

Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.

"After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of h...

Jones, Kimberly (Kimberly Latrice), author.

Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other...

Stone, Nic, author.

Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce Mc...

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...

Stevenson, Bryan, author.

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a la...

Jewell, Tiffany, author.

This book is written for the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adult...

Reynolds, Jason, author.

"A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, ...

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.

"This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves mil...

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.

"In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of...

Elliott, Zetta, author.

"Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poe...