Lists and Suggestions for Teens
List: Black Voices in YA Fiction
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, editor.
A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the exper... More
A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope
Caldwell, Patrice, editor.
Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen storie... More
With the Fire on High
Acevedo, Elizabeth, author.
"Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dre... More
Alexander, Kwame, author.
"When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best ... More
Children of Blood and Bone
Adeyemi, Tomi, author.
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic... More
Felix Ever After
Callender, Kacen, author.
Felix Love has never been in love, painful irony that it is. He desperately wants to know why it se... More
Deonn, Tracy, author.
After her mother dies in an accident, Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or... More
Emezi, Akwaeke, author.
There are no monsters anymore. In the city of Lucille, Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have gr... More
Giles, Lamar. 1979- author.
Nikki Tate's father has been on death row for killing his best friend in a gambling dispute, b... More
Ifueko, Jordan, author.
Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince... More
Ireland, Justina, author.
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsy... More
You Should See Me in a Crown
Johnson, Leah (Young adult author), author.
Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed... More
A Blade So Black
McKinney, L. L. (Leatrice L.), author.
"This isn't the Wonderland you remember. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly co... More
Song Below Water
Morrow, Bethany C., author.
In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers. Meanwhile... More
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Moulite, Maika, author.
After an incident at school, seventeen year-old Alaine is spending spring break in a "voluntee... More
Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her fam... More
Charming as a Verb
Philippe, Ben, author.
Henri "Halti" Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. But his easy smiles mask a burning... More
Reynolds, Jason, author.
Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Gho... More
Opposite of Always
Reynolds, Justin A., author.
Jack and Kate met, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite f... More
Smith, Sherri L.
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to... More
Stone, Nic, author.
"When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change... More
The Hate U Give
Thomas, Angie, author.
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life... More
Piecing Me Together
Watson, Renée, author.
Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mo... More
Punching the Air
Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.
From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exo... More