Growing up, I read excellent young adult fiction, mostly by white authors. Lately, however, there has been a surge of Black, Asian, and Latino young adult authors writing books with protagonists of color and the issues they face. This is far from an exhaustive list. Disclaimer: I use affiliate links for Amazon and will make a cent or two if you buy using these links.
African American History Month: Young Adult Books
BCLS: Great Books for Teens by African-American Authors
Skip to Content Skip to Menu. Told in alternating voices, this is the compelling and nuanced story of two Springfield High School students: Rashad, a black year-old ROTC member and aspiring artist, and Quinn, a white senior and varsity basketball player, and what happens when an off-duty officer and family friend of Quinn viciously assaults Rashad at a corner store after wrongly assuming he was stealing a bag of chips. Mary B. Addison killed a baby. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it?
African and African American->Teen fiction: Books
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