A Selection of African And African-American
Materials For Teens


 

CONTEMPORARY FICTION:

Shelved by author's last name; click on the link for availability and location information.

Brooks, Bruce. The Moves Make the Man.

Draper, Sharon M. Forged By Fire.

Grimes, Nikki. Jazmin's Notebook.

Guy, Rosa.
The Disappearance.
The Friends.

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye.

Myers, Walter Dean.
Motown and Didi.
Slam!

Schraff, Anne E. Lost and Found.

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.

Woodson, Jacqueline.
From the Notebooks of MelaninSun.

Williams-Garcia, Rita.
Fast Talk on A Slow Track.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION:

Ayres, Katherine. North by Night.

Beatty, Patricia. Jayhawker.

Carbone, Elisa Lynn. Stealing Freedom.

Gaines, Ernest. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Hamilton, Virginia.
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush.
A White Romance.

Johnson, Angela. Toning the Sweep.

Lester, Julius.
Long Journey Home
Othello: A Novel.

Lyons, Mary. Letters From a Slave Girl.

Paulsen, Gary. Nightjohn.

Rinaldi, Ann. Mine Eyes Have Seen.

 

NON-FICTION:

Harris-Johnson, Debra. The African-American Teenagers Guide to Personal Growth, Health, Safety, Sex, and Survival. YA 646.7 HAR

Lanier, Shannon. Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family. 973.46 JEF

Lester, Julius. To Be A Slave. YA 326.73 LES

Myers, Walter Dean. Bad Boy: A Memoir. YA BIO MYE

Snodgrass. Mary Ellen. Black History Month Resource Book. REF 973.049 BLA

Stretch Your Wings: Famous Black Quotations for Teens. YA 973.049 STR

Tessitore, John. Muhammad Ali. YA 796.83 ALI

Thomas, Velma. Lest We Forget: The Passage From Africa to Slavery and Emancipation. YA 306.362 THO

X, Malcolm. The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
BIO MAL

 

WEBSITES:

Celebrating Black History 365 from Lawson State Community College

Smithsonian Encyclopedia of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Through the Lens of Time: Images of African Americans from the Cook Collection of Photographs

 


You may also be interested in the Jervis Public Library's booklists about slavery, and cultures.


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