African American Books for Teens

These books are about and for teens. Young Adult Literature for African American audiences.
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225 books · 263 voters · list created October 31st, 2009 by Vy (votes) .
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message 1: by Tyreshia (new)

Tyreshia this was a very good book. alot of people recomanded that i read it and i did.


 Imani ♥ ☮ a lot of books were missing from this list. Whats up?


message 3: by Hannah (new)

Hannah baity I'm starting to get annoyed with black writers because none of the characters do anything other than be black and have problems.Dressing up like a black kid with issues is the same as me dressing up as myself


message 4: by Horizons (new)

Horizons Hannah wrote: "I'm starting to get annoyed with black writers because none of the characters do anything other than be black and have problems.Dressing up like a black kid with issues is the same as me dressing u..."

I completely agree with you. It's very difficult to come across novels with black main characters that don't involve being in the hood, getting into trouble, drugs, blah blah blah. All of the out of the box novels please stand up.


message 5: by Supercoach1 (new)

Supercoach1 has anyone read As a Young Man Thinketh. Published by Hawfbooks.com
it a positive and absolutely inspiring book for African American middle school boys


message 6: by carinne (new)

carinne Horizons wrote: "Hannah wrote: "I'm starting to get annoyed with black writers because none of the characters do anything other than be black and have problems.Dressing up like a black kid with issues is the same a..."



Well said. Trying to find a book for a young preteen black child is like looking for a needle in a haystack. My sisters don't know anything about the ghetto, projects, or putting food on the table. Where are all the fun contemporary and Paranormal books ?


message 7: by Ryanne (new)

Ryanne Helms Why do all books with black characters have to be about the hood, drugs, getting pregnant, etc. It's really annoying. I would be elated to find a good book about an African American girl who doen't go through those things. A good teen romance, paranormal, fantacy, etc. Just once! Why does the color of your skin determine life style to people?!


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