At the bottom of patience is heaven: Incoming Middle Grade & Young Adult Books Written by Black Authors for 2017

Showcasing and appreciating HIGH quality middle grade and young-adult literary novels from authors of African descent. Please DO NOT put hoodlit, self-published books, memoirs, or other non-fiction genres. English titles only.

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If you're looking for MG & YA books that don't feature slavery, Jim Crow, racism, colorism, sports and the like, please see this list:
Middle Grade & Young Adult Books Written by African-American Authors That Don't Feature Slavery, Civil Rights, Race, Colorism, or Sports

I know this may be hard for whites in the publishing industry to believe, but African-American lives don't revolve around the above subjects and I'm noticing these subjects are DISPROPORTIONATE to stories that are adventurous, fun and carefree with full black casts. So I created the list above to try help black parents, kids and lovers of MG and YA. Please feel free to add to it. Whites in the publishing industry, feel free to stop jamming these subjects down our throats. It's low-key racism and you're not slick.
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