Middle Grade & YA Fiction - Black American History

Bud, Not Buddy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
 


The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440414124
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Published: Yearling - September 8th, 1997

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement.


Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439023450
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2009

Elijah of Buxton, recipient of the Newbery Honor and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. This edition includes exclusive bonus content!


The Mighty Miss Malone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440422143
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Published: Yearling - March 12th, 2013

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But it's 1936 and the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men.


The Madman of Piney Woods (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338359657
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 28th, 2019

Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning ELIJAH OF BUXTON.


The Journey of Little Charlie (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545156660
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018

Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils.

The National Book Award finalist by Christopher Paul Curtis!


Bucking the Sarge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440413318
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Published: Laurel Leaf - May 9th, 2006

Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.

As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”

And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker path.”


Ghost Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


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Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.


Ninth Ward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043083
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2012

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of Hurricane Katrina.


Sugar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043069
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Towers Falling and Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Today show Al's Book Club for Kids pick) comes a tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises beyond her circumstances and inspires others to work toward a brighter future.


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Towers Falling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316262217
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift.


Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel #1) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781547600564
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine.


Piecing Me Together Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson

"Important and deeply moving." --John Green


Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.


This Side of Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619639300
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 14th, 2017

From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes a captivating and poignant coming-of-age urban novel about sisters, friends, and what it means to embrace change.


Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.


Watch Us Rise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547603114
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 11th, 2020

"This stunning book is the story I've been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power.” --Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Speak


Some Places More Than Others Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681191089
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle-grade novel about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.


Betty Before X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250294180
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Published: Square Fish - December 31st, 2018

Betty Before X is a powerful middle-grade fictionalized account of the childhood activism of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, written by their daughter Ilyasah Shabazz.


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Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481450164
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott Ki


Patina (Track #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481450195
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 23rd, 2018

The sequel to National Book Award Finalist Ghost and a New York Times bestseller

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny.


Sunny (Track #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481450225
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 26th, 2019

Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when they clash.


Lu (Track #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481450256
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

“Pure gold.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“The perfect anchor leg for a well-run literary relay.” —Kirkus Reviews

Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynold


Long Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book

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All American Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.


For Every One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481486255
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr.


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

A National Book Award Finalist!
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019

A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School


The Boy in the Black Suit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442459519
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 16th, 2016

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace


The Skin I'm In (20th Anniversary Edition) Cover Image
By Sharon Flake, Jason Reynolds (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781368019439
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they're not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it's about her dark, black skin.
When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too.


You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368019453
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

In 9 stories and 15 poems, Sharon G. Flake provides insight into the minds of a diverse group adolescent African American males. There's Tow-Kaye, getting married at age 16 to love of his life, who's pregnant. He knows it's the right thing to do, but he's scared to death. James writes in his diary about his twin brother's terrible secret, which threatens to pull James down, too.


Out of My Mind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416971719
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.

Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!

“If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it


Stella by Starlight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442494985
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 29th, 2016

Sharon M.


Blended Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442495012
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 7th, 2020

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M.


We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142406274
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Published: Puffin Books - April 20th, 2006

Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison.  But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors.  It took


The Hate U Give Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


On the Come Up Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book


Dear Martin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys


Clean Getaway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984892973
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


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