Young Adult

Tyler Johnson was here book cover

Tyler Johnson was here

Jay Coles

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Coles Jay
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult

"When Marvin Johnson's twin brother, Tyler, is shot and killed by a police officer, Marvin must fight injustice to learn the true meaning of freedom"--

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The only black girls in town

Brandy Colbert

jFICTION Colbert Brandy
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult

In a predominately white California beach town, the only two black seventh-graders, Alberta and Edie, find hidden journals that uncover family secrets and speak to race relations in the past.

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Monster : a graphic novel

Guy A. Sims

GRAPHIC NOVEL Myers
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Graphic Novels, Young Adult

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

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The black mage

Daniel (Daniel Howard) Barnes

GRAPHIC NOVEL Barnes
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult, Graphic Novels

"When St. Ivory Academy, a historically white wizarding school, opens its doors to its first-ever black student, everyone believes that the wizarding community is finally taking its first crucial steps toward inclusivity. Or is it? When Tom Token, the beneficiary of the school's "Magical Minority Initiative," begins uncovering weird clues and receiving creepy texts on his phone, he and his friend, Lindsay, stumble into a conspiracy that dates all the way back to the American Civil War, and could cost Tom his very soul"--Amazon.

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Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you

Ibram X. Kendi

eBOOK
Black Lives Matter, Read Woke, Young Adult, Nonfiction

"A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning"--

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Light it up

Kekla Magoon

eBOOK
Black Lives Matter, Young Adult, Diverse Characters, Read Woke

Told from multiple viewpoints, Shae Tatum, an unarmed, thirteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer, throwing their community into upheaval and making it a target of demonstrators.

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Pride

Ibi Aanu Zoboi

eBOOK
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult

After the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri is forced to find common ground with Darius, while struggling with her four wild sisters, a handsome boy vying for her attention, and college applications.

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The crossover

Kwame Alexander

eBOOK
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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Say her name

Zetta Elliott

RECEIVED
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult

"Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls." -- amazon.com

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