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Inventing Victoria book cover

Inventing Victoria

Tonya Bolden

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Bolden Tonya
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult

Essie, a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, is offered the opportunity to leave her shameful past and be transformed into an educated, high-society woman in Washington, D.C.

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Not so pure and simple

L. R. Giles

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

High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.

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Let's talk about love

Claire Kann

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Kann Claire
Black Lives Matter, Diverse Characters, Read Woke, Young Adult

Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated-- or understood.

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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

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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

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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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