By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter. Romances that will make you fall in love with love. I, for one, am very excited for whatever she writes next. Jacqueline Woodson's children's books and YA novels are inspired by her desire to highlight the lives of communities of color—narratives she felt were missing from the literature landscape. And a woman of high social standing at that. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories authentically, and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays, and memoirs.
Her mother's revelation makes her question her identity.
Great Books for Teens by African-American Authors
Okorafor brings a fresh perspective to YA literature by setting the story in Nigeria. InSamuel R. He only lasted about 90 seconds on the device before having to make a run for the toilet. Coretta Scott King Award winner. Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.