Tuesday, February 9, 2021


A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Inspired by West African folklore, this novel tells the story of a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee who find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction.
Becoming Muhammad Ali by Kwame Alexander and James Patterson
Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. This book vividly depicts his life up to age seventeen, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing.
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
In vivid free verse, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Seventeen-year-old Zélie and companions journey to a mythic island seeking a chance to bring back magic to the land of Orïsha, in a fantasy world infused with the textures of West Africa.
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child.
Daughters of Jubliation by Kara Lee Corthron
In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Fighting the undead is a breeze for Jane, but the fight for freedom? That’s a different story.
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Felix Love, a transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully, but lands in a quasi-love triangle with his former enemy and his best friend.
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
There are ninety-six reasons why thirteen-year-old Genesis dislikes herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list.
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
As fifteen-year-old Will sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
I know what you’re thinking. How can an individual, a child, disappear without anyone saying a word? Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice.
Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
The story of how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth in a system designed to strip him of both.
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race.
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.