Your CEC Library contains many fiction books written by authors of African Descent. Stop by the library and check out the following titles.
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.
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.
"The author revisits Garden Heights 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood." -Publisher
There are ninety-six reasons why thirteen-year-old Genesis dislikes herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list. -Summary
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.-Summary
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. -Summary
“Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story.” -WorldCat