Earlier this year, a piece on NPR highlighted how black girls are pushed out of schools at higher rates than their white counterparts. We have seen this front and center, too, thanks to the horrific and heart-shattering video of a school police officer assaulting a black girl in school. We saw it front and center this summer as a police officer in McKinney, Texas, manhandled a black teen girl. Black lives matter, and that mattering extends to those teen black girls who deserve to be listened to, acknowledged, boosted, and treated as human beings with immense potential, perspective, and possibility ahead of them. In this case, I hope a teacher or librarian or reader finds one of these books featuring great black female leads and understands that their story — their life — matters hugely. All are YA books featuring black girls front and center and they include fiction and some non-fiction.
5 Amazing Young Adult Novels Starring Characters of Color
Stories Desired - Home of Over a Thousand Free Erotic Stories - Teens Stories
To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. These books are about and for teens.
2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
We also believe that this month is about more than merely looking into the past. Within these titles, there is a lot to think about and even more to be proud of. And for those readers who prefer a different sound, When the Beat was Born serves as a great introduction to the origins of hip hop. Every February, Charles R.