Teen African-American Fiction

    • Crazy Love
      Amir Abrams

      Falling obsessively in love with Sincere Lewis, Kamiyah Nicols begins watching Sincere constantly, hacking into his online accounts and straining her own relationships with friends and family to assuage her growing anxieties.

    • The Crossover
      Kwame Alexander

      Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

    • Bronxwood
      Coe Booth

      Tyrell's life is spinning out of control after his father is released from prison, his little brother is placed in foster care, and the drug dealers he's living with are pressuring him to start dealing.

    • Tyrell
      Coe Booth

      Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.

    • Fabulous (series)
      Simone Bryant

      "There's no such thing as being too rich, too popular, or too fabulous...Pace Academy is an exclusive private school catering to the rich, pampered and beautiful. And Starr, Dionne, and Marisol are its ruling elite, with an endless supply of designer clothes, platinum credit cards--and drama...Starr is planning a spectacular Sweet Fifteen party...but it may be unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Dionne stepped out of the hood and into Pace's inner circle, even though her parents are struggling to pay for their lavish lifestyle.

    • Pointe
      Brandy Colbert

      Four years after Theo's best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

    • The Fight (series)
      L. Divine

      When sixteen-year-old Jayd Jackson returns to South Bay High, she discovers that her former best friend is out to get her and her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend wants to fight, which forces Jayd to turn to Mama and her bag of tricks for help.

    • You Get What You Play For
      Jeff Farley

      High-schooler Charisse Hawkins, determined to rise out of her tough Brooklyn neighborhood to become a doctor, has her dreams for the future derailed by pregnancy.

    • Hotlanta (series)
      Denene Millner and Mitzi Miller

      Living a privileged life in Atlanta, wealthy and beautiful African American twin sisters, Sydney and Lauren, must deal with family secrets and scandal when their father is released from prison.

    • Monster
      Walter Dean Myers

      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.

    • Darius & Twig
      Walter Dean Myers

      "Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem"--Provided by publisher.

    • Hollywood High (series)
      Ni-Ni Simone

      Traces the scandals and dramas of Hollywood High teen socialites Rich, London, Spencer, and Heather, whose status as their private school's most popular "it girls" is threatened by respective secrets.

    • Teenage Love Affair
      Ni-Ni Simone

      Seventeen-year-old Zsa-Zsa is torn between her current boyfriend, who is abusive, and her first love, Malachi.

    • The Coldest Winter Ever
      Sister Souljah

      Sister Souljah's debut novel about the daughter of a drug lord captures the allure and the danger of Brooklyn's streets.

    • Black Boy/White School
      Brian F. Walker

      When fourteen-year-old Anthony "Ant" Jones from the ghetto of East Cleveland, Ohio, gets a scholarship to a prep school in Maine, he finds that he must change his image and adapt to a world that never fully accepts him, but when he goes home he discovers that he no longer truly belongs there either.