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Young adult and teen reads

A selection of the best books from Black writers.
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  • Ace of Spades

    Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.All you need to know is . . . I’m here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do. —AcesWhen two Niveus Private Academy students, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, are selected to be part of the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • All Boys Aren't Blue

    A Memoir-Manifesto

    In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.A New York Times Bestseller!Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature storiesFrom the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • We Weren't Looking to Be Found

    Two young girls. Two disparate stories. One unlikely friendship.... Dani comes from the richest, most famous Black family in Texas and seems to have everything a girl could want. So why does she keep using and engaging in other self-destructive behavior? Camila's Colombian-American family doesn't have much, but she knows exactly what she wants out of life and works her ass off to get it. So why ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Davenports

    ***Instant New York Times Bestseller*The Davenports delivers a totally escapist, swoon-worthy romance while offering a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked."The perfect read for fans of escapist historical fiction.” —NBC’s TODAY**The Davenports are one of the few Black families of immense wealth and status in a changing United States, their fortune made through the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Bloodmarked

    by Tracy Deonn ...
    Series series The Legendborn Cycle
    An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!“Deonn writes…stories that humanize Black protagonists, like Bree, giving them agency and a place to both fail and, ultimately, to ascend.” —Booklist (starred review)The “worthy successor to an explosive debut” (Kirkus Reviews)—the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Legendborn—perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Margaret Rogerson!</stro... ... Read more

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  • I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me

    by Jamison Shea ...
    There will be blood.Ace of Spades meets House of Hollow in this villain origin story.Laure Mesny is a perfectionist with an axe to grind. Despite being constantly overlooked in the elite and cutthroat world of the Parisian ballet, she will do anything to prove that a Black girl can take center stage. To level the playing field, Laure ventures deep into the depths of the Catacombs and strikes a ... Read more

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  • The Sound of Stars

    by Alechia Dow ...
    “This debut has it all: music, books, aliens, adventure, resistance, queerness, and a bold heroine tying it all together. ”—Ms. MagazineCan a girl who risks her life for books and an Ilori who loves pop music work together to save humanity?When a rebel librarian meets an Ilori commander…Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the death of ... Read more

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  • We Don't Swim Here

    New from the 2023 Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Burn Down, Rise Up!She is the reason no one goes in the water. And she will make them pay. A chilling new novel for fans of Tiffany D. Jackson, Lamar Giles, and Ryan Douglass.Bronwyn is only supposed to be in rural Hillwoods for a year. Her grandmother is in hospice, and her father needs to get her affairs in order. And they're all meant to ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Cinderella Is Dead

    by Kalynn Bayron ...
    "Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and LonelyGirls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that's perfect for fans of Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Albert.**It's 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Gilded Ones

    by Namina Forna ...
    Series Book 1 - The Gilded Ones
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TEEN VOGUE"A dark feminist tale spun with blood and gold. Must read!" –Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The BellesSixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Spin

    by Lamar Giles ...
    Even in murder, the music lives on.When rising star Paris Secord (aka DJ ParSec) is found dead on her turntables, it sends the local music scene reeling. No one is feeling that grief more than her shunned pre-fame best friend, Kya, and ParSec's chief groupie, Fuse -- two sworn enemies who happened to be the ones who discovered her body.The police have few leads, and when the trail quickly turns ... Read more

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  • Dread Nation

    New York Times bestseller; 6 starred reviews!At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing ... Read more

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  • Love Times Infinity

    by Lane Clarke ...
    This heartfelt coming of age story follows Michie, a high school junior who begins to grapple with big questions of love, purpose, and family while working on something that could change her life.High school junior Michie is struggling to define who she is for her scholarship essays, her big shot at making it into Brown as a first-generation college student. The prompts would be hard for anyone, ... Read more

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  • Forgive Me Not

    In this searing indictment of the juvenile justice system, one teen in detention weighs what she is willing to endure for forgiveness.All it took was one night and one bad decision for fifteen-year-old Violetta Chen-Samuels’ life to go off the rails. After driving drunk and causing the accident that kills her little sister, Violetta is incarcerated. Under the juvenile justice system, her fate lies ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Akata Woman

    Series Book 3 - The Nsibidi Scripts
    Akata Woman is the New York Times bestselling third book in the series that started with Akata Witch, named one of Time magazine's "100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time" and "100 Best YA Books of All Time," from award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor."In this series, Okorafor creates a stunningly original world of African magic that draws on Nigerian folk beliefs and rituals instead of relying on the ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Agnes at the End of the World

    **A Bank Street Best Book of 2021The Handmaid's Tale meets Wilder Girls in this genre-defying novel about a girl who escapes a terrifying cult only to discover that the world Outside has succumbed to a viral apocalypse.**Agnes loves her home of Red Creek—its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town's strict laws. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • A Dream So Dark

    by L.L. McKinney ...
    Series Book 2 - The Nightmare-Verse
    "The fantasy series I've been waiting for my whole life."—Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U GiveIn L.L. McKinney's A Dream So Dark, the thrilling sequel to A Blade So Black, Alice goes deeper into a dark version of Wonderland.Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates high school), Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Home and Away

    **“Montgomery’s thoughtful craft is driven by immediacy and tension and grounded in emotional authenticity. … A love letter to the intricacies of family and multitudinous black girlhood.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred"Home and Away shines a multicolored light on the myriad meanings of 'family' and how each plays a role in shaping who we are, what we do, and who we become. I didn't want it to end!" — ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Hate U Give

    A Printz Honor Winner

    by Angie Thomas ...
    8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds"Stunning." —John Green"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review)... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Roman and Jewel

    by Dana L. Davis ...
    If Romeo and Juliet got the Hamilton treatment…who would play the leads? This vividly funny, honest, and charming romantic novel by Dana L. Davis is the story of a girl who thinks she has what it takes…and the world thinks so, too.Jerzie Jhames will do anything to land the lead role in Broadway’s hottest new show, Roman and Jewel, a Romeo and Juliet inspired hip-hopera featuring a diverse cast and ... Read more

    $11.49 USD

  • Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution

    From National Book Award–winner Kacen Callender, a contemporary YA that follows Lark's journey to speak the truth and discover how their own self-love can be a revolutionLark Winters wants to be a writer, and for now that means posting on their social media accounts––anything to build their platform. When former best friend Kasim accidentally posts a thread on Lark's Twitter declaring his love for ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Delicious Monsters

    “A haunted house thriller packed with cryptic mystery, dark humor, and bone-chilling twists.” —Ryan Douglass, New York Times bestselling author of The Taking of Jake LivingstonThe Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie in this “genuinely terrifying” (School Library Journal, starred review) psychological thriller following two teen girls navigating the treacherous past of a mysterious mansion ten years ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Darling

    by K. Ancrum ...
    A teen girl finds herself lost on a dangerous adventure in this YA thriller by the acclaimed author of The Wicker King and The Weight of the Stars—reimagining Peter Pan for today’s world.On Wendy Darling’s first night in Chicago, a boy called Peter appears at her window. He’s dizzying, captivating, beautiful—so she agrees to join him for a night on the town.Wendy thinks they’re heading to a party, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Promposal

    An overachiever must decide if risking her heart by working with her former crush turned enemy is worth the reward in this snappy rom-com, perfect for fans of Tweet Cute and The Upside of Falling.High school senior Autumn Reeves has been waitlisted at her dream school. Determined to move to the top of the list, she must find a way to stand out. When a promposal she planned for a friend has half ... Read more

    $10.99 USD