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Tween Books by Black Authors

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Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these tween books by Black authors to your TBR. 

tween-booksBetty Before X by Ilysah Shabazz and Renee Watson 

Woke A Young Poets call to Justice by Mahogany Browne  

Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester  

Blended by Sharon Draper  

For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington 

Like Vanessa by Tami Charles 


Check out these additional titles:  

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johson 

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome 

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia 

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks 

Calico Girl by Jerdine Nolen 

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 

GHOST by Jason Reynolds 

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes 

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah  

This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce   


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