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Young Adult Nonfiction by Black Authors

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Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these YA books by Black authors to you TBR.

YA Nonfiction by Black Authors:

Books, eBooks and Audiobooks Available for Curbside Pickup and in Hoopla and OverDrive 

  • ya nonfictionStampedRacism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi 
  • Just MercyAdapted for Young Adults : A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson 


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Alex Harper is the Assistant Supervisor and Youth Services Team Leader for the Newport Unit of PLYMC.

She loves working with Tweens and Teens and providing school outreach. She runs Project LIT Youngstown, PLYMC’s chapter of Project LIT Community, a national grassroots literacy movement.

Alex wholeheartedly believes that books have the power to change the trajectory of one’s life and is committed to ensuring that all young people can find a book that represents their unique story.

When not working, she can be found creating bookish art, making things out of yarn, or eating ice cream.