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.
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Black Girls Matter: A YA Reading List
Links for Readers. If you are not using the databases at one of our libraries, you'll be required to enter a valid library card number and PIN. Links to Websites by Category Below are some helpful links to book information by broad categories. The categories are listed in alphabetical order. Also includes synopses of new books in these genres.
21 YA Audiobooks That You Won't Want to Stop Listening to
And luckily in the last couple of years, YA has seen a real boom in audio!! So anyway, scroll through and add some new books to your to-listen to shelf! Virtual shelf? Wherever you add them, these books are not to miss.
Listening Library, Seventeen-year-old Sticky has bounced from one foster home to another but basketball will always be his refuge. Brilliance Audio, Podehl, Parks and Ezzo perform this caper with youthful humor and lively snark, appealing to young teens who relish broad comedy. Justyce McAllister is a high school senior whose best friend is killed in a senseless crime.