Short Form List: ‘From My TBR: 15 Young Adult and Middle Grade Books By Black Authors’

Cee Arr
2 min readDec 7, 2021

A list of 15 young adult and middle grade books by Black authors

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This is just a simple list — title and author, no frills.

For the full version, with my descriptions and generally more of the talky-talk, you can check out this post:

The List:

1. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

2. Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes

3. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D Williams

4. You Should See Me In A Crown By Leah Johnson

5. Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

6. The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

7. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan

8. Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson

9. Slay by Brittney Morris

10. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

11. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

12. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

13. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

14. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

15. The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson

Happy reading!

Cee Arr

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