Black Voices

#ownvoices books by Black authors.

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This is my America - Johnson, Kim, 1979-

Summary: Every week Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time: her dad has...

The voting booth - Colbert, Brandy,

Summary: Marva Sheridan has always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election? Duke Crenshaw is so done with this election; he just wants to get...

Felix ever after - Callender, Kacen,

Summary: Felix Love, a transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully, but lands in a quasi-love triangle with his former enemy and his best friend.

All the things we never knew - Tamani, Liara,

Summary: "Carli and Rex have an immediate connection, an understanding that must mean first love, but family secrets, disappointments--and basketball, which holds center stage in both their lives--all...

Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you - Reynolds, Jason,

Summary: "A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning"--

Let me hear a rhyme - Jackson, Tiffany D.,

Summary: Brooklyn, 1998. When their best friend Steph is killed, Quadir and Jarrell don't want his tracks to lie forgotten. They know his beats could turn any Bed-Stuy corner into a celebration. With the...

With the fire on high - Acevedo, Elizabeth,

Summary: "Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dream of working as a chef." --

145th street : short stories - Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014,

Summary: Ten stories portray life on a block in Harlem.

Contents: Big Joe's funeral -- The baddest dog in Harlem -- Fighter -- Angela's eyes -- The streak -- Monkeyman -- Kitty and Mack: a love story -- A Christmas story -- A story in three parts -- Block party...

We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide - Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine),

Summary: "This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a...

Contents: Foreword / by Nic Stone -- Prologue -- "Original sin" -- "But for your race" -- Forty acres and a mule -- Black codes -- "We showed our hand too soon" -- "Johnson is with us!" -- Courting justice...

On the come up - Thomas, Angie,

Summary: As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time-- and has massive shoes to fill. She's been labeled a...

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