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Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Lux Lawson is on a spree. Ever since her dad left, she's been kicked out of every school that would take her, and this is her last chance: Harlem's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WOO

Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Micah Dupree had always liked being the "good girl." She was happy painting, going to church, and acing her school projects. After all, she had a perfect...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WOO

Jones, Tayari.

Summary: Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around James Witherspoon's two families-the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Alonge, L. J.

Summary: "Toni isn't Coach Wise's favorite player on Team Blacktop. Honestly, she's not even in his top five. And if she's being real, her own teammates keep siding with him during practice. But this isn't the first time she's been on her own, and it won't be the last. If you can't count on yourself, who can you count on?"--Page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ALO

Flake, Sharon G.

Summary: "In 'The Skin I'm In,' readers saw into the life of Maleeka Madison, a teen who suffered from the ridicule she received because of her dark skin color. For decades fans have wanted to know the fate of the bully who made Maleeka's life miserable, Char. Now in Sharon Flake's latest and unflinching novel, 'The Life I'm In,' we follow Charlese Jones, who, with her raw, blistering voice speaks the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC FLA

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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Ward, Jesmyn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2011

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Corthron, Kara Lee

Summary: In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about. She has two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother, and a longtime crush who is finally making a move. On top of all that, Evvie's magic abilities are growing stronger by the day. Her family calls it jubilation--a gift passed down from generations of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC COR

Bryant, Elise (Elise M.)

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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. She's rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place she's a true leading lady is in her own writing--in the swoony love stories she shares only with Caroline, her best friend and #1 devoted reader. When Tessa is accepted into the creative writing program of a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC BRY

K., Kim.

Summary: Get Money By Any Means Necessary. The Waverly Girls Group Home is supposed to be a place where troubled teens come for reform. But Jazzy, Cha Cha, and Maya have different plans. Though the three girls hail from three different cities, they've had amazingly similar hard knock lives, and the thread that holds them together is their love of money. Soon, these sheisty chicks are backsliding into a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melodrama Publishing 2011

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Deaver, Jeffery.

Summary: Lincoln Rhyme is trying to outguess Thompson Boyd who has become a killing machine. He is hunting a high school girl from Harlem. Why? Does it have something to do with the term paper she is writing on an ancestor. What secrets lie in the history of her former slave ancester and what does Boyd have to do with it?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS DEA

Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: Hardening her heart in her resolve to protect her family, Noelle Lee takes on extra hours at work when her father loses his job, a situation that is further complicated by Noelle's growing feelings for a fellow Flyy Girl.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC WOO

Gwin, Minrose

Summary: A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gwin 2018

Foster, Sharon Ewell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Publishers 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOS

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: During the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, a young girl is given a home by three black, beekeeping sisters. As she enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, she discovers a place where she can find the single thing her heart longs for most.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Co. 2001

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Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KON

Johnson, Leah

Summary: Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died; instead she has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC JOH

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC JOH

Alonge, L. J.

Summary: Janae works every day at her Granny’s Strange Goods Superstore, selling lucky rabbits’ feet and other useless junk. And every night, after closing up shop, she dominates the courts with her boys. When the chance comes around to take her game to the next level, she knows she’ll make the cut. It’s all about skill—luck’s got nothing to do with it. Right?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ALO

Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BRO

Adams, Khristi Lauren

Summary: The stories of girls of color are often overlooked and ignored rather than valued and heard. Instead of relegating these young women to the margins, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams brings their stories front and center where they belong. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fortress Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.8 ADA

Wilkins, Ebony

Summary: "It's March 2, 1955, and an ordinary 15-year-old girl from Montgomery, Alabama is about to do something extraordinary. When a white bus driver orders Claudette Colvin to give up her seat for a white passenger, she refuses to move. After Claudette is arrested, her brave actions help inspire Civil Rights leaders organize bus boycotts and perform similar acts to defy segregation laws. Eventually,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 COL

Brown, India Hill

Summary: When eleven-year-old Iris sneaks out at night to make snow angels, she was not expecting to raise the ghost of Avery Moore, a girl her own age; but bringing to light the segregated and abandoned black cemetery seems like the perfect way to help Avery get the recognition she craves, and it will also be a good idea for the school project about the history of her small North Carolina town, where...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BRO

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