African American Authors for Teens
February marks the celebration of African American History Month, a time when we celebrate and remember the contributions of African Americans to our American history and culture. I’ve put together a list of several African American authors who write fiction and non-fiction for teen readers and a few of their works. How will you celebrate?
Fiction: A Few of Mer’s Favorites
- Kendra by Coe Booth
- Just Another Hero by Sharon Draper
- You Don’t Even Know Me: Stories and Poems about Boys by Sharon G. Flake
- Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
- My Life as a Rhombus by Varian Johnson
- Guardian by Julius Lester
- Hot Girl by Dream Jordan
- Shooting Star by Frederick McKissack, Jr.
- Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
- After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Non-Fiction: A Few of Mer’s Favorites
- At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England by Walter Dean Myers
- The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers
- Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers
- Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr.
- My Name is Jason. Mine Too. by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin