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100 books for boys/teens
Here are 100 books for boys/teens of color and all who desire enlightenment. Be sure to check the grade/reading level for each text to make sure it’s appropriate for the young man, in your life!:
Spin a Soft Black Song by Nikki Giovanni Black Boy by Richard Wright Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Monster by Walter Dean Myers When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Quick Tip: Hey parents! Have your child read this book alongside a documentary on basketball. The National Common Core expects students to be able to, “Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story (or stories) or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).” CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Try Lebron James’ “More Than A Game” or the classic “Hoop Dreams.” Use the documentary/book in a discussion of comparing/contrasting. Have your child write a response to the film/book and feel free to give them a prompt that’ll call on their comprehension and their interest.
The Color of
Water by James McBride The Autobiography of Malcolm X Anansi Stories The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison All-American
Boys by Brandon Kiely and
Jason Reynolds Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane Dreams From My
Father by Barack Obama Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers Hoops by Walter Dean Myers Buck by MK Asante The Chocolate
War by Robert Comier The Best of
Simple by Langston Hughes Makes Me Wanna
Holler by Nathan McCall The Pact by Sampson Davis The Bond by Sampson Davis Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Quick Tip: X can be used as a “connector text.” Get your child hype about Malcolm X’s story, through this adventure and then introduce them to the autobiography.
The Boy In The Black Suit by Jason Reynolds The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis Yolanda’s Genius, by Carol Fenner Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Rising The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson March: Graphic Novels by John Lewis Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes Marvel’s New Black Panther Run by Ta-Nehisi Coates 145th Street By Walter Dean Myers Mexican White Boy By Matt De La Pena Ball Don’t Lie By Matt De La Pena Game By Walter Dean Myers Bang By Sharon G. Flake You Don’t Even Know Me by Sharon G. Flake Tyrell By Coe Booth Bronxwood By Coe Booth Hip-Hop High School By Alan Larence Sitomer Tears of a Tiger By Sharon M. Draper Forged By Fire By Sharon M. Draper Diary of Tears by Julius Lester Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Sounder by William H. Armstrong One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia Drown by Junot Diaz The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill Black Boy, White School by Brian F. Walker Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by Victor M. Rios Letters to A Young Brother by Hill Harper Barber Game Time Books by Tiki and Ronde Barber Kid Caramel series by Dwayne Ferguson The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill STAT: Standing Tall and Talented series by Amare Stoudemire Miami Jackson series by Patricia McKissack Julian series by Ann Cameron Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan Be Boy Buzz by bell hooks Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai 12 Years A Slave: Illustrated Edition I Never Had It Made: an Autobiography of Jackie Robinson Pull by Kevin Waltman Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth Dopesick by Walter Dean Myers Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers All The Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri Boys Without Names by Kashmira Steth Chess Rumble by G. Neri Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom by Elspeth Lealock A Wreath for Emmit Till by Marilyn Johnson Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe The Battle of Jericho by Sharon M. Draper We Beat The Street by Sampson Davis Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali by Neal Adams/Dennis O’Neil Spiderman: Miles Morales Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou & Jean-Michel Basquiat It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop by MK Asante 97. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop by Jeff Chang As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds Ghost by Jason Reynolds Jaden Toussaint, The Greatest by Marti Dumas