• A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riots of 1919

    By Claire Hartfield (YA 305.896 Hart)

    Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago.

     


  • Monday’s Not Coming

    By Tiffany D. Jackson (YA Jack)

    When her friend Monday Charles goes missing and Monday's mother refuses to give her a straight answer, Claudia digs into her disappearance.

     


  • Piecing Me Together

    By Renee Watson (YA Wats)

    Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

     


  • Long Way Down

    By Jason Reynolds (YA Reyn)

    As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

     


  • The Hate U Give

    By Angie Thomas (YA Thom)

    After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

     


  • The Sun is Also a Star

    By Nicola Yoon (YA Yoon)

    Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.

     


  • How It Went Down

    By Kekla Magoon (YA Mago)

    When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

     


  • X: A Novel

    By Ilyasah Shabazz (YA Shab)

    This fictionalized account of the boy who became Malcolm X maintains a suspenseful, poetic grip as it shifts among moments in his life between the years 1930 and 1948.

     


  • Darius and Twig

    By Walter Dean Myers (YA Myer)

    Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem.

     


  • March Book 3

    By John Lewis (YA B Lewi)

    Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.