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A Book Diary


  1. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  2. White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
  3. The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings
  4. Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  5. Skies of Ash by Rachel Howzell Hall
  6. The Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark by Charlie J. Eskew


  1. A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
  2. Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat by Khalisa Rae
  3. Land of Shadows by Rachel Howzell Hall
  4. Grown by Tiffany Jackson
  5. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw


  1. Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson
  2. Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
  3. The Other Black Gril by Zakiya Dalila Harris
  4. Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor


  1. Children of Vengeance and Virtue by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney
  3. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  4. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


  1. Warcross by Marie Lu
  2. Autopsy by Donte Collins
  3. Helium by Rudy Francisco
  4. Artemis by Andy Weir
  5. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  6. Immemorial Lives by Maadist
  7. Malika: Warrior Queen – Part 2 by Roye Okupe
  8. E.X.O: The Legend of Wale Williams – Part 2 by Roye Okupe
  9. Brave New Soul by GradaLove
  10. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  11. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  12. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


  1. Escanaba by Adrian Dawson
  2. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  3. How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars by Alysia Nicole Harris
  4. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  5. Counting Descent by Clint Smith III
  6. Opal Charm: Hope in Nautical Dusk by Miri Castor
  7. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  8. Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert
  9. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  10. What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
  11. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  12. Relax I’m a Ninja by Natalie Whipple
  13. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
  14. Malika: Warrior Queen by Roye Okupe
  15. Genius: The Revolution by Leopoldo Gout
  16. Anywhere but Here by Lejuane “Elja” Bowens
  17. E.X.O: The Legend of Wale Williams by Roye Okupe
  18. Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  19. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  20. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  21. Uncivil Unity by Jamaad Gould
  22. A Blade So Black by L.L McKinney
  23. Blerd Lines by Lejuane “Elja” Bowens


  1. Wicked Weeds by Pedro Cabiya
  2. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout
  3. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  4. You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
  5. North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
  6. Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser
  7. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  8. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  9. Genius: The Con by Leopoldo Gout


  1. Sula by Toni Morrison
  2. Short Girls by Bich Minh Nguyen
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  4. The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
  5. The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
  6. Solitaire by Alice Oseman 
  7. The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate
  8. Astir by Kevin Boyle
  9. Digest by Gregory Pardlo
  10. A Lightbulb Symphony by Phil Kaye
  11. Opal Charm: The Path to Dawn by Miri Castor
  12. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
  13. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
  14. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  15. Once We Were by Kat Zhang
  16. Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang
  17. The Sobbing School by Joshua Bennett


  1. The Sun Also Rises
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  3. Does My Head Look Big in This?
  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  5. Song of Solomon
  6. Claire of the Sea Light
  7. Echoes by Therin Knite
  8. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  9. Good Kings, Bad Kings
  10. He Forgot to Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  11. The Ocean at The End of the Lane
  12. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  13. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  14. White Teeth
  15. Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
  16. I Was Told There’d Be Cake
  17. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  18. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  19. I Am Malala
  20. Southern Cross the Dog
  21. Unadequate
  22. Morning Breaks in the Elevator by Lemn Sissay
  23. The Rose of Toulouse by Fred D’Aguiar


  1. Paper Towns by John Green
  2. This is How You Lose Her
  3. Americanah
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  5. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
  6. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  7. Dancer by Lori Hewett
  8. Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña
  9. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  10. Tides by Betsy Cornwell
  11. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  12. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
  13. Stringer by Anjan Sundaram
  14. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  15. Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock