Hazelwood High series, by Sharon Draper (2:01).
An award-winning author, Sharon Draper writes books about what she knows best -- being a
teenager. She has many years experience as a professional educator and it shows. Her YA
lit/teen books are well-written and tailored to the interests and reading needs of teens
and young adults.
Jericho Series, by Sharon Draper 2:39).
Sharon Draper writes outstanding novels for middle-age and teens. She is a six-time
winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for books about the African-American experience.
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The Contender, by Robert Lipsyte (1:00).
Sports novels are a form of adventure and this one is about 17-year-old high school dropout
from Harlem, Alfred Brooks. He is trying to work his way to the top of the boxing
Mississippi Trial, 1955; by Chris Chrowe (1:00).
At first Hiram is excited to visit his hometown in Mississippi. But soon after he arrives,
he crosses paths with Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago who is also visiting for
Monster, by Walter Dean Myers (1:00).
Bestselling and award winning author Walter Dean Myers has written a remarkable number of
great books for children, emerging readers, middle age readers, and teens. This YA
lit/teen book tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenager in juvenile detention and
Now is Your Time! by Walker Dean Myers (1:00).
ince they were first brought to Virginia as slaves, African Americans have struggled for
freedom even though they fought in the America's Revolutionary & Civil Wars. The battles
fought by African Americans on the battlefield and for equality in opportunity worked
toward one goal: that the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness be denied no one.
Sugar in the Raw, by Rebecca Carroll (1:00).
Rebecca Carroll interviewed 15 African American women between the ages of 11 and 18, from
places as diverse as Vermont, Seattle, Alabama, and Brooklyn. In the process she learned
about each woman's life experiences.