Young Adult Nonfiction/Biographies


The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop by Jeff Chang, with Dave “Davey D” Cook

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: Adapted for Young Adults by Jason Reynolds

Race Against Time by Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

In the Name of Emmett Till by Robert H. Mayer with a foreword by Leslie-Burl McLemore

The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell

We Are Not Yet Equal by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden

Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults by Bryan Stevenson

Black Girl Magic by Mahogany L. Browne and art by Jess X. Snow

Black Birds in the Sky by Brandy Colbert


Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George Johnson

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama

Stupid Black Girl by by Aisha Redux with art by Brianna McCarthy

I See the Promised Land text by Arthur Flowers and illustrations by Manu Chitrakar