Fiction > Teen/Young Adult > Realistic Fiction

Amir Abrams 

Hollywood High 

Get Ready for War (Hollywood High)

Put Your Diamonds Up! (Hollywood High) 

Lights, Love & Lip Gloss (Hollywood High)

The Girl of His Dreams (Mcpherson High)

Diva Rules (Mcpherson High)

Jaime Adoff

The Death of Jayson Porter 

Jimi and Me

Nicole Bailey-Williams

A Little Piece of Sky 

Derrick Barnes

The Making of Dr. Trulove 

Reshonda Tate Billingsley

Nothing but Drama (Good Girlz) #1 

Blessings in Disguise (Good Girlz) #2  

With Friends Like These (Good Girlz) #3 

Caught Up in the Drama (Good Girlz) #4

Getting Even (Good Girlz) #5 

Friends ‘til the End (Good Girlz) #6

Fair-Weather Friends (Good Girlz) #7

Drama Queens (Good Girlz) #8

Rumor Central #1 

You Don’t Know Me Like That (Rumor Central) #2 

As Real As It Gets (Rumor Central) #3    

Truth or Dare (Rumor Central) #4  

Boy Trouble (Rumor Central) #5 

Eye Candy (Rumor Central) #6

B.A. Binns

Die Trying and Other Stories 

Pull (Farrington Tales) #1

Being God(Farrington Tales) #2 

Minority Of One (Farrington Tales) #3

Philana Marie Boles


Coe Booth 

Tyrell #1

Kendra #2

Bronxwood #3

Simone Bryant 



A.J. Byrd

Chasing Romeo

Losing Romeo

50 Cent


Nikki Carter

Not a Good Look  (Fab Life) #1 

All the Wrong Moves (Fab Life) #2

Doing My Own Thing (Fab Life) #3

On the Flip Side (Fab Life) #4 

Time to Shine (Fab Life) #5

Get Over It (Fab Life) #6

Step to This (So For Real) #1 

It Is What It Is (So For Real) #2

It’s All Good (So For Real) #3 

Cool Like That (So For Real) #4 

The Break-up Diaries 

Veronica Chambers 

Amigas #1: Fifteen Candles 

Amigas #2: Lights, Camera, Quince!

Amigas #3:  She’s Got Game

Amigas #4: Playing for Keeps

Amigas #5: A Formal Affair

Amigas #6: Point Me to Tomorrow


Miss Black America: A Novel 

Paula Chase

So Not the Drama (Del Rio Bay Clique) #1 

Don’t Get It Twisted (Del Rio Bay Clique) #2

That’s What’s Up! (Del Rio Bay Clique) #3 

Who You Wit’? (Del Rio Bay Clique) #4 

Flipping the Script (Del Rio Bay Clique) #5

Alice Childress

A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich 

Rainbow Jordan 

Those Other People

Dhonielle Clayton 

Tiny Pretty Things

Brandy Colbert


Evelyn Coleman 

Born in Sin

Cecil R. Cross II 

First Semester 

Next Semester 

Edwidge Danticat


Behind the Mountains

Dana Davidson

Jason & Kyra 


Joyce Davis

Can’t Stop the Shine 

Celise Downs

Dance Jam Productions

Secrets And Kisses 

Sharon M. Draper


Tears of a Tiger (The Hazelwood Trilogy, #1) 

Forged by Fire (The Hazelwood Trilogy, #2)

Darkness Before Dawn (The Hazelwood Trilogy, #3)

The Battle of Jericho (The Jericho Trilogy #1)

November Blues (The Jericho Trilogy #2)

Just Another Hero (The Jericho Trilogy #3)

Mari Evans

I’m Late: The Story of Laneese and Moonlight and Alisha Who Didn’t Have Anyone of Her Own  

Sharon Flake

The Skin I’m In

Who Am I Without Him?


Money Hungry #1

Begging for Change #2 


Nina Foxx

Nikki Grimes

A Girl Named Mister 

Rosa Guy 

The Friends 


Edith Jackson 

Virginia Hamilton

A White Romance

Sonia Hayes

Ms. Thang (The ATL Girlz #1) 

Urban Goddess (The Atl Girlz #2)

Eye Candy (The Atl Girlz #3)

Lorri Hewett


Coming of Age 

Vy Higginsen
Mama, I Want To Sing  

Ernest Hill 

Satisfied with Nothin’: A Novel

A Life for a Life: A Novel 

Family Ties

Naomi Jackson 

The Star Side of Bird Hill: A Novel

Angela Johnson

Humming Whispers


Running Back to Ludie    

The First Part Last

Certain October 

R.M. Johnson

Stacie & Cole 

Varian Johnson

My Life as a Rhombus

Saving Maddie 

Dream Jordan

Hot Girl 

Bad Boy

Kristin Hunter Lattany

God Bless the Child

The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou 

Lou in the Limelight

Lyah B. LeFlore

The World Is Mine (The Come Up #1) 

Can’t Hold Me Down (The Come Up #2) 

Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down 

Things I Love (in no particular order) 

Booker T. Mattison

Unsigned Hype: A Novel

Janet McDonald

Chill Wind #1       

Spellbound #2

Twists and Turns #3 

Brother Hood #1

Harlem Hustle #2 


Monica McKayhan

Ambitious (A Premiere High Novel)

Indigo Summer (Indigo Novel #1)

Trouble Follows (Indigo Novel #2)

The Pact (Indigo Novel #3)

Jaded (Indigo Novel #4)

Deal With It (Indigo Novel #5)

Step Up (Indigo Novel #6)

Fredrick McKissack Jr.

Shooting Star 

Mitzi Miller & Denene Millner

Hotlanta, #1

If you Only Knew (Hotlanta #2)

What Goes Around (Hotlanta #3)


Beacon Hills High 

Stephanie Perry Moore

Purity Reigns (Laurel Shadrach #1)

Prime Choice (Perry Skky Jr. #1)

Always Upbeat/All That (Lockwood Lions #1) 

Shelia P. Moses


Joseph’s Grace

Jess Mowry

Babylon Boyz 

Phat Acceptance

Victoria Christopher Murray 

Diamond (The Divas)

India (The Divas) 

Aaliyah (The Divas) 

Veronique (The Divas)

Walter Dean Myers

Monster: A Graphic Novel 

Motown and Didi: A Love Story




145th Street: Short Stories 

Somewhere in the Darkness

The Beast

Autobiography of My Dead Brother 



Street Love 

Darius and Twig     

All the Right Stuff


The Outside Shot

The Mouse Rap 


Celeste O. Norfleet 

Getting Played (Kimani TRU) #1 

Pushing Pause (Kimani Tru #2)

Fast Forward (Kimani Tru #3)

Download Drama (Harlequin Kimani TRU) #4 

Tihanna Peach  


Connie Rose Porter

Imani All Mine 

Felicia Pride

Hallway Diaries 

Patterson Heights 

Sofia Quintero 

Efrain’s Secret

Jason Reynolds

When I Was the Greatest 

Earl Sewell 

If I Were Your Boyfriend (Kimani TRU)

Lesson Learned (Kimani TRU)

Maya’s Choice

Back to Me (Harlequin Kimani TRU) 

Decision Time (Kimani Tru) 

Way Too Much Drama (Harlequin Kimani TRU) 

Myself and I (Kimani Tru) 

Keysha’s Drama 

NiNi Simone

True Story 

No Boyz Allowed

A Girl Like Me

Teenage Love Affair

If I Was Your Girl

Shortie Like Me 

Upgrade U 

Charles R. Smith


Martha Southgate

Another Way to Dance

Nia Stephens

Boy Shopping #1

Like This and Like That (Boy Shopping #2)

Get More (Boy Shopping #3)

John Steptoe


Chandra Sparks Taylor

The Pledge (Kimani TRU)

The Promise (Kimani Tru)

Spin It Like That (Kimani TRU)

Jacquelin Thomas

Simply Divine 2006 #1 

Divine Confidential #2 (The Divine Series #2) 

Divine Secrets (The Divine Series #3)

Divine Match-Up (The Divine Series #4) 

It’s a Curl Thing (Divine & Friends #1)

Split Ends (Divine and Friends #2) 

Joyce Carol Thomas

Joyce Carol Thomas: Collected Novels for Teens

Renee Watson

This side of Home 

Brian F. Walker

Black Boy White School

Renee Watson

This side of Home

Lori Aurelia Williams

Broken China

Tia Williams

It Chicks (It Chicks #1) 

Sixteen Candles (It Chicks Novel #2)

Rita Williams-Garcia


No Laughter Here

Every Time a Rainbow Dies

Like Sisters on the Homefront 

Sherri Winston


Brenda Woods

Emako Blue 

Jacqueline Woodson

The Dear One 

I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This #1 

Lena #2 


If You Come Softly 

Miracle’s Boys

Bil Wright

Putting Makeup On The Fat Boy

Sunday You Learn How To Box 

When The Black Girl Sings 

Richard Wright 

Rite of Passage 

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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