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Summer Reading 2019

Resources for Summer Reading books for the Summer of 2019

Why Choose This Book?

Black Enough,

edited by Ibi Zoboi (2019)

"...featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America." -- Booklist, Starred Review.

Featuring Stories by...

Read this book if...

  • You want a variety of different windows into experiences of  "black kids [who] are nerds and geeks, gay and lesbian, first gen and immigrants, outdoorsy and artists, conflicted and confused, grieving and succeeding, thriving and surviving—in short... fully human." (Kirkus, Starred Review).
  • You want a book with a  "celebratory outlook on black teenagers fully and courageously embracing life" (Publishers' Weekly, Starred Review").
  • You want a sampling of some of the very best YA authors currently writing.


Trailers and Videos

Black Enough - Book Trailer [Harper Collins Publishing]

"Black Enough" edited by Ibi Zoboi (w/ Jason Reynolds, Leah Henderson, and Renee Watson)
[ Panel Discussion at Politics and Prose]

More Books on Blackness / Whiteness

An African American and Latinx History of the United States


Genesis Begins Again

Odd One Out

Brown Girl Dreaming

If You Come Softly


Dear Martin

Watch Us Rise

American Street

So You Want to Talk about Race

This Will Be My Undoing

Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

The Color of Water

Between Black and White

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?