- Pat Martynenko
Here are some other titles you might enjoy reading. The first titles are fiction, followed by a link
to our African American History Booklist.
Kindred by Octavia Butler.
A young black women living in the contemporary world is transported back
and forth to the time of slavery in the US. It is historical and
contemporary fiction wrapped up into one. It is most appropriate for
older or more mature girls because the theme is strong and some of the
descriptions are graphic.
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson.
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father
and must care for his baby.
Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper.
A gang whose members object to their interracial dating harasses
Romiette, an African-American girl and Julio, a Hispanic boy.
And although I have not read this series, it is very popular with many
of our African-American girls. The series is called the Bluford Series,
and the individual titles are by two authors, Anne Schraff, or Paul
Langan. One of the newest titles in this series is Payback by Paul