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Black Fantasy Novels

The publishing industry has become much more inclusive during my tenure at Hoover Public Library, but it still has a long way to go.  For example, there have been so many amazing titles written by and featuring Black characters.  BUT almost all of them are either historical fiction or realistic fiction.  And the world needs more literary variety!  Fantasy has been a very popular genre with young readers forever, so why aren't there more fantastical adventures starring Black protagonists?!  I just don't know.  But I do know how to find what is currently available.  

JUVENILE
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (2021- ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith (2018 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook on Hoopla)
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott (2018 - #1- ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith (2015 - ebook on Overdrive, ebook & audiobook on Hoopla)
Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor (2020 - ebook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (2015 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook & audiobook on Hoopla)
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles (2019 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron (2020 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Root Magic by Eden Royce (2021 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (2019 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook on Hoopla) 

TEEN
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (2017 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (2017 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (2018 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook & audiobook on Hoopla)
A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney (2018 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (2018 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron (2020 - ebook on Overdrive)
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (2021)
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron (2019 - #1 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook & audiobook on Hoopla)
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (2020 - ebook on Overdrive)
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (2019 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell (2020 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (2020 - ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle (2021)

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