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Not Just History, But NOW

February is Black History Month, but that doesn't mean we should focus exclusively on the past.  The present is also vitally important.  It's what leads to the future.  Here are some of the best new realistic fiction books featuring Black teens.

Black Enough: Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi
Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown
By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite
A Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert
Slay by Brittney Morris
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker

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