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BKLYN Teen Fiction featuring characters of color

This list highlights teen fiction about characters of color (all ethnicities). (The authors may or may not be of color.) Please feel free to suggest more books to add to this list!

28 items


Nicola L. McDonald. |

When we wake

Karen Healey. |

The summer prince

Alaya Dawn Johnson. |


Sherri L. Smith. |

Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell. |

Boy 21

by Matthew Quick. |

Tears of a tiger

Sharon M. Draper. |


Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien. |


Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien. |

Zero fade

Chris L. Terry. |

Come a stranger

Cynthia Voigt. |

Ship of souls

Zetta Elliott. |

Tina's mouth

Keshni Kashyap ; illustrated by Mari Araki. |

Along the river

Adeline Yen Mah. |


Sherri L. Smith. |

Girl overboard

Justina Chen Headley. |

Shine, coconut moon

Neesha Meminger. |

Ten things I hate about me

Randa Abdel-Fattah. |

Does my head look big in this?

Randa Abdel-Fattah. |

Skunk girl

Sheba Karim. |

First daughter

Mitali Perkins. |

A banquet for hungry ghosts

Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Coleman Polhemus. |

Jazz in love

Neesha Meminger. |

The skin I'm in

Sharon G. Flake. |

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney. |

Born confused

Tanuja Desai Hidier. |