Securing Black Girls in Young Adult Literature

Books That Make African-American Teen Girls Visible

Edith Campbell

Blythe, Carolita. Revenge of a Not So Pretty Girl. Delacorte/Penguin, 2013. 336p. $16.99. 978-0-385-74286-3. VOYA June 2013. 3Q 3P M J

Elliott, Zetta. The Deep. CreateSpace, 2013. 176p. $10. Trade pb. 978-1-4929-0211-9.

Gibney, Shannon. See No Color. Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner, 2015. 192p. $18.99. 978-1-4677-7682-0.

Hegamin, Tonya Cherie. Willow. Candlewick, 2014. 384p. $16.99. 978-0-7636-5769-7. VOYA February 2014. 4Q 4P S

Johnson, Alaya Dawn. Love Is the Drug. Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, 2014. 352p. $17.99. 978-0-545-41781-5.

Johnson, Angela. A Certain October. Simon & Schuster, 2013. 176p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-689-87065-1.

Joseph, Lynn. Flowers in the Sky. HarperTeen, 2013. 240p. $17.99. 978-0-06-029794-7.

Magoon, Kekla. Fire in the Streets. Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, 2013. 352p. $7.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4424-2231-5.

Nelson, Lisa R. Drifting. Tiny Satchel, 2013. 192p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-9849146-0-9.

Reid, Kimberly. My Own Worst Frenemy: Langdon Prep, No. 1. Dafina/K-Teen, 2013. 256p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7582-6740-5.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Beneath a Meth Moon. Speak/Penguin, 2013. 240p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-14-242392-9. VOYA Online. May 9, 2012. 5Q 4P S

Yoon, Nicola. Everything, Everything. Delacorte/Penguin Random House, 2015. 320p. $18.99. 978-0-553-49664-2.

Campbell headshotEdith Campbell is a mother, librarian, educator, and quilter. She promotes literacy in its many forms to teens and she does this through her blog, CrazyQuiltEdi, and in her work as an education librarian at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Campbell received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and MLS from Indiana University.

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