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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite YA Books By African-American Authors


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why (stolen from Louise @ Foxes & Fairy Tales), but I'm doing something completely different again this week.  Instead I'm featuring some of my favorite YA books by African-American authors.  Given everything that's been going on around the world and in our own backyards, I thought I could try to spread some positivity - it's the least I can do to be a good ally to try to amplify voices that should be heard.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:
























Have you read any of these?  Are any of these on you TBR?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!  Stay healthy and safe everyone.

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  1. I really should read Children of Blood and Bone and The Hate U Give soon!!

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  2. Great list! I love Dread Nation, and I need to cross With the Fire On High and The Hate U Give off my TBR.

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  3. Love this list, and I need to read a bunch of these. I'd better get started!

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  4. Loved Children of Blood and Bone, such a great book!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/top-ten-tuesday-267/

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  5. The Hate U Give was a great story. I really need to read Dread Nation sometime!

    My TTT .

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    1. You really should, Lydia. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Acevedo is a solid favorite of mine, and Jackson, Reynolds, and Stone are fantastic as well. Great list!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to Clap When You Land! Thanks for coming over, Sam.

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  7. i won a copy of children of blood and bone last year and loved it. i don't think i reviewed it though. i have heard great things about the hate u give and plan on targeting more black authors in the near future
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I hope you pick up some great ones. Happy reading!

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  8. I haven't read any of these, but I did love On the Come Up by Angie Thomas.

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    1. The audiobook production of On the Come Up was excellent - Bahni Turpin is one of my favorite narrators.

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  9. Oh I've been wanting to try Okorafor for a while. And dread Nation sounds fabulous.

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    1. Everything I've read from Okorafor has been excellent. Thanks for visiting my blog, Greg!

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  10. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Avecedo is a great story.


    My TTT list!

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  11. I love what you did with the theme this week! A lot of great books hanging out in this list. Long Way Down is one of my recent favorites, and I've been meaning to get around to Children of Blood and Bone.

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  12. A huge YES to Long Way Down. All-American Boys is another book I highly recommend as well.

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  13. Loved THUG! Children of Blood and Bone is on my eshelf, but I still haven't gotten to it yet 🙈 My tbr is out of control! Lol. Great post! 💖

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  14. The only on this list I've read is THUG, but I have very unpopular opinions on that one... I have Children of Blood and Bone and Dear Martin on my TBR, but I'll have to check out some of these other ones as well! Monday's Not Coming and Binti both caught my attention from the list.

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  15. Elizabeth Acevedo is just so talented. I am really looking forward to reading her newest release.

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