General Recommendations
Books Featuring Black Kids by Black Authors: Middle Grade
Created by WVMLyouthLibrarian | 40 items
These novels by Black authors are great for Grades 5+ (though it always depends on the reader; check the synopsis and reviews for each). Our Youth Librarians have read all of these and can heartily recommend them to adults, too. Need more help finding something for a specific child, grade or age? Contact us at 604.925.7400 or youth@westvanlibrary.ca Looking for these titles in ebook or e-audio? Click on the title and you will see all available formats.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Leon Leon
Protector of the Playground
Book - 2018
Jamar Nicholas
KIDS GRAPHIC NIC
Twins Twins Book - 2020
Graphix
KIDS GRAPHIC JOH
Finding Langston Finding Langston Book - 2018
Holiday House
KIDS CLI
A Good Kind of Trouble A Good Kind of Trouble Book - 2019
HarperCollins Publishers
KIDS RAM
From the Desk of Zoe Washington From the Desk of Zoe Washington Book - 2020
Katherine Tegen Books
KIDS MAR
The Undefeated The Undefeated Book - 2019
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
j811 ALE
Reaching for the Moon Reaching for the Moon
The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
Book - 2019
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
j921 JOH
Clean Getaway Clean Getaway Book - 2020
Crown Books for Young Readers
KIDS STO
New Kid New Kid Book - 2019
Harper
KIDS GRAPHIC CRA
After Tupac and D Foster After Tupac and D Foster Book - 2010
Puffin Books
J WOO
STELLA BY STARLIGHT STELLA BY STARLIGHT Book - KIDS DRA
The Season of Styx Malone The Season of Styx Malone Book - 2018
Wendy Lamb Books
KIDS MAG
Before the Ever After Before the Ever After Book - 2020
Nancy Paulsen Books
KIDS WOO
Ghost Boys Ghost Boys Book - 2018
Little, Brown and Company
KIDS RHO
Genesis Begins Again Genesis Begins Again Book - 2019
Atheneum
KIDS WIL
Ghost Ghost Book - 2016
Atheneum Books For Young Readers
KIDS REY
The Journey of Little Charlie The Journey of Little Charlie Book - 2018
Scholastic Canada Ltd
KIDS CUR
Radiant Child Radiant Child
The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Book - 2016
Little, Brown and Company
j759.13 BAS
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Book - 2017
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
KIDS WIL
The Great Greene Heist The Great Greene Heist Book - 2014
Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc
KIDS JOH
The Parker Inheritance The Parker Inheritance Book - 2018
Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc
KIDS JOH
Harbor Me Harbor Me Book - 2018
Nancy Paulsen Books
KIDS WOO
Miles Morales, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Spider-Man Book - 2017
Marvel Press
TEEN REY
WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM --1963 WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM --1963 Book - PBJ CUR
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY Book - KIDS TAY
Little Legends Little Legends
Exceptional Men in Black History
Book - 2019
Little, Brown and Company
j920.71 HAR
Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky Book - 2019
Disney-Hyperion
KIDS MBA
Out of Wonder Out of Wonder
Poems Celebrating Poets
Book - 2017
Candlewick Press
j811 ALE
The Stars Beneath Our Feet The Stars Beneath Our Feet Book - 2017
Alfred A. Knopf
KIDS MOO
Brown Girl Dreaming Brown Girl Dreaming Book - 2014
Nancy Paulsen Books
j811.54 WOO
Josephine Josephine
The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
Book - 2014
Chronicle Books
j921 BAK
The Crossover The Crossover
A Basketball Novel
Book - 2014
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
J ALE
The Crossover The Crossover Book - 2019
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
KIDS GRAPHIC ALE
Betty Before X Betty Before X Book - 2018
Farrar Straus Giroux
KIDS SHA
Look Both Ways Look Both Ways
A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Book - 2019
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
KIDS REY
As Brave as You As Brave as You Book - 2016
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
KIDS REY
My Life as An Ice Cream Sandwich My Life as An Ice Cream Sandwich Book - 2019
Dutton Children's Books
KIDS ZOB
Black Brother, Black Brother Black Brother, Black Brother Book - 2020
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Bud, Not Buddy Bud, Not Buddy Book - 1999
Delacorte Press
KIDS CUR
Hurricane Child Hurricane Child Book - 2018
Scholastic Press
KIDS CAL
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