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African American Teen Fiction

last modified on 11/08/2012

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Poetry, basketball, SAT, parenting, prep-schools, drugs, teen pregnancy, sibling relationships...contemporary fiction that shows a wide-swath of life in gritty detail.

Total: 17
Status: Public
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Darkness Before Dawn

(Hazelwood High)

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Emako Blue

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Forged by Fire

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Hip Hop High School

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Homeboyz

Interest Level: Grades 8 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Hoops

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Keesha's House

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Kendra

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 11

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.3

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Monster

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Somewhere in the Darkness

by Walter Dean Myers, translation by Osvaldo Blanco

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Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Resources: Yes

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Tears of a Tiger

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Series

Resources: Yes

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The Beast

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 9

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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The First Part Last

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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The Night I Disappeared

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Tyrell

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 11

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Series, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Until We Meet Again

(Bluford High)

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 9

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Series, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Short Stories

Resources: Yes

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