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FICTION: Historical - African Americans


Come August, come freedom : the bellows, the gallows, and the black general Gabriel Teen Book Come August, come freedom : the bellows, the gallows, and the black general Gabriel

Amateau, Gigi, 1964-
TEEN AMATEAU

Imagines the childhood and youth of "Prosser's Gabriel", a courageous and intelligent blacksmith in post-Revolutionary Richmond, Virginia, who roused thousands of African-Americans slaves like himself to rebel.



Forge Teen Book Forge

Anderson, Laurie Halse.
TEEN ANDERSO

Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.



Chains Teen Book Chains

Anderson, Laurie Halse.
TEEN ANDERSO

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.



The kingdom on the waves Teen Book The kingdom on the waves

Anderson, M. T.
TEEN ANDERSO

When Octavian hears that Lord Dunmore, governor of Virginia, will free all slaves who join his "Ethiopian Regiment," the recent runaway gladly signs up. Upon enlisting, Octavian is reunited with his friend Pro Bono. The two comrades, who once shared a master, are thrilled to meet again, but their joy quickly subsides.



The Pox party Teen Book The Pox party

Anderson, M. T.
TEEN ANDERSO

Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.



The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 : a novel Juvenile Book The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 : a novel

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
J CURTIS

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.



Mare's war Teen Book Mare's war

Davis, Tanita S.
TEEN DAVIS

Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.



Fire from the rock Teen Book Fire from the rock

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
TEEN DRAPER

In 1957, Sylvia Patterson's life--that of a normal African American teenager--is disrupted by the impending integration of Little Rock's Central High when she is selected to be one of the first black students to attend the previously all white school. Includes author's note and related websites.



A raisin in the sun book A raisin in the sun

Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.
812.54 HANSBER

In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death.



Day of tears : a novel in dialogue Teen Book Day of tears : a novel in dialogue

Lester, Julius.
TEEN LESTER

Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.



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