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Book Reviews: Authors: A to Z


Choose from 106 authors

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



A

Aardema, Vema
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Stealing the Game (with Raymond Obstfeld)
Mycroft Holmes (with Anna Waterhouse)
What Color Is My World?

Abouet, Marguerite
Akissi: Tales of Mischief
Aya: Love in Yop City
Aya of Yop City (with Clement Oubrerie)

Acevedo, Elizabeth
The Poet X

Achebe, Chinua
No Longer at Ease

Alexis, André
Fifteen Dogs

Ancrum, K.
The Weight of the Stars


B

Baptiste, Tracey
The Jumbies

Blake, Sarah
The Postmistress

Bolden, Tonya
Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty

Brown, Roseanne A.
A Song of Wraiths & Ruin


C

Caines, Jeannette Franklin
Just Us Women

Callender, Kacen
Felix Ever After

Callender, Kheryn (see Callender, Kacen)
Hurricane Child

Cezair-Thompson, Margaret
The Pirate's Daughter

Charles, Tami
Fearless Mary (with Claire Almon)
Like Vanessa

Chase, Paula
So Done

Chee, Traci
The Reader
The Speaker

Clayton, Dhonielle
The Belles
The Everlasting Rose

Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Before There Was Mozart

Colbert, Brandy
Little & Lion
The Only Black Girls in Town
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

Cole, William and Rosselli, Colette
I Went to the Animal Fair

Coles, Jay
Tyler Johnson Was Here

Crews, Donald
Bigmama's
Sail Away

Cummings, Pat
Trace

Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Journey of Little Charlie


D

Danticat, Edwidge
Brother, I'm Dying
Everything Inside
The Farming of Bones

Davis, Tanita S.
Happy Families

DeBerry, Virginia and Grant, Donna
Far From the Tree

Diakité, Baba Wagué
The Magic Gourd

Duncan, Alice Faye
Just Like a Mama (with Charnelle Pinkney Barlow)
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop (with R. Gregory Christie)


E

Elliott, Zetta
Bird
The Dragon Thief
Dragons in a Bag
Melena's Jubilee (with Aaron Boyd)

English, Karen
It All Comes Down to This

Evans, Shane W.
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

Everett, Percival
I Am Not Sidney Poitier


F

Farmer, Bonnie
Oscar Lives Next Door (with Marie Lafrance)

Flake, Sharon G
Unstoppable Octobia May

Forest, Kristina
I Wanna Be Where You Are


G

Ganeshram, Ramin
A Birthday Cake for George Washington

Gill, Joel Christian
Strange Fruit, Volume 1

Goldberg, Whoopi
If Someone Says 'You Complete Me,' RUN!

Grandison, Whitney D.
A Love Hate Thing

Grimes, Nikki
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance


H

Haley, Alex
The Autobiography of Malcom X

Hathaway, Barbara
Missy Violet and Me

Hoffler, Joseph W.
Promotion Denied

Hohn, Nadia L.
Malaika’s Winter Carnival with Irene Luxbacher (illustrator)

Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Hurson, Zora Neale
Their Eyes Were Watching God


I


J

Jackson, Linda Williams
Midnight Without a Moon

Jackson, Tiffany
Allegedly

Jemisin, N. K.
The City We Became
The Dancers' War (in Like Twin Stars)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Jenkins, Emily (see E. Lockhart)
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
Sugar Would Not Eat It
Water in the Park

Johnson, Alaya Dawn
The Summer Prince

Johnson, Catherine
Shades of Darkness, Shades of Grace

Johnson, Varian
The Great Greene Heist
To Catch a Cheat
The Parker Inheritance


K

Kann, Claire
If It Makes You Happy
Let's Talk About Love


L

Lester, Julius
Sam and the Tigers (with Jerry Pinkney)

Lewis, Jenifer
The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

Lewis, John
March: Book One (with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell)
March: Book Two (with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell)


M

Mallette, Gloria
Sassy

Montgomery, Candice
Home and Away

Morrison, Toni
Peeny Butter Fudge (with Slade Morrison)
Please, Louise (with Slade Morrison)

Morrow, Bethany C.
A Song Below Water

Myers, Walter Dean
At Her Majesty's Request
The Blues of Flats Brown
Looking Like Me with Christopher Myers


N

Nelson, Marilyn
Ostrich and Lark

Neri, G.
Tru & Nelle
Yummy

Norfleet, Celeste O.
One Night in Georgia


O

Okorafor, Nnedi
Akata Warrior
Akata Witch
Binti
Binti: Home

Older, Daniel José
Shadowshaper

Ortega, Claribel A.
Ghost Squad

Oshiro, Mark
Anger Is a Gift


P

Patrick, Denise Lewis
Finding Someplace

Paye, Won-Ldy
Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia (with Margaret H. Lippert)

Peete, Holly Robinson
My Brother Charlie

Pinkney, Andrea Davis
The Red Pencil

Pumphrey, Jarrett
The Old Truck (with Jerome Pumphrey)


Q


R

Ramée, Lisa Moore
A Good Kind of Trouble

Reynolds, Jason A.
Ghost
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Miles Morales
Patina
Sunny

Reynolds, Justin
Opposite of Always

Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Towers Falling

Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola
Naomis Too (with Audrey Vernick)
Two Naomis (with Audrey Vernick)

Rigaud, Debbie
Perfect Shot

Roanhorse, Rebecca
Race to the Sun
Storm of Locusts
Trail of Lightning
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™

Ruffin, Maurice Carlos
We Cast a Shadow


S

Smalls, Irene
Don't Say Ain't

Smith, Zadie
The Autograph Man

Solomon, Rivers
The Deep
An Unkindness of Ghosts

Stone, Nic
Clean Getaway (with Dawud Anyabwile)
Dear Martin

Strong, Karen
Just South of Home


T

Thomas, Angie
The Hate U Give
On the Come Up


U

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child (with Abigail Pesta)


V

Velasquez, Crystal
The Circle of Lies
Hunters of Chaos

Velasquez, Eric
Grandma's Gift

Vigilante, Danette
Saving Baby Doe


W

Walker, Alice
The Color Purple

Watson, Renée
Piecing Me Together
Watch Us Rise (with Ellen Hagen)

Whitehead, Colson
The Underground Railroad

Williams, Alicia D.
Genesis Begins Again

Williams-Garcia, Rita
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Gone Crazy in Alabama
One Crazy Summer

Willis-Braithwaite, Deborah
VanDerZee

Wilmore, Larry
I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts

Winston, Sherri
The Kayla Chronicles

Winters, Julian
Running With Lions

Woodson, Jacqueline
Brown Girl Dreaming
Harbor Me
Show Way


X


Y


Z

Zoboi, Ibi
American Street
Black Enough (editor)
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich
Pride


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