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Book Reviews: Authors: A to Z


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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

Bayron, Kalynn
Cinderella is Dead

Blackman, Marjorie
The Ripple Effect

Blake, Sarah
The Postmistress

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

Brown, Roseanne A.
A Song of Wraiths & Ruin

Bryant, Elise

  • Happily Ever Afters

  • 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
    The Power of Her Pen (with John Parra)

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

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

    Coles, Jay
    Tyler Johnson Was Here

    Collette, Abby
    A Deadly Inside Scoop (with Joell Jacob)

    Cosby, S.A.
    Blacktop Wasteland

    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, Dana L.
    Roman and Jewel

    Davis, Tanita S.
    Happy Families

    DeBerry, Virginia and Grant, Donna
    Far From the Tree

    Deonn, Tracy
    Legendborn

    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
    Now That I've Found You

    Franklin, Ashley
    "Creative Fixes" in Once Upon an Eid edited by S.K. Ali


    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

    Harris, Sharina
    (Im)perfectly Happy

    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 D.
    Allegedly
    Grown

    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
    Trouble the Saints

    Johnson, Catherine
    Shades of Darkness, Shades of Grace

    Johnson, Leah
    You Should See Me in a Crown

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

    Jones, Kimberly
    I'm Not Dying with You Tonight (with Gilly Segal)


    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
    "Just Life Chest Armor" in Once Upon an Eid edited by S.K. Ali

    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.
    Grand Theft Horse (with Corban Wilkin) 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

    Paige, Danielle
    Dorothy Must Die
    The End of Oz
    Mera: Tidebreaker (with Stephen Bryne) The Wicked Will Rise
    Yellow Brick War

    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

    Philippe, Ben
    Charming as a Verb

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis
    The Red Pencil

    Pumphrey, Jarrett
    The Old Truck (with Jerome Pumphrey)


    Q


    R

    Ramée, Lisa Moore
    A Good Kind of Trouble
    Something to Say

    Reed, Christina Hammonds
    The Black Kids

    Reynolds, Jason A.
    Ghost
    Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
    Lu
    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

    Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah
    "Eid Pictures" in Once Upon an Eid edited by S.K. Ali
    "Perfect" in Once Upon an Eid edited by S.K. Ali

    Twitty, Michael W.
    The Cooking Gene


    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

    Winslow, De'Shawn Charles
    In West Mills

    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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