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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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Purple Hibiscus

Addison, Esme
A Hex for Danger (with Emily Durante (Narrator))
A Spell for Trouble (with Emily Durante (Narrator))

Afia, Nekesa
Dead Dead Girls (with Shayna Small (Narrator))

Alexis, André
Fifteen Dogs

Ancrum, K.
Darling
The Weight of the Stars

Azad, Nafiza
The Wild Ones


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)
Muted
Like Vanessa

Chase, Paula
Dough Boys
So Done
Turning Point

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)
A Game of Cones (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)

Fitzpatrick, Insha
Oh My Gods! (with Stephanie Cooke and Juliana Moon (Illustrations))

Flake, Sharon G
Unstoppable Octobia May

Forest, Kristina
I Wanna Be Where You Are
Now That I've Found You

Forna, Namina
The Gilded Ones

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


G

Ganeshram, Ramin
A Birthday Cake for George Washington

Garrett, Camryn
Full Disclosure

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

Iloh, Candice
Every Body Looking


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
Twins (with Shannon Wright)

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)
March: Book Three (with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell)


M

Mallette, Gloria
Sassy

Mans, Jasmine
Black Girl, Call Home

Matthews, Olivia
Murder by Page One

McKinnay, L.L.
Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith

Moises, Yesenia
Stella's Stellar Hair

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

Mosley, Walter
Devil in a Blue Dress

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
Remote Control

Older, Daniel José
Shadowhouse Fall
Shadowshaper

Onomé, Louisa
Like Home

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 Boat (with Jerome Pumphrey)
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 A.
Early Departures
Opposite of Always

Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Towers Falling

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

Richardson, Rhiannon
The Meet-Cute Project

Rigaud, Debbie
Perfect Shot

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

Ruffin, Maurice Carlos
We Cast a Shadow


S

Simone, Francina
Smash It!

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
Jackpot by Nic Stone

Strong, Karen
Just South of Home


T

Thomas, Angie
Concrete Rose
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
Some Places More Than Others
Watch Us Rise (with Ellen Hagen)

Whitehead, Colson
The Nickel Boys
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

Zephaniah, Benjamin
Funky Chickens

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


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