Middle Grade Books by Black Authors

This list was made for readers in partnership in the Frank X. Walker Literary Festival 2021

Black Boy Joy
Black Boy Joy
Kwame Mbalia
Blended
Blended
Sharon M. Draper
Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson
Bud, Not Buddy
Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis
The Crossover
The Crossover
Kwame Alexander
Genesis Begins Again
Genesis Begins Again
Alicia D. Williams
Ghost
Ghost
Jason Reynolds
Black Brother, Black Brother
Black Brother, Black Brother
Jewell Parker Rhodes
A Good Kind of Trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
Lisa Moore Ramée
New Kid
New Kid
Jerry Craft
How High the Moon
How High the Moon
Karyn Parsons
Hurricane Child
Hurricane Child
Kheryn Callender
The Jumbies
The Jumbies
Tracey Baptiste
Like Vanessa
Like Vanessa
Tami Charles
The Long Ride
The Long Ride
Marina Tamar Budhos
Something to Say
Something to Say
Lisa Moore Ramée
Class Act
Class Act
Jerry Craft
One Crazy Summer
One Crazy Summer
Rita Williams-Garcia
The Parker Inheritance
The Parker Inheritance
Varian Johnson
So Done
So Done
Paula Chase
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
David Barclay Moore
Clean Getaway
Clean Getaway
Nic Stone
Look Both Ways
Look Both Ways
Jason Reynolds
Child of the Dream
Child of the Dream
Sharon Robinson
March Forward, Girl
March Forward, Girl
Melba Pattillo Beals
Becoming Muhammad Ali
Becoming Muhammad Ali
James Patterson, Kwame Alexander
Betty Before X
Betty Before X
Ilyasah Shabazz, Renée Watson
The Harlem Charade
The Harlem Charade
Natasha Tarpley
Turning Point
Turning Point
Paula Chase
Ways to Make Sunshine
Ways to Make Sunshine
Renée Watson
The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects
Maurice Broaddus
Take Back the Block
Take Back the Block
Chrystal D. Giles
Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero
Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero
Kelly J. Baptist
(untitled)
(untitled)
(none)
What Lane?
What Lane?
Torrey Maldonado
Serena Says
Serena Says
Tanita S. Davis
Before the Ever After
Before the Ever After
Jacqueline Woodson
Locomotion
Locomotion
Jacqueline Woodson
Twins (Twins #1)
Twins (Twins #1)
Varian Johnson
Jayla Jumps in
Jayla Jumps in
Joy Jones
(untitled)
(untitled)
(none)
(untitled)
(untitled)
(none)
Definitely Daphne
Definitely Daphne
Tami Charles
Dough Boys
Dough Boys
Paula Chase
As Brave As You
As Brave As You
Jason Reynolds
Stella by Starlight
Stella by Starlight
Sharon M. Draper
For Black Girls Like Me
For Black Girls Like Me
Mariama J. Lockington
Glory Be
Glory Be
Augusta Scattergood
Root Magic
Root Magic
(none)
Martin Rising
Martin Rising
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Stamped (for Kids)
Stamped (for Kids)
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
Forever This Summer
Forever This Summer
Leslie C. Youngblood
Training Camp
Training Camp
Wesley King, Kobe Bryant
A Whole New Ballgame
A Whole New Ballgame
Phil Bildner
Maya and the Robot
Maya and the Robot
Eve L. Ewing
Sci-Fu
Sci-Fu
Yehudi Mercado
Finding Langston
Finding Langston
Lesa Cline-Ransome
Dragons in a Bag
Dragons in a Bag
Zetta Elliott
Just South of Home
Just South of Home
Karen Strong
The Forgotten Girl
The Forgotten Girl
India Hill Brown
Hide and Seeker
Hide and Seeker
Daka Hermon
Ikenga
Ikenga
Nnedi Okorafor
Dactyl Hill Squad
Dactyl Hill Squad
Daniel José Older
Ophie's Ghosts
Ophie's Ghosts
Justina Ireland