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    17 Books Featuring Black Teens That Everyone Needs To Read At Least Once

    Because young adult novels are forever.

    1. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

    2. All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson

    3. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

    4. Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

    5. Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink

    6. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

    7. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

    8. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

    9. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

    10. Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

    11. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

    12. Slay by Brittney Morris

    13. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

    14. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

    15. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

    16. Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

    17. The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

    Have recommendations for books not on this list? Let us know in the comments below!