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High School Reading List

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Drown by Junot Diaz

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

For descriptions, click the read more!

(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle School lists)

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americandreamingmagazine:

Put it in the universe and watch it surprise you! #americandreaming #americandreaminguniversity

americandreamingmagazine:

Put it in the universe and watch it surprise you! #americandreaming #americandreaminguniversity

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female raps of the 2000s

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Kiera Cass, The Selection (via larmoyante)

I hope you find someone you can’t live without.I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.
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Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot (via larmoyante)

Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.
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I Don’t Know Where to Go From Here (#370: April 7, 2014)

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I’m ashamed of myself because I know I should be better and I have no idea how to get there.
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Reblog If You Are Unapologetically BLACK

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4 must-read short stories by writers of color from the New Yorker →

blackgirlstalking:

The newyorker is giving free access to their archives going back to 2007, and it inspired us to compile a short but hot list of must-reads for the rest of the summer. The website also has a new design that makes it easier to read long-forms like the ones listed below. Most of these selected…

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ebonymag:

Michele Howard Named Head of NBA Players’ Union.

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the D.C. lawyer is the first woman to lead a major North American sports league union. 

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ebonymag:

Michele Howard Named Head of NBA Players’ Union.

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the D.C. lawyer is the first woman to lead a major North American sports league union.

(via Michele Howard Named Head of NBA Players’ Union - Black Listed - EBONY)

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