6 Books for Black Teens That Can Coincide with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement


If Beale Street Could Talk By James Baldwin

The synopsis from the publisher states: “Like the blues—sweet, sad and full of truth—this masterly work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love— affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of a black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York’s infamous tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realistic tale… a powerful indictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time.”