Black History : Literacy

Today, it’s short story collections and anthologies for middle grade or young adult readers. While some are classic, and others quite recent, they all make good additions to home and school libraries. 

Porch lies : Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters  by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by André Carrilho. Schwartz and Wade

Who Am I Without Him? : Short Stories About Girls and Boys in Their Lives by Sharon Flake. Jump at the Sun

Am I The Last Virgin? : Ten African American Reflections of Sex and Love by Tara Roberts. Simon and Schuster

Short stories online : Nalo Hopkinson

Haiti On My Mind : Stories by Haitian American Teens ed. by Dana Vincent. Youth Communications

A Matter of Souls by Denise Lewis Patrick, Carolrhoda Books

Anything I Wanna Be : Poems and Stories to Inspire the Brown Girls by Gloria Clark and Sydni Moore. Brown Girls Publishing

A Sound Investment : Short Stories for Young Readers by Sonia Sanchez (Third World Press)

Gorilla My Love by Toni Cade Bambara. Vintage

“One Friday Morning” by Langston Hughes (online)

Black Enough : Stories of Being Young & Black in America ed. by Ibi A. Aoboi. Balzer + Bray

Strange fruit, vol. 1, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history by Joel Christian Gill

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by Z. Z Packer. Riverhead

Listen children : an anthology of Black literature by Dorothy S Strickland; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon. Fulrum Publishing

African American Classics: Graphic Classics vol 22  by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and Jean Toomer; Eureka Productions

short stories online: Nnedi Okarafor

Prom Ever After by Dona Sarkar, Caridad Ferrer and Deidre Berry. Kimani Tru

Gone From Home : Short Takes by Angela Johnson. DK Publishing

Rites of Passage : Stories about Growing Up Black By Black Writers From Around the World ed by Tonya Bolden

This Strange New Feeling : Three Love Stories from Black History by Julius Lester. Dial

Vampire Bugs : Stories Conjured from the Past by Sharon Dennis Wyeth; illustrated by Curtis E. James. Yearling

The People Could Fly : American Black Folktales by Virgina Hamilton and Andrew L. Barnes. Knopf

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina. Penny Candy Books

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