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PATTERSON HEIGHTS by Felicia Pride

Avery Washington has spent his entire life in Patterson Heights, a Baltimore neighborhood with a mean rep. It’s a good place to grow up—it has heart and soul as well as a few street hustlers, and plenty of solid families just l...
 
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INDIGO SUMMER by Monica McKayhan

Fifteen-year-old Indigo Summer’s world finally seems to be going in the right direction: She hooks up with the star linebacker on the high-school football team, gets a date for homecoming and makes the high-school dance squad a...
 
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DIRTY SOUTH by Phillip Thomas Duck

College is a big adjustment—but not if you’re Kenya Posey. Even at a Southern school far from her Jersey turf, she’s the one the girls envy and the boys want. Kenya’s the star of a hot singing/dancing troupe, her high-school BF...

 
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SHE SAID, SHE SAID by Celeste O. Norfleet

Can you ground your mother? On the last day of school, Tamika’s boyfriend dumps her, her best friend moves away and she’s forced to go on a lame mother-daughter trip to her grandmother’s house. She can barely handle one minute ...
 
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CAN’T STOP THE SHINE by Joyce Davis

You’re Gonna Blow Up! When an American Idol-like competition comes to Atlanta, Kalia and Mariama Jefferson (sisters who couldn’t be more different) stop arguing long enough to agree on one thing: Kalia has to try out. A senior ...

 
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SPIN IT LIKE THAT by Chandra Sparks Taylor

Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Richardson has a love for music. When She gets on the turntables, her gift for spinning and rhyming earn her admiration and respect. She’s also talented academically, but her parents disapprove of their...
 
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THE PLEDGE by Chandra Sparks Taylor

If you really loved me, you’d… Raised in a strict household, sixteen-year-old Courtland Murphy never had a date. But that was before the guy of her every dream – basketball star Allen Benson – asked her. She’s gone from never-b...
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FIRST SEMESTER by Cecil R. Cross

James “JD” Dawson grew up in the hood, but left a life of violence three thousand miles behind to make something of himself at the University of Atlanta. But when the freshman got off to a fool’s start – kicking it with his new...
 
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FAST FORWARD by Celeste Norfleet

How did Kenisha Lewis’s life go from near perfect to sheer chaos in just a few months? Coping with family tragedy is tough enough without getting kicked out of private school and sent to the local public school, where she’s for...
 
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HOW TO SALSA IN A SARI by Dona Sarkar

First, Issa Mazumder’s nerdy boyfriend dumps her for popular Latina princess Cat Morena – as if Cat even likes him. She just hates Issa. And for good reason: Issa finds out that her mother not only has been dating Cat’s dad, bu...