Less than 4% of all published children's books are written with African American characters (Horning, 2015).



BOOKS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS GRADES 6-12



Book Summary: Almost Grown is a collection of fifteen short stories with teen and young adult main characters. These young characters live ordinary day-to-day lives with unexpected twists, and there are no "super" adults saving them; they must work through some of the pitfalls and problems of growing up themselves. The reader journeys bad decisions made better, and young people realizing that it is ok not to be right, or the best all the time. Being almost grown is difficult but these stories show the pleasure of that stage life as well.

Price: $12.00 (Paperback); $3.99 (ebook)

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Book Summary: This guide is for girls ages ten through thirteen that are becoming teenagers. This book was written to help little girls that need to understand what is happening to their bodies and how to take care of themselves. This book should be read with an adult, because it has proper names for body parts.

Price: $5.99 (Paperback); $1.99 (ebook)

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Book Summary: The Hot Freshman 15 Series is based on the experiences of fifteen high school freshman girls placed on list by a group of boys at Rose school. The first installment in the series features Felicia Moore B.K.A. #15 FeFe the Hot Librarian. Felicia is a shy young woman that loves to write poetry. After being placed on the list, she ends up dating the Captain of the Basketball team. Dating a popular jock brings its own set of problems. There is nothing like dealing with jealous girls as Felicia soon finds out. Felicia's world gets flipped upside down, and she has to make some hard fast decisions about her loyalty to her new friends or to herself.

Price: $7.99 (Paperback); $2.99 (ebook)

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Book Summary: The Hot Freshman 15 Series is based on the experiences of fifteen high school freshman girls placed on list by a group of boys at Rose school. The second installment in the series features Latanya Kiddings B.K.A. #14 The Fly Girl on the Court. Latanya is an aggressive ball player. She wants more than anything to get a scholarship and to be scouted for a college team. After being placed on the list, she ends up breaking up with her boyfriend. Dating a popular jock brings its own set of problems. There is nothing like dealing with rumors, jealousy, and drama as Latanya soon finds out. Latanya loses her best friend, and she has to make some hard fast decisions about her loyalty to her goals or to herself.

Price: $6.99 (paperback); $2.99 (ebook)

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