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Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor Black girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician.
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
"William 'Scoob' Lamar can seem to stay out of trouble and finds himself grounded at home. So when G'ma, his favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, Scoob jumps in the RV and the duo is off on a trip through the American South. Traveling through civil rights landmarks, Scoob is about to discover the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him and things aren't always what they seem--G'ma included"--Provided by the publisher.
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia Williams
Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family's troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is.
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