African American Romance

  • Belle and the Beau features an African-American couple. Jenkins, Beverly.
  • Born in Sin, by Evelyn Coleman
  • Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
  • Come a Stranger" by Cynthia  Voigt (This book involves characters from Voigt's "Tillerman" books - "Dicey's Song,"  "The Homecoming," and "A Solitary Blue-" but features Mina Smiths with a romantic African-American storyline.)
  • Crystal, by Walter Dean Myers
  • Darkness Before Dawn, by Sharon Draper
  • Drive By written by Lynn Ewing
  • Forged by Fire, by Sharon Draper
  • If You Come Softly by J. Woodson. It deals with a bi-racial romance, she is white and he is black.
  • Keesha's House by Helen Frost
  • Like Sisters on the Homefront, by Rita Williams-Garcia. Good for teens, not recommended for under 13.
  • Making Waves  by Applegate,
  • Money Hungry, The Skin I'm In, by Sharon G. Flake, excellent for middle schoolers.
  • Othello: A Novel - Lester, Julius.
  • Romiette and Julio, by Sharon Draper
  • Spellbound, by Janet McDonald
  • Tears of a Tiger, by Sharon Draper
  • The Bluford Series.  The books are printed by Townsend Press

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