Librarian Donna Neblett from Warren Library created this list of awesome Urban Fiction Authors for you to check out.
While attending their ultra-exclusive private school in Hollywood, London must hide her relationship with Justice from her parents, Heather cleans up her act in rehab, Spencer reveals secrets to the media, and Rich’s web of lies catches up with her.
Teen chick lit, high-drama.
Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.
Realistic fiction, fast-paced, atmospheric, serious, compelling conversation, dialect-filled.
16 On the Block, Print.
When she is expected to pay back her sister’s old debt, sixteen-year-old Summer must take to the streets, learning hard, fast lessons about survival, loyalty, and love.
Realistic, urban fiction.
Starting with a murder in front of Jayd’s grandparents’ house, Mama and Daddy are convinced the police have the wrong suspect in custody and have joined forces to help organize the neighborhood and find the real killer. Mickey’s ex-boyfriend has been arrested for the gruesome act, which is more like their wicked next-door neighbor, Esmeralda, and her shape-shifting boyfriend, Rousseau’s handiwork. And, to make matters worse, Esmeralda’s influence in the community is growing stronger every day as are the powers of her top apprentices and Jayd’s best frenemies, Misty and Emilio.
Star high-school quarterback Romeo has everything on the right track until his older brother Kwamé gets out of jail, their absentee mother returns to their lives, and Romeo’s girlfriend Ngiai wants a serious relationship.
Realistic, Urban fiction.
Looking for more excellent teen urban fiction authors? Here are some more for you to check out.
Karyn Folan, Rashawn Hughes, Travis Hunter, Patrick Jones, Peggy Kern, Paul Langan, Darrien Lee, Kelli London, Booker T. Mattison, Janet McDonald, Walter Dean Myers, Ni-Ni Simone, Sparkle, and Chris L. Terry.