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Can you suggest some books for reader that is a 15/16 year old African American male, living in an urban environment. The reader is interested in his

christian faith, but the books do not necessarily need to reflect that. Thanks!
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The following is a list of great books.  These titles are all available in the Omaha Public Library system.


by Coe Booth

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.



by Sharon M. Draper

The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school.



by Sharon G. Flake

A teenage boy must face the harsh realities of inner city life, a disintegrating family, and destructive temptations as he struggles to find his identity as a young man.


Bronx Masquerade (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)

by Nikki Grimes

While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.


The First Part Last (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)

by Angela Johnson

Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.



by Fredrick McKissack, Jr.

Jomo Rogers, a naturally talented athlete, starts taking performance enhancing drugs in order to be an even better high school football player, but finds his life spinning out of control as his game improves.



by Walter Dean Myers

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

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