Books with Characters of ColorPlease enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. Black and White shows the ups and downs in an unbreakable friendship. Paul has also written many other books and one happens to be Rooftop, which is another award winning book. Black and White is an amazing fiction book for young adults. Young adults would be the best fit for the intended audience because the story takes place in Long-Island High school. About two boys named Eddie White and Marcus black that are seniors at Long-Island and play for the basketball team that get in some major trouble. I think the purpose for this work is to learn by you mistakes and try the best you can to stay out of trouble.
Books with Characters of Color
I see this when we plan Black history month programs or El Dia. Apr 10, Lewis rated it really liked it! The publisher has since re-released all of the books with this corrected. Island of the Blue Dolphins.
I hope more people write pieces like this booi maybe there will be changes. The Smell of Other People's Houses. Samba- and art-infused sci-fi for mature readers. In general too many curriculum books are whiter than white.
This article has 2 comments. This book is a good influence foe high school students to make good choices for their lives. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Or they aspire to be popular and beautiful.
Johns University. Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship. I recently visited a library in Kent to meet children from nearby schools, and there was one Indian child in a group of 90 - which is quite normal for most schools I visit across the country. Details if other :.By Morgan Parker. By Pam Munoz Ryan. Kid sleuths investigate zany time-travel mystery. If you have other examples, please share them in the comments.
Which of your works would you like to tell your friends about. Am teens on the cover although there are multi cultural characters. Romantic page-turner has stellar heroine of color. This wasn't an action-packed book but I don't think it was supposed to be.
I was inspired to write Black and White , a novel about two Long Island City High School basketball stars and best friends who thought they'd "put all that racial crap behind us till we were almost like real blood-brothers," by several very real experiences in New York City. From , I taught adolescents awaiting trial on Rikers Island to read and write. The job was incredibly rewarding, and eye opening. Unfortunately, one of the most striking elements on Rikers Island is race. The inequities of the criminal justice system, including who can afford the best lawyer and who can make bail, has deemed that an overwhelming majority of inmates there are African-American. The protagonists in Black and White , Marcus Brown Black and Eddie Russo White , come in contact with that system when they put their sure-shot college scholarships at risk by staging a series of stickups to afford trendy new basketball kicks. But once they get caught, their storybook friendship faces a new kind of reality.
Anya On Starships and Dragonwings. Fan art. By Thanhha Lai. He has family members who are described as having dark skin, please share them in the comments. If you have other examples, and different characters in the book make mention of his unclear ethnicity.
Most of the time, I love young adult literature and am proud to be a YA librarian. If a YA book features a white, female protagonist and this accounts for a not insignificant portion of YA released each year , it seems inevitable that the book cover will display an idealized and airbrushed masterpiece of her on the cover. And when a YA book actually does have a protagonist of color, too often one of three things seems to happen:. These forms of racism on the part of publishers are unacceptable. And the fact that it is so rampant within the young adult publishing industry seems particularly despicable. If you have other examples, please share them in the comments.
It switched from one character to the other and tells us what's happening with them. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph. I completely agree about the person covers, though. Are you suggesting that a white reader being drawn to white cover models is somehow racist.
By Kekla Magoon. Saint Louis Armstrong Beach. By Octavia Spencer.Dawn Abron! Start your trial for FREE today. The Mysterious Benedict Society. Ghost Hawk.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Articles How to Raise a Reader. So true. The publisher has since re-released all of the books with this corrected.