The characters in this post are all from books whose Black males protagonists are navigating predominately White school spaces.
Oftentimes, being Black in these spaces leaves students feeling isolated, othered, and lacking a sense of belonging.
The following middle-grade and young adult titles provide a mirror and a window to diversity, inclusion, resilience, and allyship.
Black Boy, White School, from Cleveland's own Brian F. Walker #CLE
Black, Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
New Kid & Class Act from Jerry Craft
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
A Love-Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
Beat: Juice WRLD Black & White
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