9 Books by Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read This July

If you’re looking for a great summer read for your 10 – 12-year-old, Booked by Kwame Alexander is a great option. The follow-up to his Newbery-award winner, The Crossover, this book tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who is dealing with a school bully, problems at home, and trying to impress his secret crush. From Dawud Anyabwile’s illustrations to the fact that the book is written in verse, there is so much to love about this graphic novel.

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