Black British YA Literature

Black History and Literature includes narratives from around the world. Your Favorite Librarian wants to share some great Black British Young Adult Literature.


Yes! Black Excellence includes Black, and brown, voices from every corner of the globe. Check out the below titles and see what resonates with you. From Andrea Levy, Ignatius Sancho, Lenny Henry, Bernadine Avaristo and there is a world of Black British authors. Utilize Black Literature and see what resonates with you.

Top 20 Black British YA Books, for 2021 Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu

Think Like a White Man: Conquering the World... While Black by Nels Abbey

LOTE by Shola von Reinhold

The 392 by Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

In the Palace of Flowers by Victoria Princewill

The Returnees by Elizabeth Okoh

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World by Bolu Babalola

Poor by Caleb Femi

Under Solomon Skies by Berni Sorga-Millwood

The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

Mask Off: Masculinity Defined by JJ Bola

That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu

The Half God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams

Hold by Michael Donkor

If I Don’t Have You by Sareeta Domingo

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman