Best Horror Books for African American Teens 2008

Here’s a list of books guaranteed to scare the pants off your teens

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1. Night Biters: A Tale of Urban Horror by A.J. Harper
“Night Biters is a stand out as there are very few vampire books for African American teens. Twilight, New Moon, Breaking Dawn, and the Harry Potter series may be wildly popular, but their not terribly diverse. Night Biters speak to that audience with a cool, modern tale of vampires in the big city. Its action packed, funny and leaves you on the edge of your seat”
The Marvelous Effect (Marvelous World)
2. The Marvelous Effect (Marvelous World) by Troy CLE
“Troy Cle’s young African-American protagonist Louis Proof is often referred to as a “Black Harry Potter, I think that title is a dis-service Louis Proof is something more”
Voices (Annals of the Western Shore)
3. Voices (Annals of the Western Shore) by Ursula K. Le Guin
“The diversity long present in Le Guin’s fantasy’s make her novels a must read”
Powers (Annals of the Western Shore)
4. Powers (Annals of the Western Shore) by Ursula K. Le Guin
“The slavery/freedom theme of this third book is timeless and compelling”
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
5. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
“Even readers who don’t like sf will be drawn to a hero who has a sense of humor about his serious mission.”
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6. 47 by Walter Mosley
“What if a visitor from another world/universe/galaxy arrived on Earth, in the American South, during the 1800’s? This is the premise of Walter Mosley’s first Young Adult novel”
Blokhedz Graphic Novel #1 (Blokhedz)
7. Blokhedz Graphic Novel #1 (Blokhedz) by Street Legends Ink
“An amazing graphic novel that explores the true power of words”
The Darker Mask
8. The Darker Mask by Gary Phillips
“Heroes From The Shadows offers an eclectic mix of bestselling black fiction writers offering stories are enveloping and provoking;”
Ghost Train
9. Ghost Train by Jess Mowry
“Kids of any color would love this book if they like supernatural tales. This one has got it ALL!”
Voodu Dawgz
10. Voodu Dawgz by Jess Mowry
“The father of Oakland horror stories writes a dark tale of New Orleans gangs and the undead”
Crystal Rain
11. Crystal Rain by Tobias S. Buckell
“Unique Science Fiction with a Caribbean Flare and the hero is a brother with dreadlocks, it can’t get better than that”
Ragamuffin
12. Ragamuffin by Tobias S. Buckell
“Unique Science Fiction with a Caribbean Flare and the hero is a brother with dreadlocks, it can’t get better than that”
Sly Mongoose
13. Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell
“Unique Science Fiction with a Caribbean Flare and the hero is a brother with dreadlocks, it can’t get better than that”
Minion (Vampire Huntress Legends)
14. Minion (Vampire Huntress Legends) by L. A. Banks
“Targeted toward adults, but more mature teens will enjoy the exploits of vampire huntress Damali Richards”
Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1)
15. Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1) by Octavia E. Butler
“The Queen of Sci-fi, any of Butler’s work is a must read”
Creation Stories from Around the World
16. In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
“A collection of short stories by one of the worlds most gifted story tellers”
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