Young Adult Fiction Featuring African American Characters

In the prequel to Retaliation, brother and sister, Khalil and Tashera find themselves on different sides of loyalty. Khalil’s loyalty to his gang threatens the loyalty he should have to his family. This book illustrates the dynamic between a brother and sister and shows their love, challenges and desire to be there for each other.

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When a teen girl is jumped by three girls that she doesn’t know, her family and the community want to retaliate. Who will be the voice of reason to bring violence under control? Will law enforcement be able to find the girls who jumped Tashera?

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When Ahmed is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Tashera rallies around him and tries to find the real perpetrator. Meanwhile, social media acts as a judge and jury convicting Ahmed. Can Ahmed survive prison? Or, will he be found innocent?

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Young Adult Non-Fiction 

Containing 99 “Blueprints” to encourage and empower girls, The Blueprint for My Girls is the definitive guide cheering our girls from their tween years to their young adult years. Filled with testimonies, guidelines and inspiration, this is a book girls will cherish for many years to come.

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Where do teen girls get ‘in-your-face’ advice about dating and relationships? Who is willing to share their authentic stories? The Blueprint for My Girls In Love contains 99 testimonies, experiences, and bits of advice for girls who are navigating their way through dating and relationships.

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Containing tools for time management, self confidence, preparing for college, the Teens, Handle Your Business workbook is a guide to help teens as they transition from high school to college or from high school to working in the real world. The book gives real life examples so teens can apply to their own lives.

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Young Adult Curriculum & DVD Set 

Yasmin Shiraz interviews 8th grade girls who’ve been labeled aggressive by their teachers and guidance counselors in the groundbreaking film, Can She Be Saved? This film documents real girl fights throughout the US and shows how this recent phenomenon has become entrenched in American culture through songs, music videos and films. Can She Be Saved? aims to elevate the voices of teen girls who fight and the reasons behind their violence as well as explain how girl violence impacts academic excellence, self esteem and a girl’s overall future. TRT: 27:31 minutes.

The Can She Be Saved Curriculum is a guide to the film and gives classroom exercises and talking points to be used alongside the DVD. The curriculum allows educators to discuss the impact of violence while using the Can She Be Saved film as the centerpiece.


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