In the Margins Official List

Given by In the Margins

175 Works 43,913 Books 2,205 Reviews 4.2
ITM, under the umbrella of Library Services for Youth in Custody, strives to bring to light self-published and small press published titles by, for, and about people in poverty, on the streets, in vis mere custody, or otherwise living in the margins. Books from larger publishers are also considered if they fit our charge. Teens are the target audience for the lists we create and promote.
We hope our book list will empower librarians working in difficult situations to legitimize their book choices in order to promote positive reading and literacy activities for teens in the margins.

See also the Top Ten list

*Denotes Top Ten list selections
**Denotes winners of Top Non-Fictionand Top Fiction Awards. 
*** Denotes winner of Social Justice/Advocacy Award.

-------------------------- In the Margins strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three.     Mission: To seek out and highlight fiction and non-fiction titles (PreK through adult) of high-interest appeal to youth, ages 9-21, that reflect marginalized and/or street culture with a preference for marginalized books (books that are self-published or from small independent publishers).   Committee charge: The 7-11 member committee selects and reviews best books of the year and creates an official list,  Top Ten list, top fiction and non fiction title.  Titles of interest will be unusual, possibly un-reviewed, have multicultural characters, address topics dealing with difficult situations including (but not limited to) street life, marginalized populations, crime, justice, war, violence, abuse, addiction, homelessness and gangs. The committee highlights self-published titles as much as possible. The committee places a high preference on books representing African-American and Latino protagonists, books reflecting teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three - and books of high interest appeal to reluctant readers. Youth feedback is a critical factor in book nomination and selection.   One title is chosen for the Advocacy Award.     The In the Margins Advocacy Book Award chooses the  best book that illuminates issues of race, class and incarceration or otherwise highlights the reality of people of color living in the margins of society. The Advocacy award goes to the best book for adults to read in order to increase, deepen, affirm and clarify their understanding of the issues facing poor people or poor children of color in America. Higher consideration is given to a book that teens also read, but teen feedback is not essential to the choosing of this award.  All publishers, including self published books are considered equally.
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Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition) af Latin American Youth Center Writers
**Nonfiction2019
Queenpin af 2EG,
*Fiction2019
Illegal af Eoin Colfer
*Fiction2019
The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary af NoNieqa Ramos
*Fiction2019
Tell Me about When Moms and Dads Come Home from Jail af Judi Goozh
*Nonfiction2019
Tell Me about When Moms and Dads Go to Jail af Judi Goozh
*Nonfiction2019
Motherless Child: A Journey of Growing Up and Forgiving af Valencia Griffin-Wallace
*Nonfiction2019
Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang af Lamont "U-God" Hawkins
*Nonfiction2019
Hey, Kiddo af Jarrett J. Krosoczka
*Nonfiction2019
The Closest I've Come af Fred Aceves
Fiction2019
Sacred Smokes: Stories af Theodore C. Van Alst
Fiction2019
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut af Derrick Barnes
Fiction2019
Hard knocks high : darkskin and redbones af Kevin Brown
Fiction2019
The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses af Ashley Coleman
Fiction2019
Tyler Johnson Was Here af Jay Coles
Fiction2019
The Marrow Thieves af Cherie Dimaline
Fiction2019
After the Fire af Will Hill
Fiction2019
The Diamond Empire: A Novel (A Diamonds Novel) af K'wan
Fiction2019
Trell af Dick Lehr
Fiction2019
Being Fishkill af Ruth Lehrer
Fiction2019
Better Together af B.L. Maxwell
Fiction2019
All Out of Pretty af Ingrid Palmer
Fiction2019
Jaya and Rasa. A Love Story af Sonia Patel
Fiction2019
Ghost Boys af Jewell Parker Rhodes
Fiction2019
After the Shot Drops af Randy Ribay
Fiction2019
Where I Live af Brenda Rufener
Fiction2019
Saving Grad af Karen Spafford-fitz
Fiction2019
Ride or Die af Wanda Lauren Taylor
Fiction2019
Carry Me Home af Jessica Therrien
Fiction2019
A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 1: Pemmican Wars af Katherena Vermette
Fiction2019
The Competition af Cecily Wolfe
Fiction2019
Ronnie af P.D. Workman
Fiction2019
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us af Hanif Abdurraqib
Nonfiction2019
Black Boy Poems: An Account of Black Survival in America af Tyson Amir
Nonfiction2019
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable af Michael Bennett
Nonfiction2019
The teen sex trade : my story af Jade Brooks
Nonfiction2019
To Hell and Back: A Former Hells Angel's Story of Recovery and Redemption af Joe Calendino
Nonfiction2019
Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition af Julia Kaye
Nonfiction2019
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir af Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Nonfiction2019
My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge's Police Torture Ring and Death Row af Ronald Kitchen
Nonfiction2019
Hillbilly Drug Baby: The Poems af Jesse-Ray Lewis
Nonfiction2019
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane af Gucci Mane
Nonfiction2019
The Audacity to Try: A Memoir af Sean Matthews
Nonfiction2019
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy af Tony Medina
Nonfiction2019
Shine On You Crazy Junkie: a Memoir (Sweet Melissa) (Volume 6) af Susan Segovia-Munoz
Nonfiction2019
The 57 Bus af Dashka Slater
Nonfiction2019
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism af Robin DiAngelo
**Fiction2018
One Cut (Simon True) af Eve Porinchak
**Nonfiction2018
The Biker's Brother af Peter Edwards
*Fiction2018
The Pain Eater af Beth Goobie
*Fiction2018
Jumped In (Rapid Reads) af William Kowalski
*Fiction2018
I Am Alfonso Jones af Tony Medina
*Fiction2018
White flight : a novel in verse af Christopher Paslay
*Fiction2018
The Day Tajon Got Shot af Beacon House Writers
*Fiction2018
Broken Flowers (Robert M. Drake/Vintage Wild) af Robert M. Drake
*Nonfiction2018
100 things every black girl should know : for girls 10-100 af Taura Stinson
*Nonfiction2018
When Daronte's Father Went to Prison af Kimberly Ballou
Fiction2018
Rickie Trujillo af Nicholas. Bradley
Fiction2018
Vigilante af Kady Cross
Fiction2018
As the Crow Flies af Melanie Gillman
Fiction2018
Breaking Faith af E. Graziani
Fiction2018
Allegedly af Tiffany D. Jackson
Fiction2018
The Row af J.R. Johansson
Fiction2018
Lunch Money Can'Äôt Shoot (Morgan James Fiction) af Michael Graubart Levin
Fiction2018
Long Way Home (Thunder Road) af Katie McGarry
Fiction2018
Ahgottahandleonit af Donovan Mixon
Fiction2018
Girls Like Me af Nina Packebush
Fiction2018
Long Way Down af Jason Reynolds
Fiction2018
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) af Jason Reynolds
Fiction2018
Saving Stevie: A Novel af Eve Richardson
Fiction2018
Dear Martin af Nic Stone
Fiction2018
The Hate U Give af Angie Thomas
Fiction2018
Chloe af P.D. Workman
Fiction2018
Endless Change af P.D. Workman
Fiction2018
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women af Lisa Charleyboy
Nonfiction2018
We Can't Be Friends: A True Story af Cyndy Etler
Nonfiction2018
Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope af Byron Pitts
Nonfiction2018
Junkbox Diaries: a day in the life of a heroin addict af Herbert Stepherson
Nonfiction2018
A Stone of Hope: A Memoir af Jim St. Germain
Nonfiction2018
Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island af Lil Wayne
Nonfiction2018
Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States af Maya Schenwar
***Nonfiction2017
Little miss somebody af Christy Lynn Abram
**Fiction2017
Aging out af Alton Carter
**Nonfiction2017
Other Broken Things af C. Desir
*Fiction2017
Girl in Pieces af Kathleen Glasgow
*Fiction2017
The Truth af Jeffry W. Johnston
*Fiction2017
American Flowers af Michael A McLellan
*Fiction2017
Dear Yvette (Throwback Diaries) af Ni-Ni Simone
*Fiction2017
Teenage Degenerate af S. C. Sterling
*Nonfiction2017
Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap af Ben Westhoff
*Nonfiction2017
The Untold Story Of The Real Me: Young Voices From Prison af Free Minds Writers
*Nonfiction2017
Calling Maggie May af Anonymous
Fiction2017
Peas and Carrots af Tanita S. Davis
Fiction2017
Throw Away Sisters af Debbie Winnekins Deutsch
Fiction2017
The Missing af Melanie Florence
Fiction2017
Ask Me How I Got Here af Christine Heppermann
Fiction2017
Traffick af Ellen Hopkins
Fiction2017
Don't Fail Me Now af Una LaMarche
Fiction2017
Dream Things True af Marie Marquardt
Fiction2017
Burn Baby Burn af Meg Medina
Fiction2017
This Way Home af Wes Moore
Fiction2017
Burning af Danielle Rollins
Fiction2017
The Boy Who Killed Grant Parker: A Novel af Kat Spears
Fiction2017
Light of Day af Allison Van Diepen
Fiction2017
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools af Monique W. Morris
Nonfiction2017
Girls in Justice af Richard Ross
***Nonfiction2016
Tattooed Teardrops af P.D. Workman
**Fiction2016
America's massacre : the audacity of despair and a message of hope af Tewhan Butler
**Nonfiction2016
Dime af E. R. Frank
*Fiction2016
Little Peach af Peggy Kern
*Fiction2016
The Outside Circle af Patti Laboucane-Benson
*Fiction2016
The Boy Who Carried Bricks -- A True Story of Survival af Alton Carter
*Nonfiction2016
The Triangle: A Year on the Ground with New York's Bloods and Crips af Kevin Deutsch
*Nonfiction2016
Hard Knocks High: Project Windows af Kevin Brown
Fiction2016
Burn Baby, Burn Baby af Kevin Craig
Fiction2016
Bleed Like Me af C. Desir
Fiction2016
Rose: A Modernization af F. Freeman
Fiction2016
Size of a Fist af Tara Gereaux
Fiction2016
Teeny Little Grief Machines (Gravel Road) af Linda Oatman High
Fiction2016
We'll Never Be Apart af Emiko Jean
Fiction2016
Monster: A Graphic Novel af Walter Dean Myers
Fiction2016
Still Waters af Ash Parsons
Fiction2016
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces af Isabel Quintero
Fiction2016
All American Boys af Jason Reynolds
Fiction2016
Tap Out (Orca Soundings) af Sean Rodman
Fiction2016
Orbiting Jupiter af Gary D. Schmidt
Fiction2016
Down by Law (Throwback Diaries) af Ni-Ni Simone
Fiction2016
Noble Warrior (Caged Warrior) af Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Fiction2016
The Burnouts af Lex Thomas
Fiction2016
On the Other Side of the Bridge af Ray Villareal
Fiction2016
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland af Amanda Berry
Nonfiction2016
Neon Aliens Ate My Homework: And Other Poems af Nick Cannon
Nonfiction2016
Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City af Lisa Charleyboy
Nonfiction2016
Ghetto By The Sea: The Second Annual P.O.P.S. (Pain of the Prison System) Anthology af Amy Friedman
Nonfiction2016
Slugg: A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration af Tony Lewis Jr.
Nonfiction2016
Billie: A Memoir af Billie King
Nonfiction2016
Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (The Teaching for Social Justice Series) af Crystal T. Laura
Nonfiction2016
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America af Jill Leovy
Nonfiction2016
Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story af David A. Robertson
Nonfiction2016
Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography af Rick Ross
Nonfiction2016
Street God: The Explosive True Story of a Former Drug Boss on the Run from the Hood--and the Courageous Mission That Drove Him Back af Dimas Salaberrios
Nonfiction2016
All The Way: My Life on Ice af Jordin Tootoo
Nonfiction2016
Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker (Biographies) af Julian Voloj
Nonfiction2016
How It Went Down af Kekla Magoon
**Fiction2015
Left For Dead af Ebony Canion
**Nonfiction2015
The Lure af Lynne Ewing
*Fiction2015
When I Was the Greatest af Jason Reynolds
*Fiction2015
Ruby af P.D. Workman
*Fiction2015
From God's Monster to the Devil's Angel:: Life of a Chicago Gang Member af Pacc Butler
*Nonfiction2015
The High Price I Had To Pay 2: Sentenced To 30 Years As A Non-Violent First Time Offender af Michelle Miles
*Nonfiction2015
Lionheart: Coming From Where I'm From af Rayshawn L Wilson
*Nonfiction2015
The Griots of Oakland: Voices from the African American Oral History Project af Angela Zusman
*Nonfiction2015
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me af Daniel Beaty
Fiction2015
Kinda Like Brothers af Coe Booth
Fiction2015
The Hit af Melvin Burgess
Fiction2015
Rabbit Ears af Maggie De Vries
Fiction2015
Girls Like Us af Gail Giles
Fiction2015
The Old Neighborhood: A Novel af Bill Hillmann
Fiction2015
The Innocence Device (Rapid Reads) af William Kowalski
Fiction2015
Black Lotus af K'wan
Fiction2015
The Way Back (Orca Soundings) af Carrie Mac
Fiction2015
Black Sheep af Na'ima B. Robert
Fiction2015
Throwaway Girl af Kristine Scarrow
Fiction2015
Caged Warrior af Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Fiction2015
The Saints af Lex Thomas
Fiction2015
On the Edge af Allison Van Diepen
Fiction2015
Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave af Shyima Hall
Nonfiction2015
Prison Baby: A Memoir af Deborah Jiang-Stein
Nonfiction2015
Let Me Live: Voices of Youth Incarcerated (Poetry Behind The Walls) af Save the Kids
Nonfiction2015
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed af Michelle Knight
Nonfiction2015
Hustle af David Tomas Martinez
Nonfiction2015
Shards: A Young Vice Cop Investigates Her Darkest Case of Meth AddictionHer Own af Allison Moore
Nonfiction2015
Homeless at Age 13 to a College Graduate: An Autobiography af Anthony D. Ross
Nonfiction2015
Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black: The Story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (Lorimer Real Justice) af Bill Swan
Nonfiction2015
Accused: A Retaliation Novel #2 af Yasmin Shiraz
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