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Phoenix Reading List - Suggested titles for May 2020

Stage 2

1. Mildred D. Taylor - The Well

2. Malorie Blackman – any titles e.g Hacker ; Pig Heart Boy ; Hostage;Deadly Dare Mysteries

3. Sita Brahmachari – Zebra Crossing Soul Song

4. Michael Gerard Bauer – Don’t call me Ishmael and the Ishmael trilogy

5. Michaela Morgan – Respect – The Walter Tull Story

Stage 3

  • Bali Rai - Unarranged Marriage; Trouble

  • Malorie Blackman - Noughts and Crosses trilogy; Noble Conflict; Any other books by Malorie Blackman

  • Buchi Emecheta – The Bride Price; The Joys of Motherhood

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Refugee Boy

  • Jewell Parker Rhodes – Ghost Boys

  • Ilyasah Shahbazz – Betty before X

  • Ronald L Smith - Black Panther – The Young Prince

Stage 4

1. Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God

2. Samuel Selvon – The Lonely Londoners

3. Zadie Smith – White Teeth

4. Chiammanda Ngozi Adichie – Half of a Yellow Sun

5. Gloria Naylor – The Women of Brewster Place

6. Jay Coles - Tyler Johnson was here - When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

7. Renee Watson – Watch us rise

1. Jaime Reed – Sorry not sorry

2. Alex Wheatle – Little Bit [ Any other books by Alex Wheatle)

3. Malorie Blackman - Noughts and Crosses trilogy

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Arthur Kaufman
Arthur Kaufman

Very niice post

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