Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon

Publisher Information:  New York, NY: Quill Tree Books, 2021


Blackout follows thirteen teenagers in six interlinked stories which celebrate Black love. After a summer heatwave causes a citywide power outage in New York City, Black teens explore love, friendships, and hidden truths over the course of a single day. Among the characters are exes who have to bury their rivalry to walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn for a block party, two boys who get trapped on the subway, and best friends who get stuck in the library. When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight. 

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The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

Every Day by Daniel Levithan

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon


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