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Resources for Street Lit

Bernard-Carreno, Regina A. (2013). The Black Outcast in the Classroom: Street Lit and Black Academics. IN Say It Loud: Black Studies, Its Students, and Racialized Collegiate Culture. Black Studies and Critical Thinking. NY: Peter Lang.

Gifford, Justin. (2013). Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Honig, Megan. (2010). Urban Grit: A Guide to Street LitGenreflecting Advisory Series. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Irvin Morris, Vanessa. (2012). The Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature. Chicago: ALA Editions.

Norris, Keenan. (2013). Street lit : representing the urban landscape. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Ratner, Andrew. (2009). Street Lit: Teaching and Reading Fiction in Urban Schools. Practical Guides Series. NY: McGraw-Hill.

Sweeney, Megan. (2010). Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

ONLINE RESOURCES (new titles, ebooks, reader reviews):
Extended Video Trailer: Behind Those Books Documentary (Time: 13:22)

Parle Magazine: Book Reviews

Readitallbookreviews | Urban Fiction

Saddleback Educational Publishing: Intervention for Struggling Readers | Features an Urban Fiction Series for low level Teen readers

Urbania: Urban Literature & Art Magazine

Urban Book Source

Urban E-Reads: Urban Literature At Its Realest!

Urban Reviews Online: Latest Book Reviews


Bad Girl of Urban Lit: What Makes You Different?

Black and Nobel: Black-owned & operated bookstore that specializes in urban literature

DJ Gatsby Book Club: The Hottest Book Club in the Hood

Exploring Prison Librarianship: Urban Fiction Resources

Miss Domino: Lover of Street Literature for tweens/teens and adults, advocate for children and Warrior Library Media Specialist

My Urban Books

PhatFiction: A Readers' Advisory Blog for Urban Fiction

Pulp Fiction Trash!!

Street Art Utopia: We Declare the World as Our Canvas

The Word on the Street -  Broadsides at the National Library of Scotland

Streetprints: Revolution and Romanticism

Street Fiction: Urban Fiction News and Book Reviews

Tagged: Urban Fiction Readers (group)

BOOKLISTS / BLOGS / WIKIS (educator resources):

Presi Presentation: Street Literature for YA (April 2013):

Webinar: Supporting Teen Street Lit Readers by Megan Honig (November 2011):

Street Lit Author List for PUBLIC Libraries:

Street Lit Author List for SCHOOL Libraries:

Phat Fiction Wiki (ongoing) at:
-- A Librarian wiki from the ALA 2010 Panel on Street Fiction

Street Lit Collection Development Resources (ongoing) at: -- A Librarian wiki that lists articles, websites and author information

Augustus Publishing

Black Dawn Books

Bravin Publishing

Cold Blooded Books

Deja Vu Publications

FourShadough Publishing

G Street Chronicles

GhettoHeat Publishing

Gorilla Convict Publications

Life Changing Books

Melodrama Publishing

Pen Cushion Publishers

RJ Publications

Strebor on the Streetz

Teri Woods Publishing

The Cartel Publications

Triple Crown Publications

Tru Life Publishing

Urban Books

Wahida Clark Publishing

MAINSTREAM PUBLISHERS (they mainstream, y'all can google they azzes):
-- Akashic Books
-- Hachette / Grand Central Publishing
-- Kensington Publishing / Holloway House
-- One World / Ballantine
-- Simon & Schuster / Atria
-- Spiegel & Grau
-- St. Martin's Griffin

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