​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Crossover

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

1793 Fever​​



I Know Why The Cage Bird Sings

A Soldier's Play

Clotel: The President's Daughter

Tell The Wolves I'm Home


The Awakening

The Alchemist


Hunger Games

​Catching Fire

The Mighty Miss Malone

The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise

​We Beat the Street

Elijah of Buxton

Tears of a Tiger

Copper Sun

Forged by Fire

Just Another Hero

The Battle of Jericho

November Blues

The Invisible Man

The Skin I'm In

Money Hungry

​The Lord of The Flies

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Looking For Alaska​

The Fault in Our Stars​

​Bronx Masquerade

To Kill A Mockingbird


​The Outsiders

Their Eyes Were Watching God

​Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

​Red Scarf Girl

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Flowers for Alegernon

The Secret Life of Bees

Bluford High - The Bully (any in the series)

Day of Tears​

The Call of The Wild

The Giver

How It Went Down

The No. 1 Lady's Detective Agency (Any in Series)

The Dark 30: Southern Tales of the Supernatural


The Buest Eye

Tar Baby


​Song of Solomon



Darius & Twig


The Glory Field

Somewhere in the Darkness


Tru & Nelle

Ghetto Cowboy

​Yummy: Last Days of Southside Shorty

12 Years A Slave


Ninth Ward

​Island of Blue Dolphins


Brian's Winter 


The Boy in the Black Suit

When I Was The Greatest

​As Brave As You

​Divergent (any in the series)


Bluford High - Lost and Found (Any in Series)​


The Coldest Winter Ever

Once Upon A Time When We Colored

The Road To Memphis

​The Land

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Let The Circle be Unbroken

Logan Family Saga (vol 1-6)

No Shame No Fear

Flyy Girl

The Color Purple


Make Lemonade

True Believer​

Brown Girl Dreaming

The Other Side

Miracle's Boys


Rites of Passage


​Amos Fortune, Free Man 

Groove Phi Groove African American Children's Booklist

      We endeavor to effectuate a course of positive change from one generation to the next generation in lives of young children and young adults via engaging in and facilitating uplifting community service projects and activities.  Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte seeking to encourage families within his country to develop the next generation of scientists, forward thinkers, medics, and educators when he rightfully declared, "show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." ~ He made this poignant proclamation seeking to encourage those of the lower classes to improve their stature in society and move his nation forward in a world which was rapidly expanding industrially. Our aim is to develop self-esteem and promote cultural awareness via a diverse reading list. We believe that education is the perfect vehicle to improve one's stature in society and that reading is the fundamental tool for a strong educational foundation. 

      Unlike most African American Booklist, our book recommendations are not limited to just Black authors, but include titles such as Fever 1796 which depicts a pre-adolescent protagonist whom comes to appreciate and value African Americans through her interactions with them as Yellow Fever radishes colonial Philadelphia.  It also includes books like The Secret Lives of Bees, in which a young white outcaste helps a wrongly incarcerate black woman break free of the of the oppressive bonds of a prejudice southern town. In addition books such as to Kill a Mockingbird, No Shame No Fear, The Alchemist and others, which demonstrate how leading characters overcome adversity through wit, self-discovery and courage.  Notwithstanding the bulk of the Booklist is overwhelmingly written by Black authors, but are not merely meant for Black readers.  Each book selected will impart some aspect of the black experience and resiliency to audiences of other nationalities and ethnic groups.  We hope you will purchase a book for children in need, whom abode in North Philadelphia; which is predominantly African American.  We also strongly encourage you to purchase a book for yourself or a family member.  Please note that each purchase enriches the lives of children, keeps the selection in print and supports an author whom seeks to enrich our community and nation at large.  ~ Enjoy

Groove Phi Groove African American Children's Booklist

​Children, Preteen, & Adolescent 



Groove Phi Groove African American Children's Booklist

The High School book selections below were chosen for their intrinsic subject matter and varied character personas which the targeted readers will surely encounter as they move from adolescence to adulthood.  The Protagonists of these books provide good examples of villainous individuals whom employ guile, bigotry, seductions and false dreams to lure and trap their victims.  It is our hope that the wisdom gleaned from reading these titles will aid would be victims and unwitting volunteers, overcome the challenges that questionable individuals will present in life's journey thru adulthood.

Groove Phi Groove Booklist for African American Children


Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc.  ~  Building a Better Tomorrow  ~  One Young Man at a Time  

Kwame Alexander

Sherman Alexie

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson​​​

Laurie Halse Anderson

Maya Angelou

Omar N. Bradley

​William Wells Brownwn

​Carol Rifka Brunt

​Octavia E. Butler

Kate Chopin

Paulo Coelho

​Suzanne Collins

​Suzanne Collins

​Suzanne Collins

Christopher Paul Curtis

Sampson Davis

Sampson Davis & Sharon Drapper

Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper

​Sharon M. Draper

​Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper​

​Sharon M. Draper

​Ralph Ellison

Sharon Flake

Sharon Flake

​William Golding

​Jamie  Ford

​John Green

​John Green

Nikki Grimes

Lee Harper

​Carl Hiaasen

​S.E. Hinton

​Zora Neale Hurston

​Harriet Jacobs

​Ji-Li Jiang

William Kamkwamba & Mealer

Daniel Keys

Sue Monk Kidd

Paul Langan

Julius Lester

Jack London

​Lois Lowry

Kekla Magoon

Alexander McCall Smith​

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissaca

Terry McMillan

​Toni Morrison

​Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

​Toni Morrison

Walter Dean Myers

​Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers 

Walter Dean Myers

​Walter Dean Myers

Lauren Myracle

G. Neri

G. Neri

​G. Neri

​Solomon Northup

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes

​Scott O'Dell

Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen

Alexs Pate

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

​Jason Reynolds

​Veronica Roth

​Louis Sachar

Anne Schraff

​Asali Solomon

Sister Souljah

​Clifton L. Taulbert

Mildred D. Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor

​Mildred D. Taylor

Ann Turnbull

​Omar Tyree

Alice Walker

​Margaret Walker

Virginia Euwer Wolf

Virginia Euwer Wolf

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

​Jacqueline Woodson

​Richard Wright

Sharon Dennis Wyeth​​

Elizabeth Yates