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Reading Recommendations: Urban

This guide provides the resources to assist you in locating what to read next. Browse the resources below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for Reader's Advisory assistance.

New Urban Fiction 2023

Urban fiction prides itself on keeping the story real, including both the good and the bad in life.  The stories feature contemporary urban settings and realistic characters, usually African-Americans, with a fast-paced story intended to pull the reader in from page one. The language is straightforward and contemporary, meant to reflect how people truly think and speak. The genre is also known as Street Fiction, Gangsta Lit, Ghetto Lit, or Hip-Hop Fiction. - San Antonio Public Library

Street Lit Book Awards

The Street Lit Book Award Medal Committee is comprised of a group of volunteer librarians and library workers from across the U.S. who work with Street Lit and its readers in public and school libraries.

Awarded March 2016.

Street Lit Book Awards are currently on hiatus.