Below is a list of sites that will help you seek out, find, and read a book by an African American writer.
The Brown Bookshelf is comprised of a group of African American children and young adult authors and illustrators that are dedicated to shining a light on African American literature - year round. I might add...a few are from Texas! For the month of February, they will highlight a different author and/or illustrator of color and their work. Take a look at 28 Days Later.
The Austin Public Library has compiled a list of African American teen fiction.
AALBC - African American Literature Book Club
African American Literature: Suggested Reading Lists from the New Orleans Public Library
Great African-American Books for Young Adults from the Carmel Clay Public Library
African American Fiction Titles For Teens and Young Adults from Amazon
Here are pictures of some of the recent African American books I have read
I hope something inspires to branch out and read some AA lit soon!