Urban fiction is perhaps one of the newer genres of literature beginning back in the 1970s. The major theme is the struggles in the inner city with teenage protagonists. The story lines can be mature and graphic, proper review is necessary.

Collection Development "Urban Fiction" School Library Journal Article

Further information about STREET FICTION (author interviews, news and reviews of urban fiction) can be found via this link: http://www.streetfiction.org

Further titles can be found via this bookstore link:
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More resources can be found at: Urban Fiction/Street Lit/Hip Hop fiction Resources for Librarians