Teens, especially younger ones such as 9th graders love Sharon Draper's Tears of a Tiger (many African-American students relate to this book). This is a book that fulfills your requirements. The Giver is another novel of interest.
And, teenaged students have enjoyed Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, whose young character Milkman interests teens. However, as a cautionary note, Morrison's work contains a few very realistic and graphic passages which can cause controversy, depending upon the school system and level of student who reads it. If it is on an approved list, there is no problem. But, otherwise, you may wish to evaluate your social and scholastic environment before choosing it.