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Brandy Colbert

Autor(a) de Little & Lion

11+ Works 1,938 Membros 77 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Obras de Brandy Colbert

Associated Works

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Contribuinte — 539 cópias
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories (2016) — Contribuinte — 420 cópias
Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft (2018) — Contribuinte — 372 cópias
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World (2017) — Contribuinte — 264 cópias
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles (2017) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
Up All Night: 13 Stories between Sunset and Sunrise (2021) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Local de nascimento
Springfield, Missouri, USA
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
Missouri State University (BA|Journalism)
Tina Dubois (ICM Partners)
Pequena biografia
Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of several books for children and teens, including Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, which was the winner of the 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and a finalist for the American Library Association's Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award. Her other acclaimed books include Pointe, The Only Black Girls in Town, and Stonewall Book Award winner Little & Lion. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, and her short stories and essays have appeared in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people. She is on faculty at Hamline University's MFA program in writing for children, and lives in Los Angeles.



This is a great example of YA that’s doing a bit more. In fact, my main criticism of the book is that it has a few too many layers. Theo is one of the very few students of color in her high school, the only Black ballerina at her studio, has a history of disordered eating, has a best friend who disappeared and suddenly returns, is coming to terms with the idea that the relationship she had with an older guy when she was 13 was not the consensual love affair she thought of it as, and is developing feelings for a classmate with a girlfriend. I wish it had been pitched as an adult novel, and given more room to breathe, because it’s good even though it’s a little underbaked in some respects.… (mais)
ghneumann | outras 9 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
It's the summer before seventh grade in the small coastal California town of Ewing Beach. Alberta is finishing surf camp, and wishing her dads would let her compete, when changes start to come thick and fast: new neighbors move into the B&B across the street, and one of them is a 12-year-old Black girl just like Alberta; Alberta's longtime best friend Laramie gets her period and begins to think that mean, small-minded Nicolette isn't so bad after all; and Alberta's biological mom is coming to stay with her and her dads in the final weeks of her pregnancy. Then, Alberta and new girl Edie discover a box of handwritten journals in the B&B's attic, and as they read them, they begin to believe that their author was a Black woman who was passing as white in the 1950s-1960s. All of this is woven together gracefully; I'd happily read a sequel, though there are no loose ends here.

See also: The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson


...for some reason it seems like so many big things shouldn't be happening so close together. (54)

It's the same strange way I feel about Laramie now, like she's growing up too fast without me. Like things are changing too quickly and not quickly enough. (93)

"I don't know. I don't think it has to be so weird. More family is better than not enough, right?" (Oliver to Alberta, 289)
… (mais)
JennyArch | outras 9 resenhas | Jun 7, 2024 |
Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she's on track to finish high school at the top of her class. But then Birdie falls hard for Booker, a sweet boy with a troubled past... whom she knows her parents will never approve of.
When her estranged aunt Carlene returns to Chicago and moves into the family's apartment above their hair salon, Birdie notices the tension building at home. Carlene is sweet, friendly, and open-minded -- she's also spent decades in and out of treatment facilities for addiction. As Birdie becomes closer to both Booker and Carlene, she yearns to spread her wings. But when long-buried secrets rise to the surface, everything she's known to be true is turned upside down.… (mais)
LynneQuan | outras 5 resenhas | May 4, 2024 |
Gr 3–7—Alberta was the only Black girl in town until Edie and her mom moved into the bed-and-breakfast down the
street. Though Edie and Alberta don't have much in common, their shared experience as Black girls, and a mystery
surrounding the journals found in Edie's attic, brings them together. This book bravely takes on conversations of
race and racism, with a cast of dynamic characters and a plethora of nontraditional family structures.
BackstoryBooks | outras 9 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |



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