The Only Black Girls in Town
by Brandy Colbert
Publication Date: Mar 10, 2020
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
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Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert’s debut middle-grade novel about the only two black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.
Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years. Alberta’s best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can’t understand. When the bed and breakfast across the street finds new owners, Alberta is ecstatic to learn the family is black-and they have a 12-year-old daughter just like her.Alberta is positive she and the new girl, Edie, will be fast friends. But while Alberta loves being a California girl, Edie misses her native Brooklyn and finds it hard to adapt to small-town living. When the girls discover a box of old journals in Edie’s attic, they team up to figure out exactly who’s behind them and why they got left behind. Soon they discover shocking and painful secrets of the past and learn that nothing is quite what it seems.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
- Juvenile Fiction / LGBT
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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