Cancelled - Brandy Colbert - THE ONLY BLACK GIRLS IN TOWN

Start: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:30pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Due to concerns with travel this event has been CANCELLED. We are currently looking into rescheduling. More information to come.

 

Brandy Colbert will be in conversation with Liara Tamani.


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.


Brandy Colbert is the critically acclaimed author of YA novels including Stonewall Award winner Little & LionThe Revolution of Birdie Randolph, PointeFinding Yvonne, and the upcoming The Voting Booth. The Only Black Girls in Town is her middle grade debut. Her short fiction and essays have been published in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people. Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, Brandy now lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Liara Tamani lives in Houston, Texas, and has an MFA in writing from Vermont College. Her fiction has appeared in Apalachee ReviewBlackbirdDuctsFourteen HillsThe Griffin, and Storyscape Journal, among others. In addition to writing, she teaches the healing movement forms of Nia and yoga. She is the author of Calling My Name and the forthcoming All the Things We Never Knew.


Note on the signing line: You must purchase a copy of The Only Black Girls in Town from Brazos Bookstore to enter the signing line and meet Brandy Colbert. Thank you.

The Only Black Girls in Town Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316456388
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

All the Things We Never Knew Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062656919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - June 9th, 2020

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316448567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 2019

Finding Yvonne Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316349024
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

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Little & Lion Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316349017
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

Calling My Name Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062656872
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 4th, 2018