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Brandy Colbert

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Brandy Colbert, Brandy Colbert, author

Værker af Brandy Colbert

Little & Lion (2017) 601 eksemplarer
Pointe (2014) 332 eksemplarer
The Voting Booth (2020) 219 eksemplarer
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph (2019) 168 eksemplarer
The Only Black Girls in Town (1994) 132 eksemplarer
Finding Yvonne (2018) 109 eksemplarer
The Blackwoods (2023) 33 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Bidragyder — 537 eksemplarer
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories (2016) — Bidragyder — 423 eksemplarer
Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft (2018) — Bidragyder — 370 eksemplarer
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World (2017) — Bidragyder — 265 eksemplarer
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles (2017) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
Up All Night: 13 Stories between Sunset and Sunrise (2021) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer

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Springfield, Missouri, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Missouri State University (BA|Journalism)
Tina Dubois (ICM Partners)
Kort biografi
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.



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.… (mere)
LynneQuan | 5 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2024 |
Very good exploration of adolescent friendship. 7th grader Alberta's connection with her best friend Laramie is disrupted when Laramie starts hanging out with a popular 8th-grade girl. At the same time, a new girl named Edie moves to their small town and Alberta finds that even though she and Edie don't have a lot in common (Edie is goth, Alberta a surfer) they bond over being the only Black girls in their grade.

Alberta has two dads and her birth mom comes to visit. This is woven into the story nicely. It's part of who Alberta is, but it's not the focus of the story.

Edie's parents are going through a divorce, which is the reason she moves with her mom from Brooklyn to California. This is also well integrated into the story.

Laramie is maturing faster than Edie (she gets her first period early in the book). It's understandable why Laramie would want to be friends with a popular older girl, even though the older girl is a bully.

There is a whole big subplot about a 1950s diary that Edie and Alberta read and investigate. This injects some history and mystery into the book. There are parallels between Constance the diarist and Alberta feeling isolated and different.

I was a little disappointed that Alberta was so perfect. Her only flaw is that she always orders the same ice cream. At the end of the book, when she finally changes up her ice cream order, it felt a little hollow to me. She does change over the course of the book because her friendships change and that's the strength of the story.
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LibrarianDest | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
Excellent research on the Tulsa race massacre. First half of the book explains what leads up to the attitudes of whites against blacks. Second half describes the massacre from first person accounts. Quote by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, "the way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them." Timely! Don't miss the forward and afterward1 Many similarities now is our divisive country. Compares Trump to President Johnson and even mentions Josh Hawley (her home state representative.) Black birds in the sky were bullets and incendiary devices being thrown or shot from planes.… (mere)
MartyB2000 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jun 10, 2023 |



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