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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by [Brandy Colbert]
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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Finding Yvonne Little & Lion The Only Black Girls in Town
Discover more from award-winning author, Brandy Colbert! A novel about first love, family, and hidden secrets that will stay with you long after turning the last page. A striking novel about difficult choices from acclaimed author Brandy Colbert. A stunning novel on love, identity, loss, and redemption. The only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up—Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph faces challenges during the summer before her junior year of high school. She is expected to spend the summer taking SAT prep classes and helping at her mom's beauty salon, but what she really wants to do is spend time with Booker. Unfortunately, because Booker has been in trouble with the law, Birdie knows her strict parents won't approve of the relationship, so she sees him behind their backs. In the meantime, her aunt Carlene comes to live with the Randolph family after completing rehab. The troubled relationship between Carlene and Birdie's mother adds a layer of complexity to Birdie's summer plans; Carlene also provides Birdie with an ally to figure out how to convince her parents that Booker has dealt with his legal issues and is on the right path. In the midst of all this, a long-kept family secret surfaces and Birdie has to redefine the way she sees her family. This is a lovely portrait of a close-knit urban African American family that offers insight into the push from within for black excellence. In addition, it portrays a family struggling with addiction and helps illustrate what recovery can look like. Also, big cheers for a darker-skinned African American teen on the cover. VERDICT A great addition to teen collections everywhere. Give to readers hungry for The Hate U Give read-alikes.—Kristin Lee Anderson, Jackson County Library Services, OR --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


Praise for The Revolution of Birdie Randolph:

A Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction of 2019 Pick
An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
An ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Pick

*"Colbert's latest novel brilliantly delves into first loves, forbidden romance, rebellion, and family expectations-all of which teens will strongly relate to."―Booklist, starred review

*"The Revolution of Birdie Randolph crescendos with an unexpected, masterful plot twist and an extremely satisfying ending."―Shelf Awareness, starred review

*"...this thrilling tale of first love explores what it means to be held to an impossible standard and still learn to live an authentic life."―Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"A beautiful and necessary read."―Buzzfeed

"...the book may actually help struggling teens realize that they are not alone in whatever hardships they may face."

School Library Connection

"A great addition to teen collections everywhere."―School Library Journal

" emotionally gripping tale about family and young love and how they can be your entire world while still being worlds apart."―Kirkus

"There are few authors in contemporary YA today who write with Colbert's quiet power and nuance, and her fourth novel is a perfect example."―Barnes & Noble Teen Blog

"..touching and uplifting."―Entertainment Weekly

Praise for Finding Yvonne:
"Brandy Colbert has crafted a meaningful and masterful book that explores all of the different ways that we can surprise ourselves. Yvonne's path through family ties, hidden talents, and difficult decisions reveals the hard-won truth of an unforgettable character. I loved this book."―p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times}Robin Benway, National Book Award Winner and New York Times bestselling author of Far from the Tree

"...thoughtful coming-of-age story..."―VOYA

"A pitch-perfect song of a book about all the ways a heart can break and mend, Finding Yvonne will stay with you long past its final, bittersweet notes."―p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times}Elana K. Arnold, author of National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of

Praise for Little & Lion:
"Little and Lion is beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate. Brandy's ability to find larger meaning in small moments is nothing short of dazzling."―National Book Award Finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Everything, Nicola Yoon

"Brandy Colbert further establishes herself as one of contemporary YA's biggest talents in this thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of identity, loyalty, and what it means to live with integrity. Little & Lion is a stunningly good novel."―Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

"Brandy Colbert takes us on an emotional and gorgeous journey with a protagonist who is trying to figure out where she fits in with her family as well as in the world. A book full of overwhelming love and courage."―Sara Farizan, author of Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

* "This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languorous freedom of summer."―Booklist, starred review

* "A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty."―School Library Journal, starred review

* "Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity.... A vibrantly depicted Los Angeles."―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "From the threads of love and romance, to redefining family life, readers of all walks of life will find an entry point to this title."―Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A moving and well-realized examination of secrecy, trust, and intimacy."―Publishers Weekly

" Hand [Little & Lion] to readers who like thoughtful, edgy stories with no easy answers."―VOYA

"With compelling honesty, Colbert portrays Suzette's evolving understanding of her sexuality, Lionel's longing for self-sufficiency alongside the challenges of his mental illness, and the difficulty of shifting familial relationships."―Horn Book --This text refers to the hardcover edition.