Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues ( Simon Pulse, 2003 )
Posted: July 3, 2008
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A Companion to When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune
“With words that often read more like poetry than prose, first-time novelist Williams creates a complex coming-of-age story that packs an emotional wallop…While this is intense material, Williams handles it sensitively; se is a writer to watch. Publishers Weekly
“This lyrical, humorous, wise and touching first novel…is a delight to read.” The Washington Post, starred review
“[A] poetic and moving novel.” Seventeen magazine
“This is a strong and disturbing novel, told in beautiful language. Teens will find it engrossing and it would make an excellent choice for mother-daughter book groups.” School Library Journal, starred review.