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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.


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