CANCELLED Brandy Colbert in convo with Jamise Harper of @spinesvines for The Only Black Girl in Town

CANCELLED! All tickets have been refunded. 

Join us at Loyalty for a kid and grown-up friendly event featuring the works of Brandy Colbert in conversation with Jamise Harper. We're celebrating diverse children's and teens lit with lively conversation and a great time with refreshments for all. This event is free and open to the public! Please RSVP or consider reserving a seat with prepurchase of a book below. 


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 & Lion, The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, Pointe, Finding 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 Brandy Colbert raised in Springfield, Missouri, Brandy now lives and writes in Los Angeles.



Jamise Harper is the bookstagrammer behind the Spines & Vines, a love affair with books and wine, who also created the #diversespines inititive on social media to highlight literature and women of color. 

Event date: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
823 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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