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Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

Written by Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

Illustrated by Dorcas Magbadelo

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 General Non-Fiction Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up Synopsis

Your big sis in book form, Grown is a celebration of Black British girlhood that will empower you to live your very best life. 

Grown. It's a mood. It's a mindset. It's a mantra. It's a lifestyle. It embodies everything that makes us who we are. Being a teenager and trying to understand who you are and what you stand for is hard. Period. But if you're a Black girl and don't always see yourself represented in the books you read, the films you watch, the adverts you see or the history you're taught, it can be even tougher.

Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up was written with one thing in mind sis. You. From understanding identity to the politics of hair to maintaining squad goals to dealing with microaggressions to consent to figuring out what career you might want, Grown has got your back.

Natalie A. Carter and Melissa Cummings-Quarry, founders of Black Girls' Book Club, share stories - the wins and the Ls - and offer honest, practical advice that will show you how to own your choices. To live your truth without fear. To be grown on your own terms without limits or apologies.

With a foreword from the inimitable Spice Girl Melanie Brown and contributions from inspirational Black women such as Diane Abbott MP, Dorothy Koomson and Candice Carty-Williams and gorgeous illustrations from Dorcas Magbadelo, Grown is a celebration of Black British girlhood that will empower you to live your very best life.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526623713
Publication date: 30th September 2021
Author: Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter
Illustrator: Dorcas Magbadelo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Topics: General Non-Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic , Racism / Multi-Culturalism, Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem

About Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

Best friends Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter met at secondary school in North-East London and bonded over their shared love of books. Years later, Melissa, now a business development manager, and Natalie, a real estate lawyer, decided to channel that passion for reading and form the Black Girls' Book Club, a literature and social events platform that celebrates literature by Black female writers. Black Girls' Book Club has been featured in media such as: Vogue, Stylist, BBC Radio, Buzzfeed, The Metro, gal-dem, Pride and more. Melissa and Natalie were named as two of The Bookseller's Rising Stars of 2019. Grown ...

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