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Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades
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Jan 04, 2022 | ISBN 9780593243428

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“A poetic story for anyone who has longed to leave home, only to find that home resides within you.”—Sandra Cisneros

“An irresistible chorus of remembrances, a lyrical ode to brown girlhood. It is also an ode to Queens, and the multiethnic first-person plural sounds like the borough itself, rich and varied and glorious. I absolutely loved this book.”—Emma Straub, bestselling author of All Adults Here

“A masterful triumph. Every page captures moments of wonder and hard truths about brown girls coming of age, grappling with conflicting influences, loss, gender, sexuality, and being second-generation immigrants in America.”—Nicole Dennis-Benn, bestselling author of Patsy

“Wonderfully New York–centric in both voice and attitude, Brown Girls flows like a late night FM-radio dedication to the crew, the block, and the mission. This book’s a gift—a smooth subway seat on a crowded Queens local bound to everywhere and offered to those people, places, and dreams that forever keep and feed us.”—Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sellout

Brown Girls is alive with the complicated yet vast love of immigrant mothers, American daughters, and childhood friends. I treasure this book’s artistic daring, its pathos, and its marvelous playfulness.”—Megha Majumdar, bestselling author of A Burning

“Inventive, sharply funny, and exceptionally beautiful. A portrait of growing up as a woman of color in America, the voices of these girls ring out on every page, lyrical and fierce and unforgettable.”—Elissa Schappell, author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls

“Seething with raw, exuberant life, Brown Girls is an epic told in the register of the yearning, vivid experiences of its characters. It’s hard to think of another book with more spirit or a keener eye.”—Alexandra Kleeman, author of Something New Under the Sun

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