130th out of 133 books — 126 voters
Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues (Shayla Dubois #2)
Things are changing for thirteen-year-old Shayla Dubois, no matter how hard she tries to fight it. Her father and his new wife have a baby girl named Gift -- born on Shayla's own birthday. Gift has Shayla's special eyes (the eyes of a writer), her father's last name, and the love that should have been Shayla's. But jealousy is the least of Shayla's problems. Someone's been...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
(first published July 5th 2000)
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This book was about a girl name Shayla who is almoost completely excluded from her father's life. She feels that he doesn't care about her and finds any excuses not to be apart of her life. Her father, Anderson Fox, re-marries and he and wife, Jada has a daughter. Their daughter was born on the same day of Shayla's thirteen year birthday. Shayla finds herself envious that she not only has a baby sister who's taken her place in her father's life, but has also taken "her day". Her father's reactio...more
Jul 12, 2010 Imani ♥ ☮ rated it 5 of 5 stars
So I made the mistake of starting to read this book before it's companion novel, When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune which was stupid of me. So after I finished that book I read this book. I really like this book a lot. Throughout the book, Shayla has to make a lot of decisions and faces the harsh realities of adolescence(even if she is only about 12 or 13). The ending of this book disappointed me a little bit but I still love this book. I wish there was a sequel. :(
Shayla’s Double Brown Baby Blues by Lori Aurelia Williams is a remarkable story that deserves more recognition. The story flows well and keeps the reader’s attention. The characters are plausible, and by the end, the reader may want to know more about what happens next in Shayla’s world. While this is not the typical book for every young adult, it has important messages in it about how to overcome difficult obstacles, and it is definitely worth reading.
Full review at: My Blog
Full review at: My Blog
Though Lori Aurelia Williams adored reading as a child, she never thought she’d be a writer when she grew up. While studying English at the University of Texas at Austin, she departed from the traditional lecture and composition courses and took a creative writing class on whim. Through that class, she learned she loved and had a gift for storytelling. For her fiction, which combines African-Ameri...moreMore about Lori Aurelia Williams...