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Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert's debut middle-grade novel about the only two black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

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
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: March 10th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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    Alberta has always lived in Ewing Beach, California, a town that is almost all white, with her Dad and her other dad, Elliott. She's used to being the only black girl in her grade, so she's excited when new black neighbors move into the house that was Mrs. Harris' bed and breakfast. She imagines all of the different ways she can imagine the new girl, but Edie doesn't look like any of her ideas! Coming from Brooklyn, Edie dresses in a Goth fashion, complete with
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    Alberta is a young surfer living in a California beachside town with her 2 dads. The B&B across the street is bought by a single mom and her daughter Edie, a goth, heavy metal music fan. Both families are Black – two of the very few Black families in their town. Alberta and Edie come together as neighbors – and as the only Black girls in their grade - but at first don’t seem to have much in common. When they discover old diaries in the B&B they set out to learn more about the woman who ...more
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    “Anything feels possible when I’m in the ocean, paddling out to catch a wave” (page 20 in an e-book ARC). Alberta loves to surf and is the best surfer at camp. However, when the coach praises her skills, Nicolette makes a racist comment; Nicolette makes racist remarks frequently, which is one reason Alberta is hurt and confused when her best friend Laramie starts hanging out more with Nicolette.

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    Brandy Colbert was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks and has worked as an editor for several national magazines. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.