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“Brown Girls is a lyrical novel written with as much force as your typical epic novel. It’s a beautiful love letter to friendship, Queens (NYC), and what it means to navigate this world as a brown girl. It will make you think of your childhood friends, and after reading you’ll find yourself wanting to reach out to those friends you miss so much.”—Rosa Hernandez, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
“Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades is a poetic celebration of the working class, immigrant families in Queens. It’s a novel about womanhood, becoming, leaving and finding home, and female friendship. Brown Girls pays tribute to the beauty, complexity and depth of family, self, and identity through a chorus of voices that is innovative and captivating. I can’t wait for this book to be in the world and for y’all to read it!”—Michelle Malonzo, Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ
“What an achievement this book is. Andreades gives the reader a glimpse into the lives of a tight-knit group of girls who are first-generation Americans growing up in Queens. Their stories and the way that the author tells them is unforgettable and announces the arrival of a major new talent.”—Cody Morrison, Square Books, Oxford, MS
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