Build a world where all brown girls read

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The Story Behind Brown Girls Read

Brown Girls Read began from a love of reading. As a child, I loved to read. Through books I was able to travel and see things I never thought possible for me. I was able to escape childhood drama and experience life through the eyes of the characters within the books. But, it wasn’t until…

This September

Some Places More Than Others

All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father’s family in New York City–Harlem, to be exact. She can’t wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay in the brownstone where her father grew up. Maybe this will help her understand her family–and herself–in new way.

But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It’s crowded, with…read more

Brown Girls Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

Piecing Me Together

by Renee Watson

The Skin I'm In

by Sharon Flake

Support us and change the course of a brown girl today!

Brown Girls Read is a safe place for brown girls to explore life and different places through the characters within the book, characters that look like them. Brown Girls Read is also a place where they can express themselves in an intellectual manner.

Meet Your Hosts

Hello Everyone!
My name is Nicke Haney and I am the founder of Brown Girls Read book club. I am so happy to meet you all. Just a little about myself. I am a graduate of Converse College here in Spartanburg, SC. I am a member of the Nu Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, and an auntie. My degree is in English. I have always had a passion for books and inspiring people to want to read. Even though…


My name is Hazel. I am a 6th grader. My hobbies are reading, spending time with family, friends, and pets. I love gaming. I have been a part of Brown Girls Read since January 2020. I love Brown Girls Read because I am able to read books about brown people who look like me and are my age. I look forward to discussing books with you.

Upcoming This Fall