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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…

Brown girls read | Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
This October

Brown Girls Dreaming

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the more

Brown girls read | Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Brown Girls Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown girls read | Piecing Me Together
Piecing Me Together

by Renee Watson

Brown girls read | The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake
The Skin I'm In

by Sharon Flake

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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

Host of Brown girls read podcast

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…

Brown girls read | Co-Host of Brown girls read podcast


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.

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