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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 | The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake
This November

The Skin I'm In

Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they’re not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it’s about her dark, black skin.

When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher’s attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she’s in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same?

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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

Hello,

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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Hazel

I’m excited to announce that our own Skylar Means will begin co-hosting our podcast this upcoming January. This intelligent young lady will be graduating from BGR this year and the 6th grade soon after. She has worked very hard and diligently to get her work done for school and for BGR. I am personally very proud of her and I can’t wait for you all to hear what she has to say!

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Skylar

Upcoming This Fall