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Brandy Colbert Faculty Profile

Brandy Colbert

Graduate Adjunct - CLA
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Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of several books for children and teens, including Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, which was the winner of the 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and a finalist for the American Library Association's Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction; Stonewall Book Award winner Little & Lion; and The Only Black Girls in Town. Her books have been chosen as Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections, and have been named to many best of lists, including the ALA's Best Fiction for Young Adults and Notable Children's Books. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, and her short stories and essays have appeared in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people. She lives in Los Angeles.

YOUNG ADULT

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (nonfiction)
Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins Publishers, 2021

The Voting Booth
Disney-Hyperion Books, 2020

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2019

Finding Yvonne
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018

Little & Lion
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017

Pointe
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House, 2014

MIDDLE GRADE

The Only Black Girls in Town
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2020