My YA Book of Color Pick of the Week is Flipping the Script (Kensington), which is a fun novel for teen girls written by Black American author, Paula Chase Hyman. Written in the vein of the successful Drama High Series for Black American teens, this novel is lots of fun. It tells the story of Mina and her clique, a Del Rio Bay High student who deals with the perils of being a teen in today’s world.
Paula Chase Hyman is also the founder of The Brown Bookshelf. This is her 5th novel and her work has also appeared in Girl’s Life, Sweet 16 and Upscale Magazine.
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