Brandy Colbert is an American author best know for her YA fiction. She is the award-winning author of Little & Lion, a book that was named Best Teen Romance of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews and also won the 2018 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.

Colbert is from the Ozarks, having been born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She now lives in Los Angeles where she does her writing. In addition to her success as a novelist, Colbert has worked as an editor for numerous national magazines in her career.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Pointe (2014)Description / Buy at
Little & Lion (2017)Description / Buy at
Finding Yvonne (2018)Description / Buy at
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph (2019)Description / Buy at
The Only Black Girls in Town (2020)Description / Buy at
The Voting Booth (2020)Description / Buy at
The Blackwoods (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks: Adapted for Young Readers (With: Jeanne Theoharis) (2021)Description / Buy at
Black Birds in the Sky (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of ReVisioning History for Young People Books

A Queer History of the United States for Young People (By: Michael Bronski) (2019)Description / Buy at
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (By: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz,DebbieReese,Jean Mendoza) (2019)Description / Buy at
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks: Adapted for Young Readers (With: Jeanne Theoharis) (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Summer Days and Summer Nights(2016)Description / Buy at
Three Sides of a Heart(2017)Description / Buy at
Our Stories, Our Voices(2018)Description / Buy at
Toil & Trouble(2018)Description / Buy at
Black Enough(2019)Description / Buy at

If You Like Brandy Colbert Books, You’ll Love…

Little & Lion is a stunning novel on love, identity, loss, and redemption. The book follows young Suzette who is returning home to LA after a year at boarding school out east. She doesn’t really want to go back either as her friends, family, and crush are all back in LA. Her stepbrother Lionel has been diagnosed as biopolar and he is in need of emotional support. Suzette ends up staying and settles back into her old life. Complicating matters is the fact that Suzette has a new crush, the same girl that her brother is in love with. This is uncharted territory and as her brother’s disorder gets worse, she’ll be forced to reckon with her choices.

Another popular book by Colbert is Finding Yvonne. This book sees Yvonne on the verge of graduation and coming to the harsh realization that she might not be able to continue to play violin past high school. With her relationship with her father being strained at best, Yvonne turns to a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. The mysterious and charming boy gains her heart and more which leads to a whole new issue in Yvonne’s life: a pregnancy.

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