I don’t care how many or how little presents we can cop for the kids, the one thing our girls are guaranteed to find under the Christmas tree every year is books. For Nick and I, the gift of reading is the most treasured of all, and we want our kids to know the value of a good book—that it is an honor and a privilege to discover and melt into a new story. It’s not too late to extend that same gift to the kids on your Christmas list. North Paran.com, MyBrownBaby’s favorite online bookstore, is pretty awesome for handpicking books our kids are sure to adore—great books for teen boys and books every newborn should have in their starter libraries. This week, just in time for Christmas, NorthParan.com, assembled this list of fun, thoughtful readers that speak to the experiences of African American teen girls. We love them, and so will your teen girls. Check them out. And remember: for every book you purchase at NorthParan.com, a new book will be given to a child in need.
1. The Divas: Veronique, by Victoria Christopher Murray
New York City—are you ready for the Divine Divas? Because these teenage gospel music sensations are ready for you! Veronique wants to be a star just as much as her fellow Divas do, but there’s more to it than just fame for her.
The North Paran Book Buzzlist is a weekly feature produced by NorthParan.com that gives readers an entertaining digest of the most fascinating books that are being talked about by the black community today. Remember: For every book you purchase at NorthParan.com, a new book will be given to a child in need!
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