Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award

         YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction  

          Award Finalist

         California Book Award Finalist

          Kids Indie Next Pick

          Junior Library Guild
          Gold Standard Selection

Black Birds in the Sky:
The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Brandy Colbert

author of books for children and young adults




The Voting Booth

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The Only Black Girls
in Town

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The Revolution of
Birdie Randolph

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Finding Yvonne


Little & Lion

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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, Adapted for Young People
(co-adapted with
Jeanne Theoharis) 


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Young Readers Edition (co-author with
Misty Copeland)


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Up All Night


Our Stories, Our Voices

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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

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Black Enough


Three Sides of a Heart

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Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories


Toil & Trouble


Feral Youth



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; 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 is on faculty at Hamline University's MFA program in writing for children, and lives in Los Angeles.

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