Glow up with this debut book from the Black Girls' Book Club founders

Writer Bolu Babalola has already dubbed it, 'a loving and warm guide and ode to black girls'. Here's what all the fuss is about.

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Grown: The Black Girls’ Guide to Glowing Up is the phenomenal debut by Black Girls’ Book Club founders Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter. With a foreword from the inimitable Spice Girl Melanie Brown and contributions from inspirational Black women such as Diane Abbott MP, Dorothy Koomson and Candice Carty-Williams and illustrations from Dorcas Magbadelo, Grown is a celebration of Black British girlhood that will empower teens everywhere.

Grown: The Black Girls’ Guide to Glowing Up

The authors wrote on the BGBC Instagram page, 'As always when BGBC does a ting we make sure we bring everyone with us. We couldn't have created this cover without a dream team of Black women.'

With advice for teens on everything from caring for natural hair to managing money, it’s the celebration of black British girlhood we all need. From understanding identity to the politics of hair, to maintaining squad goals, to dealing with microaggressions, to consent, to figuring out what career you might want, Grown has got your back.

Buy from waterstones.com, £12.99.

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