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Date:
May 3, 2021
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Online event
Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
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Melanated Reads: Anybody's Daughter

Monday, May 3, 2021

Our newest book group gathers online to discuss Pamela Samuels Young's exciting mystery thriller, an NAACP Image Award-winner for Outstanding Fiction.

This month, the Melanated Reads Book Group discusses Anybody's Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young.

Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is thrilled. She’s about to sneak off to her first real boyfriend. But Brianna is in for a horrifying surprise because the boy she met on Instagram doesn’t exist. Instead, Brianna is hurled into a shocking world most people know nothing about. Brianna’s Uncle Dre is not content to wait on police to bring his niece home. He searches the streets of Los Angeles determined to end this nightmare. But will he find Brianna before it’s too late?

About the Melanated Reads Book Group
Melanated Reads is a virtual book group for African-American women. Though we welcome anyone to join the group, our purpose and focus is on inspiring, uplifting, and providing a safe space for African-American women to speak, vent and enjoy honest and open conversation. The book club meets monthly and chooses from books written by African-American authors. Our goal for this community-based group is to introduce a variety of African-African American writers who will help build a love of reading in a positive environment while meeting new people and gaining new perspectives.

About Pamela Samuels Young
Pamela Samuels Young is an award-winning author of eight mystery novels including Anybody’s Daughter, Buying Time, Every Reasonable Doubt, Unlawful Greed, Lawful Deception, Attorney-Client Privilege, In Firm Pursuit, and Murder on the Down Low, and her most recent courtroom drama, Abuse of Discretion. Her thriller, Anybody’s Daughter, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction and was a Top Ten pick by In the Margins, the best books for at-risk teens. The former journalist and retired lawyer is also a natural hair enthusiast and the author of Kinky Coily: A Natural Hair Resource Guide.

Pamela received her bachelor’s degree from USC and also earned graduate degrees from Northwestern University and UC Berkeley School of Law. The Compton native is a frequent speaker on the topics of sex trafficking, online safety, fiction writing, self-empowerment and pursuing your passion.

The Menlo Park Melanated Reads Book Group meets the first Monday of each month.