17-year-old Raven Jamison, and her three best friends, Nia, Jasmine, and Trinity, make up The Brown Girls Club. The girls spend long and carefree days in their bayou town of Lake Lacroix, nestled behind the big city of New Orleans.
A dinner time knock at the door abruptly changes everything.
When child protective services descend on their doorstep dropping off her younger cousin Carter, Raven is suddenly thrust into a brand new reality. Generational ties that affected the entire family for decades soon resurface. Carter’s presence rips at the Jamison household, and his aggressive and shocking behaviors may prove too much to handle for this seemingly picture perfect family. Raven, her family and friends must work together to overcome their shared pain and help Carter find his voice before it’s too late.
Hey, Brown Girl is a compelling and thought-provoking young adult novel about struggle, forgiveness and hope. When this Melanin rich family finds strength in their shared bonds, it’s undeniable proof… love conquers all.
From the author of #1 best-selling book, Hey, Brown Girl, Janay Harden welcomes you on a daring and romantic coming of age journey about having the guts to grow your capacity for love.
“I never knew love until I grew love.”
After a tumultuous sophomore year, April Mays is ready for a summer of solace under the warm Harlem sun, nurturing her beloved plants.
But when a cherished keepsake vanishes from a fellow tenant's home, the tightly-knit brownstone community buzzes with who-dunnit accusations, secrets, and finger pointing—all at her new neighbor, Shane Walker.
When April and Shane embark on a journey to uncover the truth about their home and its tenants, they find themselves drawn together by more than just the mystery of the building. When shameful secrets start to unravel that April scrambles to hide, her past scars bubble to the surface.
Humiliated by her so-called boyfriend.
The entire school pointing and laughing—at her expense.
How could Shane ever love someone like her?
April Showers is a teenage exploration of identity, healing, and the power of self-love, reminding us that growth often comes from the storms of life. In a world where the past casts shadows and the present holds the promise of love, April learns that love isn't just about embracing others—it's also about embracing yourself.
Janay Harden, Author of #1 Best-Selling, Hey, Brown Girl brings you Make Me Over; one young woman’s journey for the soft life.
What happens when you’re magic—but the world wants you to be regular?
19 year old Josephine can’t keep a job to save her life.
Struggling with mundane, 9-5 work, Josephine secretly longs for something more exciting to match her fast-paced life in Philadelphia. Her boyfriend Alonso has always been supportive, but his dangerous business alliances have started to test his loyalty and their relationship. Sharing an apartment with her eccentric dad Cannon, his tough-love approach and old-school logic deepen the ever-growing rift between father and daughter.
Josephine dreams of becoming a makeup artist and is thrilled when she snags a position in the beauty industry. Yet as she begins to gain recognition for her talent, she quickly learns success comes with its own set of challenges and she’s pressured to make difficult judgment calls.
Chasing the life she dreams of, Josephine must make crucial decisions those she loves may not understand or support as she questions her place in the world.
Each choice will ultimately dictate the direction of her life.
But the wrong choice could leave her ruined.
Or worse—right where she started.
Make Me Over is a riveting tale of self-discovery about familial and societal expectations and the choices one must make in the pursuit of their happiness.