Little Divas (trade paperback)
What critics have said about Little Divas by Philana Marie Boles:
―"In the tradition of Judy Blume and Alice Naylor, Boles‘ first novel for youth is a joyful, honest story of girls‘ friendship, family and love." -ALA Booklist
-"Little Divas sends a positive, empowering message to young girls about everything from how to deal with divorced parents to how to negotiate the rules of friendship." -Jane Heller, national bestselling author of Sis Boom Bah and An Ex to Grind
―"Little Divas was a joy to read!" -Patty Gary-Cox, Co-Executive Producer of ―That‘s So Raven and Cory In The House
-"The strength lies in the Boles' preteen heroines, who are authentically conveyed." -Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"Little Divas is a must-read novel!" -Cincinnati/Hamilton County Public Library
***Sybil Wilkes, of the nationally syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show", twice featured Little Divas as one of her recommended books for youth.
Nominated as ―Children‘s Book of the Year‖ by The African American Literary Awards Show Selected as by New York Amsterdam News‘ as one of ―Editor‘s Picks for Young Readers
Honored by The Brown Bookshelf‘s ―28 Days Later literary campaign, a nationwide, nominee based, initiative designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.
Reader Reviews from HarperCollin’s FirstLook Reader Reviews:
"This novel is all about relationships, roller-coaster emotions, and a girl who is resisting growing up. A very well-written, yet compact, bo book dealing with lots of common issues girls of all races across our country face." - Judy (Owensboro, KY)
"Little Divas was such a fun book to indulge in! I always enjoy books about real-life situations because I can relate to them so well, and this one is no exception. If you're looking for an enjoyable, fast-paced read, this is the book for you!" ~ Katelyn (Mercer, PA)