A searing exploration of femininity and womanhood, Every Black Girl Dances hits the truth-telling mark. Fans of Jayne Allen’s Black Girls Must Die Exhausted and Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie will rejoice at the tight writing and honesty.
“With characters that are not only relatable but memorable, and such descriptive prose you feel as if you’re right in the center of JC Burke’s story. ‘Every Black Girl Dances’ is a novel that will stay with readers long after they’ve read the last page. This is a book that’s hard to put down. She’s got next!” –VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY, New York Times bestselling author of The First Ladies and The Personal Librarian
JC Burke catapulted straight from film school to Hollywood darling churning out “Black trauma” films that have made her a household name--but at what price? When she abandons the set of her latest production to flee to her hometown Parable, Texas, JC is forced to reconsider the career that made her a superstar, as well as reexamine her deteriorating relationship with her producing partner, Hudson Pyke.
A romantic connection with high school Media Technology teacher Luke Favors (dubbed The Hottie Professor in a viral social media post) alleviates a bit of the sting from her disappointments, but is Luke enough to keep JC away from Hollywood forever, or will she return to the privilege she turned her back on?
"Candice Johnson is one of the most prolific and thought-provoking writers I have encountered in a long time. Her book, 'Every Black Girl Dances,' captivated me from the moment I read the first sentence. She is a force to be reckoned with, and I am excited about her future!" –TRISHA MANN-GRANT, actress known for BET's The Family Business, and A Royal Christmas Surprise