Jayne Allen released her debut novel, ‘Black Girls Must Die Exhausted‘ in 2021 to rave reviews, penning a rich tale that was relatable and a joy to read. Allen has now released the second book of her trilogy, ‘Black Girls Must Be Magic.’ Released on February 1, 2022, the book continues where the last one left off, with Tabitha Walker navigating life without her grandmother, and with a baby.
Author Jayne Allen calls the Black Girls Must Die Exhausted series “the epitaph of my 30s.” Read up on the second book of the series below.
Black Girls Must Be Magic book synopsis
For Tabitha, her grandmother’s old adage, “Black girls must die exhausted” is becoming all too true. Discovering she’s pregnant—after she was told she may not be able to have biological children—Tabby throws herself headfirst into the world of single motherhood. Between her job, doctor’s appointments, and preparing for the baby, she’s worn out. And that’s before her boss at the local news station starts getting complaints from viewers about Tabitha’s natural hair.
When an unexpected turn of events draws Marc—her on and off-again ex-boyfriend—back into her world with surprising demands, and the situation at work begins to threaten her livelihood and her identity, Tabitha must make some tough decisions about her and her baby’s future. It takes a village to raise a child, and Tabitha turns to the women who have always been there for her.
Bolstered by the fierce support of Ms. Gretchen, her grandmother’s best friend, the counsel of her closest friends Laila and Alexis, and the calming presence of her doula Andouele, Tabitha must find a way to navigate motherhood on her own terms. Will she harness the bravery, strength, and self-love she’ll need to keep “the village” together, find her voice at work, and settle things with Marc before the baby arrives?
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