Children's Fiction & Non-Fiction

Black Girls Book Club

Agent: Lauren Gardner

Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter are the co-founders of the London based Black Girls Book Club. It is currently touted as the premier literary event for Black women and girls in the United Kingdom.

Black Girls Book Club is a literature and social events platform with a large online community rooted in providing Black women a safe space to connect over their love of books. They seek to bring together Black Women from across the diaspora together in the name of telling their stories.

The BGBC tagline is – ‘Not Your Common Book Club’, as alongside ensuring that everyone is ‘living their best life’, their main aim is to decolonise the bookshelf and provide spaces for Black and mixed heritage women to flourish.

They currently do this through a number of successful platforms – this includes social media, print and digital media as well as through radio and podcasts as well as our popular events. They have been featured in Stylist, The Bookseller, BBC Radio, Buzzfeed, BET, Metro, gal-dem, Pride.

Melissa and Natalie’s non-fiction debut is Grown: The Black Girls’ Guide to Glowing Up. The book is an essential life skills book for black teenage girls and was bought by Bloomsbury Children’s Books after a six publisher auction, and published in September 2021.