Give your daughter a copy of Grown: The Black Girls’ Guide to Glowing Up – here's how to win one

From the duo behind the Black Girls Book Club comes a life skills book for Black teenage girls: this book covers everything they need to know, from hair and self-care to puberty, friendship, faith and careers.


Illustration by Dorcas Magbadelo, from the front cover of Grown

Written by Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A Carter, (Author), Grown is an indispensable book for Black girls who are sailing through those stormy teenage years – or about to. With their wonderful "big sisterly" vibe, Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up leaves the reader feeling like the authors truly have their back. 

Read Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A Carter's top tips for starting secondary school

With a foreword from Spice Girl Melanie Brown and contributions from inspirational Black women such as Diane Abbott MP, Dorothy Koomson and Candice Carty-Williams, the book is a celebration of Black British girlhood that will empower teens everywhere.

Fully illustrated by Dorcas Magbadelo, Grown is the ultimate guide to navigating life as a Black teenage girl. To win one of five copies, just answer the question below and leave us your details before the closing date of 11pm on Sunday 31 October

Win Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

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