Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, she is concerned mostly with issues around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua–who seems destined for greatness–is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother’s legacy–and to find herself.
About the Author
Connie Briscoe is the New York Times bestselling author of P. G. County, Sisters & Lovers, A Long Way from Home, and Can’t Get Enough. She is the former managing editor of the American Annals of the Deaf at Gallaudet University. She has been hearing-impaired for most of her adult life but several years ago underwent surgery to restore her hearing. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Praise for Big Girls Don't Cry…
“[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations.”—Publishers Weekly
“Contains an infectious hope and optimism.”—Los Angeles Times
“Brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message about persistence and loyalty.”—San Francisco Chronicle