NOMINEE FOR NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR YOUTH LITERATURE
A lively tale of one young woman’s adventure to pass her Official Princess Test, discover a means of escape from her island, and reveal her true destiny.
Thirteen-year-old orphan Black Bee Bright (B. B. for short) is funny, quirky, precocious, and adventurous. But B. B. has a secret. She’s captive on an island in “the middle of very tropical nowhere” because she’s forced to hide her true identity as a royally born princess from her parents’ enemies in Raven World. B. B. must find a way to escape to “the Other World” where there are best friends and cool clothes, but she can’t escape the island until she passes her Official Princess Test and undertakes a dangerous journey alone to the East side of the island, where eight princesses must help her discover what it truly means to be a princess.
“Alice Randall has great ideas for novels.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“A brilliant first novel.” —Booklist (for The Wind Done Gone)
“A sometimes cryptic but always fascinating story.” —Library Journal (for The Wind Done Gone)
“[Randall] successfully creates a family that's been torn apart and haphazardly put back together by forces sometimes terrifying, sometimes hopeful.” —Publishers Weekly (for Rebel Yell)
“Randall demonstrates, with delicious imagery and a sense of racial irony, a love for history's forgotten and overlooked.” —Booklist (starred review) (for Rebel Yell)
“Part detective story, part love story, Rebel Yell is a novel deeply suffused with nostalgia and mourning.” —Washington Post
Alice Randall is the New York Times bestselling author of The Wind Done Gone. A graduate of Harvard University, Randall now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is a songwriter and Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University.
Caroline Randall Williams is a graduate of Harvard University. She was an instructor with Teach for America for two years and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Mississippi. The Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess is her first book.