Did someone say Black boarding school? BRIARCLIFF PREP is here just for you!! Melanin in YA is thrilled to exclusively share, during the first week of Black History Month, the cover reveal for the upcoming contemporary novel, BRIARCLIFF PREP by Brianna Peppins, out this fall from Disney Hyperion!
Check out the synopsis below before scrolling down to the beautiful cover!!!
Release Date: November 15, 2022
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Cover Design: Zareen Johnson
Illustrator: Kingsley Nebechi
Fourteen-year-old Avielle LeBeau is starting her freshman year at Briarcliff Preparatory School for Girls, one of the few remaining Historically Black Boarding Schools. She has dreams of fitting in with kids who look like her, continuing her family legacy and joining the school newspaper — and she desperately wants to catch the eye of a certain sophomore math whiz who attends Preston Academy across the street. But all of these wants become obsolete when Avi discovers a devastating secret about her big sister’s boyfriend.
Avi has two choices: she can keep this secret and pray it doesn’t blow up in their faces, or she can tell the truth, risking her sister’s reputation and possibly destroying the foundation of their relationship.
BRIARCLIFF PREP is a coming-of-age story set in a space where the expectations of gender and race collide, familial responsibilities are tested, and sisterhood may be a saving grace.
Are you ready to see this gorgeous cover? Here it is!
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About the Author
Brianna Peppins was raised in PG County, Maryland, spending most of her childhood consuming books and daydreaming up her own outlandish stories. She graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology and shortly after began writing her debut novel, Briarcliff Prep.
You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @Lexi_Pep.