Books by Bebe Moore Campbell

Bebe Moore Campbell is the author of bestselling adult novels including Brothers and Sisters and What You Owe Me, and won a NAACP Image Award for literature for Your Blues Ain't Like Mine.


I GET SO HUNGRY by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Bates's beautifully composed watercolors deserve better than these misleading messages. (Picture book. 5-7)"
STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"Yarde's gorgeous illustrations, rendered in gouache and pastel, raise the modest story to something special. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl is magically transported to the legendary jazz ballroom. Read full book review >
72 HOUR HOLD by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Campbell (What You Owe Me, 2001, etc.) transforms one mother's heartbreaking dilemma into a compassionate and suspenseful story that reverberates long after the final chapter is over."
Campbell's provocative fourth novel explores our culture's treatment of mental illness through the story of one mother's desperate attempts to save her manic-depressive teenaged daughter. Read full book review >
SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY by Bebe Moore Campbell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Carefully designed to lend subtle support to families and counselors as well as to the child with a limited understanding of the situation. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Campbell addresses the frightening and depressing effects a parent's mental illness can have on her child and subtly presents coping strategies for the youngster. Read full book review >
WHAT YOU OWE ME by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Another warmhearted, carefully crafted, if not especially original story from Campbell (Singing in the Comeback Choir, 1998, etc.)."
An Imitation of Life saga of two cleaning ladies, one black, one white. Read full book review >
SINGING IN THE COMEBACK CHOIR by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"Rich and fluid storytelling, peopled with believably illuminating characters. (First serial to Essence; Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Campbell (Brothers and Sisters, 1994, etc.) continues her thoughtful exploration of contemporary black life, this time featuring a female TV producer torn between her upwardly mobile L.A. existence and the crumbling Philadelphia neighborhood where she grew up. Read full book review >
BROTHERS AND SISTERS by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1994

With this daring and insightful novel Campbell requites the unfulfilled promise of her first book, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine (1992). Read full book review >
YOUR BLUES AIN'T LIKE MINE by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Till, and the Movement, deserve better."
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old black Chicagoan whose lynching in 1955 in Mississippi outraged much of the nation. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 1989

Campbell, a one-time author of psychobabble (Successful Women, Angry Men, 1986), here successfully converts personal experience into a lively, creative memoir. Read full book review >