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Release date: May 20th 2021

YA Hashtag BLAK

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-913835-04-0


Shortlisted for The Diverse Book Awards 2022

Top 30 Fiction on Teen & Young Adult Mental Health, Depression and Physical & Emotional Abuse

Top 50 Fiction books About Being A Teen 


ABOUT: It's been over a year since that night and Amani hopes that starting all over again will help her move on from the past. So, when she moves to a new city, Amani wants to focus on her new life, her best friends and the boy she's been crushing on but everything is falling apart and Amani finds herself looking for happiness in all the wrong places. Can Amani confront the ghosts of her pasts so she can become the girl she's always wanted to be?

*Contains sensitive issues that some may find triggering. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Annabelle Steele is a primary school teacher in Manchester. She’s been writing poetry and YA and children’s fiction since her own primary school days. Her books explore mental health, relationships and the realities of being part of a minority group living in the UK. Her writing includes Black protagonists and she recognises that there are still not enough positive Black characters in bookshops for children and teens to relate to. She’s passionate about supporting those struggling with mental health and in 2017 published an adult colouring book called Positivity Ink with all proceeds going to MIND.


For more on Annabelle 

Twitter and Instagram: @BeingASteele


Being Amani by Annabelle Steele

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