• Black Girls Must Be Magic

  • A Novel
  • By: Jayne Allen
  • Narrated by: Marcella Cox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (485 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Masterfully written and pitch perfect, Black Girls Must Be Magic is, simply, magic.”—Good Morning America

In this highly anticipated second installment in the Black Girls Must Die Exhausted series, Tabitha Walker copes with more of life’s challenges and a happy surprise—a baby—with a little help and lots of love from friends old and new.

For Tabitha Walker, her grandmother’s old adage, “Black girls must die exhausted” is becoming all too true. Discovering she’s pregnant—after she was told she may not be able to have biological children—Tabitha throws herself headfirst into the world of “single mothers by choice.” Between her job, doctor’s appointments, and preparing for the baby, she’s worn out. And that’s before her boss at the local news station starts getting complaints from viewers about Tabitha’s natural hair.

When an unexpected turn of events draws Marc—her on and off-again ex-boyfriend—back into her world with surprising demands, and the situation at work begins to threaten her livelihood and her identity, Tabitha must make some tough decisions about her and her baby’s future. It takes a village to raise a child, and Tabitha turns to the women who have always been there for her.

Bolstered by the fierce support of Ms. Gretchen, her grandmother’s best friend, the counsel of her closest friends Laila and Alexis, and the calming presence of her doula Andouele, Tabitha must find a way to navigate motherhood on her own terms. Will she harness the bravery, strength, and self-love she’ll need to keep “the village” together, find her voice at work, and settle things with Marc before the baby arrives? 

©2022 Jayne Allen (P)2022 HarperAudio

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Wonderful story.

I loved that Tabitha is so relatable and is slowly evolving. The characters become your bffs. You smile when they smile, hurt when they hurt. My only gripe is the it was shorter than the first installment like it was rushed. However, cannot wait until part 3.

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Terribly written and way too “mainstream” to be called “black girls” anything. It’s fine to be a mainstream writer Jayne Allen. Lean into it and add a bit more character back story. Black stories don’t equal racial anecdotes. This reads like a book written by someone who isn’t black explaining what it must be like to be black based on what they saw on the news.

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Sequel to Black girls must die exhausted

Great book, I wanted to know more about Tabby and this is a continuation in her story. Great ending!

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THIS Series is AMAZING ❤️

Daaaannnnng Tabby- I mean Jayne and Marcella ☺️ I hate that I have to wait for the next book. The story and narration for these novels are absolutely wonderful. I got so caught up and truly related to the relayed emotions in each of the storylines.

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Loved it!!!

I've been looking for a book series to follow for years and I'm so happy I found this one. The story is relatable and intriguing.

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Great Sequel

This was a great follow-up from Book 1. I need more information on how Mark and Tabby relationship became?

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I Loved It

I didn’t want it to end. So curious about what happens with Tabby and Mark in the future.

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Can’t wait for part 3

Amazing,beautiful, captivating, attention sustaining, can’t wait for part 3.
I love this series!
Yes!!!

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I love it!

I love this series! This series has a lot packed into it that I can relate to. I can’t wait until the 3rd installment.

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Next one please

I know this haven't been out very long but please can we get a book 3. I'm wishing Dr Todd & Tabitha get together !!!!

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