April Sinclair's debut novel, Coffee Will Make You Black, was named Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction) for 1994 by the American Library Association and received the Carl Sandburg Award from the Friends of the Chicago Public Library. A Chicago native, she now lives in Berkeley, California.
"An inspiring yarn...light and quick and packed with enough issues to keep a daytime host busy"--"People"A 'Bridget Jones's Diary' for black women...Readers will respond to this novel's honesty, to its colloquial humor and its exacting exploration of Daphne's relationship woes."--"New York Times Book Review"Any sister who has felt unlucky in love will identify with Sinclair's smoothly written tale."--"Essence"April Sinclair's jazzy new novel is her best yet. Her syncopated rhythms and her cool, bluesy tones make her Ella Fitzgerald's literary rival."--E. Lynn Harris