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Veronica Chambers

VERONICA CHAMBERS is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl. She coauthored the award-winning memoir Yes Chef with chef Marcus Samuelsson as well as Samuelsson's young adult memoir Make It Messy, and has collaborated on four New York Times bestsellers, most recently 32 Yolks, which she cowrote with chef Eric Ripert. She has been a senior editor at the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and Glamour. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, she writes often about her Afro-Latina heritage. She speaks, reads, and writes Spanish, but she is truly fluent in Spanglish. She is currently...

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The Go-Between
Written by Veronica Chambers
Delacorte Press | Hardcover | May 2017
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-1-101-93095-3 (1-101-93095-0)

Fans of Jane the Virgin will find much to love about The Go-Between, a coming-of-age novel from bestselling author Veronica Chambers, who with humor and humanity explores issues of identity and belonging in a world that is ever-changing.
She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is...

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32 Yolks
Written by Eric Ripert and Veronica Chambers
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2017
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8306-7 (0-8129-8306-8)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed by Anthony Bourdain as “heartbreaking, horrifying, poignant, and inspiring,” 32 Yolks is the brave and affecting coming-of-age story about the making of a French chef, from the culinary icon behind the renowned New York City restaurant Le Bernardin.


Make It Messy
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | June 2015
$16.99/19.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-74400-3 (0-385-74400-5)

In this inspirational autobiography, world-famous chef and owner of Red Rooster Harlem, Marcus Samuelsson tells his extraordinary story and encourages young people to embrace their mistakes and follow their dreams. Based on his highly praised adult memoir, Yes, Chef, this young adult edition includes an 8-page black-and-white family photo insert.

Marcus Samuelsson’s...

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Yes, Chef
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-34261-2 (0-385-34261-6)


“One of the great culinary stories of our time.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s... Read more

Written by Veronica Chambers
Razorbill | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$8.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-1-59514-165-1 (1-59514-165-0)

The perfect romantic makeover story about an every-girl whose dream comes true . . .

Beatrice Wilson is our lovable Cinderella, who just got dumped by her very first boyfriend and put on twenty-five pounds. But then she?s discovered as a plus model. In the eyes of pop culture, Bee is...

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Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa
Written by Veronica Chambers, Illustrated by Julie Maren
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | July 2007
$7.99/10.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-240779-0 (0-14-240779-8)

Everyone knows the flamboyant, larger-than-life Celia Cruz, the extraordinary salsa singer who passed away in 2003, leaving millions of fans brokenhearted. indeed, there was a magical vibrancy to the Cuban salsa singer. to hear her voice or to see her perform was to feel her life-affirming energy deep within you. relish... Read more

Miss Black America
Written by Veronica Chambers
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | June 2005
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1467-3 (0-7679-1467-8)

A dazzling fiction debut from the author of Mama’s Girl, Miss Black America is the warm and tender story of Angela, a young girl growing up in 1970s Brooklyn. Angela goes to school one ordinary day and returns home to find her glamorous and fiercely independent mother gone. Her magician father... Read more

Mama's Girl
Written by Veronica Chambers
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | May 1997
$15.00/16.50(Canada) | 978-1-57322-599-1 (1-57322-599-1)

On the streets of Brooklyn in the 1970s, Veronica Chambers mastered the whirling helixes of a double-dutch jump rope with the same finesse she brought to her schoolwork, her often troubled family life, and the demands of being overachieving and underprivileged. Her mother—a Panamanian immigrant—was too often overwhelmed by the task... Read more