Seeing the popularity of Gossip Girls, Clique Series and other chic-lit for teens, Hyperion Disney approached Ms. Tia Williams over a year agout about creating the very first chik-lit series for girls of color (Black, Latina, Indian, Filipino . . . ) Ms. Williams previously worked as a beauty editor for Teen People Magazine. She pitched a series based on students at a New York City performing arts high school, the idea was accepted and It Chicks was the result. 15 year old Tangie Adams’ is the main character and the series begins with a look into her first weeks at Louis B. Armstrong School of Performing Arts. Other characters include
THE DREAMER: Hip-hop dancer Tangie’s the only one who doesn’t know how fly she is…will her insecurity be her undoing?
THE DRAMA QUEEN: Fame runs in Skye’s family, but she’s about to discover that the superstar doesn’t always get the guy!
THE BAD BOY: Grafitti-artist CJ is a little rough around the edges, but diamonds eventually find their own shine…don’t they?
THE BOMBSHELL: Eden is Armstrong’s top actress; will attention from a platinum-selling rapper help or hurt her career?
THE WILD CHILD: Izzy’s hot and her rhymes are, too…but her scandalous past might threaten everything she’s worked for.
THE SILENT THREAT: Aspiring filmmaker Regina caters to her idol’s every whim, but every sidekick has her breaking point.
Her blog, Shake Your Beauty, gives more info about the book, including more information about the products mentioned (advertised?) in the story.