Phoenix First Must Burn Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope March 2020 (A Phoenix First Must Burn)

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Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

Evoking Beyoncé's Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler's heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals. A Phoenix First Must Burn will take you on a journey from folktales retold to futuristic societies and everything in between.

Filled with stories of love and betrayal, strength and resistance, this collection contains an array of complex and true-to-life characters in which you cannot help but see yourself reflected. Witches and scientists, sisters and lovers, priestesses and rebels: the heroines of A Phoenix First Must Burn shine brightly. You will never forget them.---from the publisher

368 pages                                              978-1984835659                               Ages 14 and up

Keywords:  short stories, African American, diverse books, diversity, gender, finding yourself, heroes, heroines, witches, rebels, women, identity, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, romance, resilience, hope

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