A Phoenix First Must Burn

Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope
Product Number: EB00761007
Released: Mar 10, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984835666
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A collectively written multi-story narrative by bestselling and award-winning authors that chronicles the Black experience-past, present, and future-through science and magic! In 2018, sixteen unique, distinctive voices on the cutting edge of young adult fiction embarked on a challenge: together, to depict the past, present, parallel, and future of the Black female and gender nonconforming (GNC) experience. Their goal was to weave worlds where Black women are centered, and the result is a stunning collaboration filled with stories of love and betrayal, folktales and magic, from retellings of legends to explorations of yet-to-be invented technologies. In fantasy and science fiction, these sixteen acclaimed authors introduce us to unforgettable characters like Solange, who sheds her skin nightly to transform into a ball of fire and fly above her Caribbean island, or Abigail Crow, a girl armed only with her smarts and her .38 who must defend her New Mexico homestead from marauders, or Mae Mitchell, a Brooklyn-born, space-bound alien interrogator. Witches and scientists, sisters and lovers, priestesses and rebels: the heroines of A Phoenix First Must Burn are on fire, and they shine brightly. You won't soon forget their stories.

Original Publish Date: Mar 10, 2020

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