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A phoenix first must burn : sixteen stories of black girl magic, resistance, and hope

Author: Patrice Caldwell
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen stories of fantasy, science fiction, and magic.
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Short stories
Science fiction
Fantasy fiction
Young adult fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nicholson, Amerie Mi Marie,
A phoenix first must burn
New York : Viking Children's Books, 2020.
(DLC) 2019024781
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice Caldwell
ISBN: 9781984835659 1984835653
OCLC Number: 1104859767
Description: 354 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: When life hands you a lemon fruitbomb / Amerie --
Gilded / Elizabeth Acevedo --
Wherein Abigail Fields recalls her first death and, subsequently, her best life / Rebecca Roanhorse --
The rules of the land / Alaya Dawn Johnson --
A hagiography of starlight / Somaiya Daud --
Melie / Justina Ireland --
The Goddess provides / L. L. McKinney --
Hearts turned to ash / Dhonielle Clayton --
Letting the right one in / Patrice Caldwell --
Tender-headed / Danny Lore --
Kiss the sun / Ibi Zoboi --
The actress / Danielle Paige --
The curse of love / Ashley Woodfolk --
All the time in the world / Charlotte Nicole Davis --
The witch's skin / Karen Strong --
Sequence / J. Marcelle Corrie.
Responsibility: edited by Patrice Caldwell.

Abstract:

Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen stories of fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

From folktales retold to futuristic societies, this collection of stories centers on Black women and gender nonconforming individuals dealing with love and betrayal, strength and resistance. In all of them, the heroines shine brightly-- characters in which you cannot help but see yourself reflected. -- adapted from jacket

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