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A phoenix first must burn : sixteen stories of black girl magic, resistance, and hope / edited by Patrice Caldwell.

Caldwell, Patrice, (editor).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tamaqua Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pottsville District Libraries. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Tamaqua Public Library PB YA CAL (Text) 30TPL001877065 Young Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 198483567X
  • ISBN: 9781984835673
  • Physical Description: 357 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in the United States of America by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020."--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"Evoking Beyonc©Øe'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."--Provided by publisher
Genre: Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.

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