A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope (MP3 CD)

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By Patrice Caldwell, Patrice Caldwell (Narrated by), York Whitaker (Narrated by)
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"An incredible work of art that should set the stage for a Black fantasy revolution in YA. A Phoenix First Must Burn is pure Black girl magic. Every story is wholly unique and beautiful. All sixteen stories showcase strength, community, tradition, romance, and, most importantly of all, magic... The authors in this collection put their hearts and souls into every word, and it shows. In “Gilded” Elizabeth Acevedo tells a story of revolution brewing on a slavers island long ago, while Dhonielle Clayton tells of the story of a girl learning to protect her heart in “Hearts Turned to Ash,” and Ibi Zoboi imagines a world where Black girls have the power to shed their skin and kiss the sun in her story, “Kiss the Sun.” Each story is filled to the brim with magic."

— Natasha


Evoking Beyonc 's Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler's heirs have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that puts Black women and gender-nonconforming individuals at its center. 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 through which you cannot help but see yourself reflected. Witches and scientists, sisters and lovers, priestesses and rebels--the heroines of this anthology shine brightly. You will never forget them.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781690587316
ISBN-10: 1690587318
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Language: English