Jalissa Corrie, writing as J. Marcelle Corrie, is a marketing and publicity professional and a contributor to A Phoenix First Must Burn, a young adult science fiction and fantasy anthology from Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House. An advocate for underrepresented voices in publishing, Jalissa is a planning committee member of People of Color in Publishing. When she isn't writing or working, you can find her at bookish events across New York City.
A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope
Edited by Patrice Caldwell
March 10, 2020 | Viking imprint of Penguin Random House | ISBN: 978-1-98483-565-9 | Hardcover, $18.99 | Young Adult
The lack of representation in children's media is a constant conversation publishing professionals have. Every child deserves to see themselves in the books they read. Unfortunately, not all perspectives are adequately represented in the media we consume. If you're new to the conversation, here are a few resources, statistics, and organizations that help support the need for equity in publishing.