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
Evoking Beyoncé’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.
Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.