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A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by York Whitaker, Patrice Caldwell [Intro.]

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

In her introduction, Patrice Caldwell asks why black people don't exist in speculative worlds. Here, some of the foremost #ownvoices YA authors create strong black heroines in tales of "black culture, strength, beauty, bravery, resistance, magic, and hope." York Whitaker's fluid narrations showcase the versatility of stories with settings that range from contemporary America to the Caribbean and that feature diverse characters. For example, she shows the wit shining in Amerie's futuristic view of Brooklyn and in Justina Ireland's clever heroine, who outwits the oppressive sorcerer she serves. There's an intensity in Rebecca Roanhorse's powerful female characters in a story that takes place in the New Mexico territory in the 1880s and vibrancy in Elizabeth Acevedo's story of a girl born with healing magic. This magnificent collection embraces a range of racial, gender, and cultural issues. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2020

CD ISBN 9781670587279 $39.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781690587309 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781690587316 $22.99


Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2020

CD ISBN 9781690587293 $64.99 • Ten CDs

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