A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell

A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope by Patrice Caldwell (Editor)
English | 2020 | YA Fantasy | eBook | 10 MB

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

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.

When Life Hands You a Lemon Fruitbomb: By Amerie
Gilded: By Elizabeth Acevedo
Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death And, Subsequently, Her Best Life: By Rebecca Roanhorse
The Rules of the Land: By Alaya Dawn Johnson
A Hagiography of Starlight: By Somaiya Daud
Melie: By Justina Ireland
The Goddess Provides: By L.L. McKinney
Hearts Turned to Ash: By Dhonielle Clayton
Letting the Right One In: By Patrice Caldwell
Tender-Headed: By Danny Lore
Kiss the Sun: By Ibi Zoboi
The Actress: By Danielle Paige
The Curse of Love: By Ashley Woodfolk
All the Time in the World: By Charlotte Nicole Davis
The Witch’s Skin: By Karen Strong
Sequence: By J. Marcelle Corrie

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