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Speculative Fiction Book Club: A Phoenix First Must Burn

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

Evoking BeyoncĂ©'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.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
#30A
Riverside, CA 92507
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By Patrice Caldwell (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020