Hello Gemmies! I have book tour information for you today. Patrice Caldwell will be kicking off her book tour for A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope in New York on March 9th. There are seven tour dates in total across the U.S. Sadly for me there are no stops in North Carolina. Boo!
Synopsis of A Phoenix First Must Burn Good Reads:
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.
Authors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Amerie, Dhonielle Clayton, Jalissa Corrie, Somaiya Daud, Charlotte Davis, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, Danny Lore, L.L. McKinney, Danielle Paige, Rebecca Roanhorse, Karen Strong, Ashley Woodfolk, and Ibi Zoboi.
Are you excited to read A Phoenix First Must Burn? Will you be able to make one of the tour dates? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!