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Publisher — Henry Holt and Co.
Date Published — January 14, 2020
ISBN — 9781250309853

Black Girl Unlimited

Echo Brown

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Publisher — Henry Holt and Co.
Date Published — January 14, 2020
ISBN — 9781250309853

"Brown has written a guidebook of survival and wonder."The New York Times

"Just brilliant."—Kirkus Reviews

Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism,Black Girl Unlimitedfearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson'sPiecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi'sAmerican Street.

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor.

Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.

Christy Ottaviano Books