Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans; narrated by Jasmine Mans
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date: March 9, 2021
In the poetry collection Black Girl, Call Home, Jasmine Mans writes a love letter to herself and other Black girls and women as they embark on their journeys to find their truth and belonging. Mans explores topics that will appeal to teens including race, sexuality, pop culture, feminism, and mental health. In one prominent poem, a mother argues with her daughter about her interactions with the police. Mans also points a critical lens toward Kanye West and writes in continued support of Black women icons Whitney Houston and Serena Williams.
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Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo; narrated by Safia Elhillo
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group / Listening Library
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
Nima, feeling like an outsider trying to be part of her mother’s culture, misses the father who died before she was born and begins to resent her mother. When her childhood friend Haitham is jumped and hospitalized, Nima turns inward to see who she could have been in her homeland and with a father. Nima discovers something about her father that changes her entire life.
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown
Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers / Macmillan
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
Echo Brown is a teenage
wizard in Cleveland, Ohio. Part of being a wizard means she can stop time to
manage challenging situations, secrets from the past, and the dark veil that
hangs over herself and others. Her
mother’s addiction means she has had to grow up quickly and develop coping
mechanisms for some disturbing and emotionally intense situations.
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