Black Girl Rising


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$16.99  $15.80
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
9.77 X 11.24 X 0.41 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Brynne Barnes has colored the world with her pen writing stories, poetry, and music since earning her BS from the University of Michigan and MA from Eastern Michigan University. She has taught at several colleges and universities. Her picture books include the award-winning Colors of Me and Books Do Not Have Wings. She lives in Southfield, Michigan.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an artist, an activist, the creator of Stop Telling Women to Smile, and the illustrator of Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten.


"A stunning ode to Black girl magic!"-Tami Charles, New York Times bestselling author of All Because You Matter
"With nods to poets who have celebrated Black womanhood, Black Girl Rising is modern ballad steeped in metaphor, music, and magic. From its gold-dusted jacket to its melodic verses, this is the song Black girls need now."-Carole Boston Weatherford, Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestselling author
"Lyrical, timely, and marvelously illustrated, this work extols the beauty, bravery, and possibilities of young black girls. The author explores strong role models, female and male, from the past to inspire readers to envision the prospects of a glorious future. . . . [T]he rich vocabulary, flowing narrative, and specific word emphasis encourage[s] exuberant read-alouds."-School Library Journal
"Barnes [asserts] that Black girls' very existence is a testament to the power of the multihued and broad diaspora of Black people everywhere . . . [and] stresses that Black girls have inherited the legacies of Toni Morrison, Mari Evans, Alice Walker, and Zora Neale Hurston, among others, and each illustration is a celebration of this fact. . . . Every page turn brings more brilliant images that encourage readers to move at a steady, rhythmic pace through the book. Proof that Black girls, just by being themselves, stay ready to soar."-Kirkus Reviews