I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom
Shannon C. F. Rogers (Author)
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July 11, 2023
5.9 X 7.5 X 1.7 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author
Shannon C.F. Rogers is a multiracial Filipino-American writer of young adult novels, short fiction, and plays. A former editor on Lunch Ticket, her work has appeared in Bodega Magazine and Newfound Journal as well as on stage with Tricklock Company and Lady Luck Productions. Shannon earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico and her MFA in Writing For Young People at Antioch University Los Angeles. She has served as an educator, after-school program director, and lost mitten finder at schools in Albuquerque, Chicago, and New York City. She is the author of I'd Rather Burn than Bloom. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
"Readers who relish deep character development will appreciate Marisol's messy evolution toward self-forgiveness...Heart-wrenching and heart-filled."
-Publishers Weekly (starred) "A moving meditation on grief and the healing balm of forgiveness--especially self-forgiveness. I'd Rather Burn than Bloom is a light in all the dark places that healing requires we tread. A brilliant, bold debut!"
-Aminah Mae Safi, author of Tell Me How You Really Feel "In her smart, poignant and tear-jerking debut, Rogers expertly navigates the light and the dark, ensuring a delicate balance of laughter and tears from her readers. An aching and urgent book about love, loss and finding one's place in the world."
-Aditi Khorana, author of Mirror in the Sky