Evoking Beyonc's Lemonade for a YA audience, these authors have woven worlds to create stunning narratives that centre Black women and gender nonconforming individuals.
With fantasy, science fiction and magic at their core, the stories are sharp, atmospheric and visual explorations of histories, relationships and alternate universes that you can't help but to get lost in. It 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, trauma and heroism, 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 are unforgettable and shine brightly.
Patrice Caldwell is a graduate of Wellesley College and the founder & fundraising chair of People of Color in Publishing - a grassroots organisation dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalised members of the book publishing industry. Born and raised in Texas, Patrice was a children's book editor before shifting to being a literary agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
In 2018, she was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree and featured on
Bustle's inaugural "Lit List" as one of ten women changing the book world.
Visit Patrice online at patricecaldwell.com, Twitter @whimsicallyours, and Instagram @whimsicalaquarian.