Black girl magic : a poem / by Mahogany L. Browne ; art by Jess X. Snow.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First Roaring Brook Press edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that; don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany L. Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls"--Dust jacket.
    • Notes:
      "First published in 2016 by Penmanship Books, Brooklyn, NY"--Title page verso.
    • ISBN:
      9781250173720
      1250173728
    • Accession Number:
      2017944500
    • Accession Number:
      ocn986963859
      986963859
    • Accession Number:
      fay.583768
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BROWNE, M. L.; SNOW, J. X. Black girl magic : a poem. First Roaring Brook Press edition. [s. l.]: Roaring Brook Press, 2018. ISBN 9781250173720. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583768. Acesso em: 25 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Browne ML, Snow JX. Black Girl Magic : A Poem. First Roaring Brook Press edition. Roaring Brook Press; 2018. Accessed October 25, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583768
    • APA:
      Browne, M. L., & Snow, J. X. (2018). Black girl magic : a poem (First Roaring Brook Press edition.). Roaring Brook Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Browne, Mahogany L., and Jess X. Snow. 2018. Black Girl Magic : A Poem. First Roaring Brook Press edition. Roaring Brook Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583768.
    • Harvard:
      Browne, M. L. and Snow, J. X. (2018) Black girl magic : a poem. First Roaring Brook Press edition. Roaring Brook Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583768 (Accessed: 25 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Browne, ML & Snow, JX 2018, Black girl magic : a poem, First Roaring Brook Press edition., Roaring Brook Press, viewed 25 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Browne, Mahogany L., and Jess X. Snow. Black Girl Magic : A Poem. First Roaring Brook Press edition., Roaring Brook Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583768.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Browne, Mahogany L., and Jess X. Snow. Black Girl Magic : A Poem. First Roaring Brook Press edition. Roaring Brook Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583768.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Browne ML, Snow JX. Black girl magic : a poem [Internet]. First Roaring Brook Press edition. Roaring Brook Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 25]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583768

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 December #2

"This book is for you," Browne tells her audience in the dedication before directly addressing them in the opening lines of the poem, "Black girl / They say you ain't 'posed to be here." Browne's words cut and bleed as they identify the low and oppressive expectations of young black girls and women in the U.S. Selected words are crimson with fury, and still others are scarlet with tenderness. The persuasive, powerful, and lyrical delivery with which Browne imbues the originally spoken-word poem translate to the page in bold, blocky, yet quivering text, displaying the vulnerability and hopefulness of Browne's message. Snow creates beautiful black, white, and red art, skillfully adapting Browne's vivid word pictures into an ode to black girlhood, specifically focusing on natural hair styles. Ropelike braids are everywhere, sometimes binding, sometimes being skipped joyfully, and sometimes forming a chaotic mass of identity politics. The woodcut images perfectly support the pointed observations about what black girls are supposed be and how they still manage to rise above these limiting, erroneous beliefs. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

The literal and visual boldness in both verse and illustration delivers a powerful affirmation to African American girls. Offering an antidote to common stereotypes, Browne infuses her mature poem, best suited to reading aloud, with confidence and empowerment as she points black girls in the direction of their dreams. Snow's striking illustrations convey a message of unconditional self-love that is, indeed, magical. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.