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Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renée Watson
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Feb 13, 2024 | ISBN 9780593820889 | 52 Minutes

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Praise for Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renée Watson; Illustrated by Ekua Holmes:

USA Today Bestseller (#40)
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“[A] moving, introspective poetry collection celebrating the possibilities of Black girlhood complemented by atmospheric mixed-media illustrations…A compelling ode to self-resurrection and Black sisterhood.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Brimming with vibrant, layered poetry and stunningly textured collage art, this ballad for Black girls is a must for all collections…The combination of poetry and collage art is exceptionally powerful and dynamic.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

★ “This poetry collection masterfully encapsulates Watson’s experience of Black girlhood and womanhood…The collaboration with Holmes, whose magnificent collages accompany Watson’s words, adds a visual dimension that also spans cultures and experiences. The result is a celebration of the complexities of, and the bonds formed through, Black girlhood and womanhood.” – Horn Book, starred review

“[A] semi-autobiographical collection that speaks to…the expansive experience of Black girlhood as it cycles toward womanhood via sharp and loving poetry. Accompanied by striking and vintage-feeling multimedia collage artwork… a tender ode to universal yearnings for safety, love, and justice, as well as a celebration of Black girlhood.”
Publishers Weekly

“Watson’s latest collection of poetry is a powerful mixture of free verse and short-form poetry…The poems are accompanied by Holmes’ breathtaking collage art.” — Booklist

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