Black Girl Magic
Black Girl, they say you ain't 'posed to be here
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 Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls. She has travelled the world sharing her vision of Black Girl Magic, and now in collaboration with artist Jess X. Snow, presents her acclaimed tribute in a visual form.
Black Girl Magic is a journey from girlhood to womanhood and an invitation to readers to find magic in themselves.
Roaring Brook Press, 9781250173720, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
About the Author
Jess X. Snow is an artist, filmmaker, and poet. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her artwork has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the UN Human Rights Council, and on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the U.S. Jess is the illustrator of Mahogany L. Browne's Black Girl Magic.