Black Girl Magic: A Poem

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Black Girl Magic: A Poem

About the Authors

Mahogany L. Browne is a California-born, Brooklyn based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator. She has published several books of poetry, and she is an Urban Word NYC Artistic Director (as seen on HBO's Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room, Director of BLM@Pratt Programming, and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country.

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 LA Times, the Huffington Post, the UN Human Rights Council, and on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the U.S.

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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.

Details
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • 7 3/10" x 2/5" x 7 2/5"
  • Roaring Brook Press, 2018
  • ISBN-10: 1250173728
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250173720
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