Teaser Tuesday is here to help expand your TBR, courtesy of one of my current (or recent) reads:
Black Girl Unlimited
"My brothers are no longer children, and they're already trapped in a school system that is failing them, just like the mayor says."
Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street.
Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor.
Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.
Although heart-wrenching, I am absolutely loving my time with Black Girl Unlimited. The lines between the real and magical are masterfully blurred in both the story and the structure of the writing, immersing me in this difficult yet beautiful story of strength and hope in the face of astounding hardship.
Everyone should read this book. Add it to your TBR yesterday. Seriously.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme started by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
If you're interested in getting in on the action, the rules are as follows:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBRs if they like your teaser!
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