One of our recommended books is Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

CHLORINE SKY


A novel-in-verse about a young girl coming-of-age and stepping out of the shadow of her former best friend. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Nikki Grimes.

She looks me hard in my eyes
& my knees lock into tree trunks
My eyes don’t dance like my heartbeat racing
They stare straight back hot daggers.
I remember things will never be the same.
I remember things.

With gritty and heartbreaking honesty, Mahogany L. Browne delivers a novel-in-verse about broken promises, fast rumors, and when growing up means growing apart from your best friend.

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A novel-in-verse about a young girl coming-of-age and stepping out of the shadow of her former best friend. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Nikki Grimes.

She looks me hard in my eyes
& my knees lock into tree trunks
My eyes don’t dance like my heartbeat racing
They stare straight back hot daggers.
I remember things will never be the same.
I remember things.

With gritty and heartbreaking honesty, Mahogany L. Browne delivers a novel-in-verse about broken promises, fast rumors, and when growing up means growing apart from your best friend.

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  • Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Hardcover
  • January 2021
  • 192 Pages
  • 9780593176399

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About Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. Executive Director of Bowery Poetry Club & Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby & Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books) & Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of the Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) & as an Arts for Justice grantee, is excited to release her first YA Novel Chlorine Sky in January 2021. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Praise

“Mahogany L. Browne’s debut YA ia an absolute masterpiece. It will leave you breathless.” -Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X

“A remarkable, compelling voice.” -The Bulletin, Starred Review

“A coming-of-age novel for Black girls who have been told they’re too much and yet never enough.” Kirkus Reviews

“A story about heart and backbone, and one only Mahogany L. Browne could bring forth.” -Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down

“A profound reminder that sometimes the most revolutionary thing a girl can be is herself.” -Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

“Browne’s poignant writing will undoubtedly bring readers back to her stories again and again.” -Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author

“A searing voice that commands attention.” -Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of the Belles series