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Black Girl You Are Atlas

February 13

Illustrated cover for Black Girl You Are Atlas. The cover looks like it has been pieced together from different colors and patterns of paper. The Black girl on the cover is shown from the shoulders up. She is looking directly at the viewer, and she has long black hair, blue eye shadow, pink lipstick, and large gold hoops. Her shirt is green, and there are some pink flowers in the bottom right corner.Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renée Watson & illustrated by Ekua Holmes
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A thoughtful celebration of Black girlhood by award-winning author and poet Renée Watson.

In this semi-autobiographical collection of poems, Renée Watson writes
about her experience growing up as a young Black girl at the intersections of race, class, and gender.

Using a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to free verse, Watson shares recollections of her childhood in Portland, tender odes to the Black women in her life, and urgent calls for Black girls to step into their power.

Black Girl You Are Atlas encourages young readers to embrace their future with a strong sense of sisterhood and celebration. With full-color art by celebrated fine artist Ekua Holmes throughout, this collection offers guidance and is a gift for anyone who reads it.

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