A Phoenix First Must Burn

For a limited time, educators can get a FREE Discussion Guide for the anthology (edited by Patrice Caldwell) A Phoenix First Must Burn: 16 Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope for curriculum consideration, as well as a video preview. This young adult fiction title provides perspectives from bestselling #OwnVoices authors on racism, class, and gender.

Classroom Resources and Purchase Options

Booklist, starred review

“Editor Caldwell here collects 16 stories that embrace and reimagine the histories of Black women and their resistance, hope, and liberation. Featuring an array of well-known and breakout #OwnVoices authors, this volume boasts ample variety in style, voice, and approach that ensures readers will find at least one story to enjoy (though likely many more).”

Curriculum tie-ins:

  • Racism, class, and gender
  • Coming of age
  • Mental health
  • Social-emotional learning

Note: Contains Mature Content. Please use discretion when selecting books for your school or library.