The Unboxing of a Black Girl

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Emotional and evocative, this poetic memoir offers a poignant look into the soul of Black girlhood.

Written as a collection of vignettes and poetry, The Unboxing of a Black Girl is a creative nonfiction reflection on Black girlhood. The debut YA title, by award-winning author Angela Shanté, is a love letter to Black girls set in New York City and serves as a personal and political critique of how the world raises Black girls.

As Shanté navigates the city through memory, she balances poetry with vignettes that explore the innocence and joy of childhood eroded by adultification. Through this book, she illuminates the places where Black girls are nurtured or exploited in stories and poems about personal and political boxes, love, loss, and sexual assault. Many entries are also studded with cultural footnotes designed to further understanding.


Product Details:
ISBN/EAN: 9798890039538   
Publisher:  Page Street YA   
Publish Date: May 07, 2024
Pages: 160
Target Age: 14+