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For Black Girls Like Me

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.

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This moving novel is a beautiful testament to the power of family, love, and friendship to triumph over hardship. Mariama Lockington's For Black Girls Like Me shows a family in serious crisis who are still able to connect deeply through their love of music and willingness to have uncomfortable conversations. Lockington is a poet, and she displays that gift throughout the book in Keda's poems, lyrics, and dreams of a chorus of women. Occasionally, the author's technique of breaking up sentences like lines of poetry can be distracting.

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