The Black Girl Survives in This One: Horror Stories (Hardcover)

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By Desiree S. Evans (Editor), Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor)
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A YA anthology of horror stories centering Black girls who battle monsters, both human and supernatural, and who survive to the end

Be warned, dear reader: The Black girls survive in this one.

Celebrating a new generation of bestselling and acclaimed Black writers, The Black Girl Survives in This One makes space for Black girls in horror. Fifteen chilling and thought-provoking stories place Black girls front and center as heroes and survivors who slay monsters, battle spirits, and face down death. Prepare to be terrified and left breathless by the pieces in this anthology.

The bestselling and acclaimed authors include Erin E. Adams, Monica Brashears, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Desiree S. Evans, Saraciea J. Fennell, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Daka Hermon, Justina Ireland, L. L. McKinney, Brittney Morris, Maika & Maritza Moulite, Eden Royce, and Vincent Tirado. The foreword is by Tananarive Due.

About the Author

Desiree S. Evans writes fiction for children, teens, and adults. She is co-editor of the anthology, The Black Girl Survives in This One, and a contributor to the anthologies Cool. Awkward. Black. and Foreshadow. Desiree is a 2020 winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant for children’s fiction awarded by the nonprofit organization We Need Diverse Books. She received her MFA in fiction from the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin and is currently the Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters Writer-in-Residence in Spartanburg, SC.

Saraciea J. Fennell is a Black Honduran American writer, founder of The Bronx is Reading, and creator of Honduran Garifuna Writers. She is also a book publicist who has worked with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors. Fennell is board chair for Latinx in Publishing Inc., as well as on the Advisory Board of People of Color in Publishing. She lives in the Bronx with her family and dog, Oreo.

Praise For…

“Bucking old and tired tropes, here is an anthology of short horror stories for young adults all starring Black girls, and spoiler alert, they all survive! But just because we know that they live to see the next day doesn’t mean there is any lack of suspense or terror.” —

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250871657
ISBN-10: 1250871654
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English