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Black Girl You Are Atlas is a thoughtful celebration of Black girlhood by award-winning author and poet Renée Watson, with art by Ekua Holmes. Coming to shelves February 13, 2024!

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Fine art by Ekua Holmes

Cover design by Jasmin Rubero

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.

Penguin Teen