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

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

By Desiree S. Evans (Editor), Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor), Tananarive Due (Introduction by)


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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.

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. She is the editor of the nonfiction anthology, Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed, and her work has appeared in Popsugar, Refinery29, and Culturess, among others. Sign up for her newsletter, Black Girl Dreaming, on Substack for more of her writing. She lives in the Bronx with her family and black poodle, Oreo.

Tananarive Due is an NAACP Image Award winner and American Book Award winner, the author of books ranging from mysteries to supernatural thrillers to a civil rights memoir. Her books include My Soul to Keep, The Living Blood, and The Good House.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250871657
ISBN-10: 1250871654
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English

“Creepy space suits, revolutionary werewolves, dance parties you should NOT have in a cemetery, and fox hunts gone very wrong—this book serves up fifteen different flavors of horror in fresh, spine-tingling, frightful tales. But the best part? No matter how harrowing and creepy, through her own genius, wit, the ancestors, proper moisturizer, and whole lotta ‘Nope!’—THE BLACK GIRL SURVIVES IN THIS ONE. Each and every time. And I’m here for it.” —P. Djèlí Clark, author of Ring Shout

“Full of brilliant and bone-chilling stories that kept my eyes glued to the pages. The Black Girl Survives In This One is the anthology I’ve been waiting for.” —Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching

“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.” —