Charisma's Turn: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

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Charisma's Turn: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

By Monique W. Morris, Amanda Jones (Illustrator), Susan Arauz Barnes (Foreword by)


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From the award-winning author of Pushout, an inspiring graphic novel about what can happen when Black girls are given the opportunity to find their genuine power

Award-winning author Monique W. Morris's trailblazing book Pushout laid the groundwork for understanding how our schools are failing Black girls; her follow-up, Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues, provided a blueprint for their healing and liberation. Now Morris invites readers to be inspired by her liberatory imagination with an original narrative told from the perspective of the very girls she has been fighting for years to lift up.

Charisma's Turn is a graphic novel that follows the dynamic story of Charisma, a sixteen-year-old Black high school student who is grappling with mounting pressures from home and school. When frustrations with her family intersect with a conflict at school, she reaches a crossroads, facing a choice that could change her future. Featuring vibrantly illustrated art from Amanda Jones, a foreword by poet, artist, and arts educator Susan Arauz Barnes, and an afterword by the author, this book will appeal to teens, parents, educators, librarians, and more. Charisma's Turn exemplifies how Black girls can be truly empowered to reach their full potential when they have supportive educators and community members in their corner.

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., president of Grantmakers for Girls of Color and founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute, is the author of several books, including Pushout, Black Stats, Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues, and Charisma's Turn (all from The New Press). Her work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times, MSNBC, Essence, The Atlantic, TED, the Washington Post, Education Week, and others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9781620974018
ISBN-10: 1620974010
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English