Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown audiobook

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

By Echo Brown
Read by Echo Brown

Macmillan Young Listeners 9781250309853
8.50 Hours Unabridged
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This program is read by the author "Just brilliant."—Kirkus Reviews Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street. Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic...everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for. Christy Ottaviano Books A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

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Summary

Summary

New York Times Pick of New and Noteworthy Audiobooks

A Paste Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Month

This program is read by the author

"Just brilliant."—Kirkus Reviews

Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street.

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic...everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor.

Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.

Christy Ottaviano Books

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brown settles into a mode that is closer to spoken word than to drama. The story’s magic comes more from the natural lilts and lifts in the flow of her words than from any kind of vocal acrobatics or accent work.” Paste magazine (audio review)
“A much-needed story. Just brilliant.” Kirkus Reviews
“Brown’s novel deals with some very heavy themes including sexual violence, drug addiction, depression, and racism. However, it treats these themes and readers with care while uplifting both its main character and readers who may share Echo’s struggles." Booklist
“Blends magical realism with a coming-of-age story in this mold-breaking novel. The novel never shies from tough subject matter, at the same time deftly integrating magically realistic components and allegory into contemporary scenes.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Echo Brown

Author Bio: Echo Brown

Echo Brown, author of Black Girl Unlimited,is an African-American writer, performer, and playwright. A Dartmouth alumna and the first female college graduate in her family, she is best known for her one-woman show Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 8.50
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English