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Read for a Lifetime 2022-2023 List: Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of the Teenage Wizard

Illinois Center for the Book Reading Program

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About the Book

304 Pages 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 pieces 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.  This book explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism – all through the arc of a transcendent coming –of-age. 

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