Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthran
"A compelling story of first love and battling racism with a magical twist." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Well-told, fast-paced." --School Library Journal (starred review)From the award-winning author of The Truth of Right Now comes a stunning, grounded fantasy in the vein of Dread Nation that follows a black teen as she finds her place among a family of women gifted with magical abilities.In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about. She has two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother, and a longtime crush who is finally making a move.On top of all that, Evvie's magic abilities are growing stronger by the day. Her family calls it jubilation--a gift passed down from generations of black women since the time of slavery. And as Evvie's talents waken, something dark comes loose and threatens to resurface...And when the demons of Evvie's past finally shake free, she must embrace her mighty lineage, and summon the power that lies within her.
- School Library Journal 08/01/2020 pg. 84 (EAN 9781481459501, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
- Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020 (EAN 9781481459501, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
- Publishers Weekly 09/28/2020 (EAN 9781481459501, Hardcover)
- Booklist 10/01/2020 pg. 55 (EAN 9781481459501, Hardcover)
- Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2020 (EAN 9781481459501, Hardcover)
Kara Lee Corthron is an author, playwriter, and TV writer based in Los Angeles. She's the author of The Truth of Right Now, winner of the Parent's Choice Gold Award. Her plays, including What Are You Worth?, Welcome to Fear City, AliceGraceAnon, and Holly Down in Heaven, have been performed across the US, and she writes for the TV thrillers You (Netflix) and The Flight Attendant (HBO Max). She's a multiyear MacDowell Fellow and a resident playwright at New Dramatists.