Black Girl Unlimited
The Remarkable Story of A Teenage WizardBook - 2020
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This book is part autobiographical and part fantasy. There is magic and wizardry, but it is all very matter-of-factly. Echo is from the East Side of Cleveland with a lot on her shoulders. She lives in poverty. Her family is dysfunctional. Her mother is addicted to crack as a result of sexual abuse and tragedy in her childhood. Her stepfather is addicted to alcohol. Her brothers are addicted to the streets. Echo discovers her magic as a way to cope with her reality. She travels between two world – her own reality, and a rich white school on the West Side that she reaches through her magic as a way to heal and rest.