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Cool. Awkward. Black.

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Publication Information

New York : Viking, [2023]

Physical Description

vi, 325 pages ; 22 cm.


A girl who believes in UFOs; a boy who might have finally found his Prince Charming; a hopeful performer who dreams of being cast in her school's production of The Sound of Music; a misunderstood magician of sorts with a power she doesn't quite understand. These plotlines and many more compose the eclectic stories found within the pages of this dynamic, exciting, and expansive collection featuring exclusively Black characters. From contemporary to historical, fantasy to sci-fi, magical to realistic, and with contributions from a powerhouse list of self-proclaimed geeks and bestselling, award-winning authors, this life-affirming anthology celebrates and redefines the many facets of Blackness and geekiness--both in the real world and those imagined.


  • Our joy, our power / Book club / Nina Evans, in the round / Earth is ghetto / Initiative check / Corner booth / Betty's best craft / Panel shows the girl / Spirit-filled / Cole's cruise blues / High strangeness / Catalyst rising / Requiem of souls / Honor Code / Drive time / Wolf tracks / Hero's journey / Abyss

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