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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y BAY (Text) 33500013284393 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library Y BAY (Text) 33500013284385 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781547603879
  • ISBN: 1547603879
  • Physical Description: 385 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury YA, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Queer black girls team up to overthrow the patriarchy in the former kingdom of Cinderella"-- Provided by publisher.
Two hundred years after Cinderella found her prince, the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl's display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again. Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. Sophia tries to flee the ball, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella's mausoleum. Together with Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters, Sophia vows to bring down the king once and for all. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13+. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Grades 10-12. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    *Starred Review* In the town of Lille, Cinderella is not just a romantic fairy tale, it is the foundational story that undergirds the very culture and law of the land of Mersailles. Despite the grandeur of the ball custom, where annually girls of age are chosen by their own Prince Charmings, in reality it's nothing more than a ploy that renders its women vulnerable—especially those not chosen. So, when 16-year-old Sophia's invitation to the ball finally arrives, she is determined more than ever to follow her heart and flee from the restraints of King Manford's rule—even if that means leaving her family and best friend (and lover), Erin, behind. With the help of Constance, a descendant of Cinderella's stepsister, and Amina, Cinderella's supposed fairy godmother, Sophia attempts the impossible: dismantling a broken kingdom and taking down Manford once and for all. Flipping the Cinderella tale on its head, Bayron's take challenges patriarchy with kick-butt heroines and a counter-story that will forever change how readers perceive fairy tales. Though Sophia's bravery and cunning alongside her stereotype-shattering Black girl beauty will have readers rooting for her, the steady dose of unanticipated events, alliances, and realizations will have them asking, "Can she actually do this?" A fast-paced read, this title will challenge readers' conceptions on many fronts, garnering wide attention by way of our shared experiences of the Cinderella trope. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kalynn Bayron is a debut author and classically trained vocalist. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. When she's not writing you can find her listening to Ella Fitzgerald on loop, attending the theater, watching scary movies, and spending time with her kids. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas with her family.
@KalynnBayron

Subject: Lesbians > Fiction.
Lesbian teenagers > Fiction.
Feminism > Fiction.
Sexism > Fiction.
Blacks > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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