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  • ISBN: 9780759553859
  • ISBN: 0759553874
  • ISBN: 9780759553873
  • Physical Description: 308 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

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Summary, etc.: As infants, twin sisters Charlie Yates and Magnolia Heathwood were separated after the lynching of their parents, who died for loving across the color line. Now Charlie is a young Black organizer in Harlem, while white-passing Magnolia is the heiress to a cotton plantation in Eureka, Georgia. When Magnolia finally learns the truth, her reflection mysteriously disappears from mirrors-- the sign of a terrible curse. In Harlem, Charlie's grandmother falls ill, and her final wish is to go back to Eureka-- and, unbeknownst to Charlie, to see Magnolia one last time. Now teenagers, the sisters reunite. They couldn't be more different, but they will need each other to put the hauntings of the past to rest, to break the mirrors' deadly curse-- and to discover the meaning of sisterhood in a racially divided land. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 & up. Little, Brown and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    McWilliams' latest novel is a moving story about sisterhood and perseverance in the face of a society that tells Black girls they are worthless. In 1953, Charlie escorts her dying grandmother from New York City to Eureka, Georgia, where the elderly woman has requested to be buried. As a native New Yorker, Charlie is unprepared for the rampant racism in 1950s Georgia. Nor did she expect to be introduced to her white-passing twin sister, Magnolia, who grew up believing she was a white Southern belle. When the two meet, they learn about the tragic end their parents met and a curse that could be the death of Magnolia, and they have a chance to stand up to white supremacy in the South. With its strong family overtones, Mirror Girls will resonate with fans of character-driven stories, and it paints a vivid picture of the pervasive, ugly history of slavery in the U.S. McWilliams' historical novel easily weaves magic and curses into 1950s America in a powerful read asserting that Black girls can find happiness in a world that belittles them. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kelly is a mixed-race writer. Agnes at the End of the World was a finalist for the Golden Kite Award, and Mirror Girls is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and Target Book Club Pick. She’s written for Time, Bustle, and Publisher's Weekly among other outlets. She lives in Seattle with her family.

Kelly McWilliams is a mixed-race writer. She is the author of Doormat and Agnes at the End of the World. She lives in Seattle with her family.

Subject: Racially mixed people
Georgia History 20th century Fiction
Georgia History 20th century Fiction
Ghost stories
Twins Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Passing (Identity) Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Ghosts Fiction
Race relations Fiction
Sisters Fiction
Twins Fiction
Racially mixed people Fiction
United States Race relations History 20th century Fiction
Racially mixed people Fiction
African Americans Juvenile fiction
Race relations Juvenile fiction
Sisters Juvenile fiction
Twins Juvenile fiction
United States Race relations History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Racially mixed people Juvenile fiction
Genre: Young adult works.
Young adult fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Historical fiction.
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