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  • Published: 11 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593176436
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $27.99

Vinyl Moon



A teen girl hiding the scars of a past relationship finds home and healing in the words of strong Black writers. A beautiful sophomore novel from a critically acclaimed author and poet that explores how words have the power to shape and uplift our world even in the midst of pain.

When Darius told Angel he loved her, she believed him. But five weeks after the incident, Angel finds herself in Brooklyn, far from her family, from him, and from the California life she has known.

Angel feels out of sync with her new neighborhood. At school, she can’t shake the feeling everyone knows what happened—and that it was her fault. The only place that makes sense is Ms. G’s class. There, Angel’s classmates share their own stories of pain, joy, and fortitude. And as Angel becomes immersed in her revolutionary literature course, the words from novels like The Bluest Eye and Push speak to her and begin to heal the wounds of her past.

This stunning novel weaves together prose, poems, and vignettes to tell the story of Angel, a young woman whose past was shaped by domestic violence but whose love of language and music and the gift of community grant her the chance to find herself again.

  • Published: 11 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593176436
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $27.99

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Praise for Vinyl Moon

Praise for Chlorine Sky: "An absolute masterpiece. It will leave you breathless." -Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X "A profound and resounding reminder of the fact that sometimes the most revolutionary thing a girl can be...is herself. I couldn't put it down." –Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin "Terms like "raw" and "gritty" don't suffice, and, in fact seem lazy when describing a story such as this. To me, this is a tale that emotionally teeters between snarl and grin. One about a girl standing in the sharp-toothed mouth of her environment, refusing to be chomped. Refusing to be made mush. But it ain't all mouth. Ain't all teeth and lip. No, Chlorine Sky, is a story about heart, about backbone and eyes, one that only the mind of Mahogany L. Browne could bring forth." –Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down "Browne’s searing and poignant writing will undoubtedly bring readers back to her stories again and again." –Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author "Chlorine Sky is a vivid literary balm that animates the English language with rhythm, heart, and radical truth telling love." -Aja Monet, Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champion "A remarkable, compelling voice that will draw readers both reluctant and eager and make them want to hear more." –The Bulletin, Starred Review "A coming-of-age novel for Black girls who have been told they’re too much and yet never enough." –Kirkus Reviews

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