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Daughters of Jubilation



by
Kara Lee Corthron

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon &
Imprint
Simon Pulse
ISBN
9781481459501
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Crime: Hate Crimes , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Violence: General , Violence: Death
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In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about. She has two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother, and a longtime crush who is finally making a move.

On top of all that, Evvie’s magic abilities are growing stronger by the day. Her family calls it jubilation—a gift passed down from generations of black women since the time of slavery. And as Evvie’s talents waken, something dark comes loose and threatens to resurface…

And when the demons of Evvie’s past finally shake free, she must embrace her mighty lineage, and summon the power that lies within her.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Hate Crimes , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Violence: General , Violence: Death

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

HL590L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2021

Book Genres

Fantasy

Topics

African American teenage girls. Family life. Magic. Romance. South Carolina. Jim Crow laws. Racism. 

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Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

In the summer of 1962 in the Jim Crow South, Black teenager Evalene Deschamps learns that the women in her family are blessed with magical abilities (including telekinesis, telepathy, and visions of “haints”) called Jubilation. These powers, granted with the onset of menstruation, are tied into the women’s emotions and provide them with the protection they need to survive in an anti-Black world—though they need to control their feelings to control their magic. With her grandmother’s help, Evalene learns that the Deschamps women, and many other Black women, have used “jubin’” to keep themselves and their families safe from predators. When an evil white man from Evalene’s past comes to haunt her, she must rely on her ancestors and her Jubilation to save herself and the ones she loves. Corthron’s novel uses an innovative landscape to explore Black girl magic and intergenerational family trauma while also excavating the horrors of anti-Black violence in the past and the present. With its combination of magic, realism, and horror, this is a perfect choice for readers searching for stories where Black girls unapologetically use their magic to save and, when necessary, destroy. S. R. TOLIVER

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

In the summer of 1962 in the Jim Crow South, Black teenager Evalene Deschamps learns that the women in her family are blessed with magical abilities (including telekinesis, telepathy, and visions of “haints”) called Jubilation. These powers, granted with the onset of menstruation, are tied into the women’s emotions and provide them with the protection they need to survive in an anti-Black world—though they need to control their feelings to control their magic. With her grandmother’s help, Evalene learns that the Deschamps women, and many other Black women, have used “jubin’” to keep themselves and their families safe from predators. When an evil white man from Evalene’s past comes to haunt her, she must rely on her ancestors and her Jubilation to save herself and the ones she loves. Corthron’s novel uses an innovative landscape to explore Black girl magic and intergenerational family trauma while also excavating the horrors of anti-Black violence in the past and the present. With its combination of magic, realism, and horror, this is a perfect choice for readers searching for stories where Black girls unapologetically use their magic to save and, when necessary, destroy. S. R. TOLIVER

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