Chlorine Sky is the coming-of-age story of a young girl going through the joys and heartaches of growing up. From first romances to falling out with her best friend, this novel-in-verse means Mahogany L. Browne will break your heart in two lines or less every couple of pages, only to put it back together as our hero learns to shine on her own. Recommended By Rachel M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A novel-in-verse about a young girl coming-of-age and stepping out of the shadow of her former best friend. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Nikki Grimes.
Mahogany L. Browne's debut YA ia an absolute masterpiece. It will leave you breathless. —Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X
She looks me hard in my eyes
& my knees lock into tree trunks
My eyes don't dance like my heartbeat racing
They stare straight back hot daggers.
I remember things will never be the same.
I remember things.
With gritty and heartbreaking honesty, Mahogany L. Browne delivers a novel-in-verse about broken promises, fast rumors, and when growing up means growing apart from your best friend.
"Browne explores concepts that will resonate with readers navigating toxic friendships and budding relationships and growing into themselves....A coming-of-age novel for Black girls who have been told they're too much and yet never enough." Kirkus Reviews
"A remarkable, compelling voice." The Bulletin (Starred Review)
"In succinct free verse lines, Browne...stirs up images that illuminate Skyy's vibrant neighborhood...and engage the senses.....Skyy's journey toward self-love pulls at the heart." Publishers Weekly
"A story about heart and backbone, and one only Mahogany L. Browne could bring forth." Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down
"A profound reminder that sometimes the most revolutionary thing a girl can be is herself." Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
"Browne's poignant writing will undoubtedly bring readers back to her stories again and again." Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author
"A searing voice that commands attention." Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of the Belles series
"A contemporary look at changing teenage friendships and finding ways to accept yourself." School Library Journal
About the Author
Mahogany L. Browne is a California-born, Brooklyn-based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator. She has published several books of poetry, and she is an Urban Word NYC Artistic Director (as seen on HBO's Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room, and Director of [email protected]
Programming, and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country.
Mahogany's poetry picture books include Black Girl Magic
and Woke Baby