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Mariama J. Lockington

Mariama J. Lockington
Adrianne Mathiowetz

Mariama J. Lockington is an adoptee, writer, and nonprofit educator. She has been telling stories and making her own books since the second grade, when she wore short-alls and flower leggings every day to school. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and journals, including Buzzfeed News Reader, and she is the author of the poetry chapbook The Lucky Daughter. Mariama holds a Masters in Education from Lesley University and Masters in Fine Arts in Poetry from San Francisco State University. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her partner and dapple haired dachshund, Henry.

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For Black Girls Like Me

Mariama J. Lockington
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A debut middle grade novel about an African American girl who was adopted into a white family. This lyrical and personal story—inspired by the author's own life— explores the complexities of family, race, sisterhood, and belonging.

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