Bethany C. Morrow

Cindy Seip

Bethany C. Morrow is the author of Mem: A Novel and the forthcoming social horror Cherish Farrah, and her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and other media. She is also editor/contributor to the young adult anthology Take The Mic and author of the young adult novels A Song Below Water, A Chorus Rises, and her latest work, So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix (Feiwel & Friends). Set in the Freedpeople’s Colony of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, as the Civil War rages on, the book follows the four young Black March sisters as they grow into their independence. A haven for the recently emancipated, Roanoke Island is blossoming, and it is where the March family has finally been able to put down roots. Here, the sisters will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons – but they will face it all together. Booklist noted that “Morrow’s ability to take the lingering stain of slavery on American history and use it as a catalyst for unbreakable love and resilience is flawless. That she has remixed a canonical text to do so only further illuminates the need to critically question who holds the pen in telling our nation’s story.”