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WHO PUT THIS SONG ON?

Young Adult Fiction. Delacorte Press, 2019.

On Sale 9/24/19 - Preorder now

A pitch-perfect novel about a black teenage girl searching for her identity when the world around her views her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to be politely ignored.

“It’s perfect.” —Samantha Irby

"A funny, clever, wild ride of a story about growing up and breaking free.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Touches upon matters of respectability and ‘presentableness,’ stigmas against discussing mental health issues in the black community and among young adults, and internalized and societal racism.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

 
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magical negro

Poetry. Tin House, 2019.

An archive of Black everydayness. Both elegy and jive, joke and declaration, songs of congregation and self-conception.

“If you’re anxious for your snug perspective to be rattled and ripped asunder, for the predictable landscape you stroll to become all but unrecognizable, for things you thought you knew to slap you into another consciousness―brethren, have I got the book for you. Bey’s bestie continues her reign with this restless, fierce, and insanely inventive way of walking through the world. Once again, children―ignore Ms. Parker at your peril.” ―Patricia Smith

 
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THERE ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAN BEYONCE

Poetry. Tin House, 2017.

The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist’s office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive.

"This singular poetry collection is a dynamic meditation on the experience of, and societal narratives surrounding, contemporary black womanhood. . . . These exquisite poems defy categorization." ―The New Yorker

 
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OTHER PEOPLE’S COMFORT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT

Poetry. Switchback Books, 1st Edition, 2015.

Finalist, Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award

“[These poems] tell everything exactly like it is, and they don't let us off the hook—about how we run this country, about race, about how we spend our time. They treat our private, public, and online lives with all the love and scorn they deserve.” ―Matthew Rohrer

“[Parker’s] work roves the surfaces of our American lives—gathering up material from reality TV, from the many products we consume and are shaped by, from the sound of America in our mouths, and the racket of it in our ears… Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night is hilarious and hard-hitting, and it ripples with energy, insight, and searing music." ―Tracy K. Smith