Urban Legends and Wicked Spells: The Rise of Black YA Horror

There’s just something special about Black horror. Sometimes that means horror with Black people in it and sometimes it means where Blackness is as central to the story as the horror is. But we know it when we see it. With this resurgence of young adult horror has come the rise of YA Black horror. Some of it shares space with science fiction or fantasy, while some leans in on the teen slasher format. Regardless, almost all of it deals with race and racism, with the horrors of being a Black teen in a world that has been designed to crush you at every opportunity, and with the thrill and power of fighting back.

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