FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME
Middle-grade novel, out 7/30/2019 from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
For Black Girls Like Me is a lyrical coming-of-age story about about adoption, family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity. Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family. For Black Girls Like Me is for anyone who has ever asked themselves: How do you figure out where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?
Learn more about the book here.
THE LUCKY DAUGHTER
Poetry, now available: $10.00. Damaged Goods Press, 2017.
- “hummingbird music camp— summer, 1997” Paper Darts Magazine
- “night sweats” Perigee— Apogee Journal
- “mountains” Bodega Magazine, Issue 49
- “What A Black Woman Wishes Her Adoptive White Parents Knew” BuzzFeed NEWS Reader
- “June 12, 2016” Pulsamos: LGBTQ poets respond to the Pulse Night Club shooting, Glass Poetry Press
- “dear sis” #bozalta4blacklives, Issue 2, Bozalta Journal
- “kneel” Colorado Review, Summer 2017
- “prunus persica” Read America(s): An Anthology, Locked Horn Press
- “oakland, 2010” & “courses” Washington Square, Issue 36
- “Georgia Slave Code, 1848” & “the lucky daughter” Uncommon Core: Contemporary poems for learning and living