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Read an excerpt from a brand new biography of Octavia Butler.

Emily Temple

August 19, 2021, 10:27am

Today, i09 shared an excerpt from Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler, a biography of the legendary SF author for young readers, told in verse and prose by Ibi Zoboi, who was one of Butler’s students at the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop—and who, as you may know, is herself now a bestselling writer and a National Book Award finalist for her young adult novel American Street. i09 also shared the cover, which was designed by Anna Booth and features art by Zharia Shinn:

Intrigued? Read the excerpt here. (Star Child will be published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on January 25.)

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