A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
21 Jul 2020
Black Joy | Emotions | Peace
From the publisher,
"In this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott, a Black child explores his shifting emotions throughout the year.
There is a place inside of me
a space deep down inside of me
where all my feelings hide.
Summertime is filled withÔ_joy_ãâskateboarding and playing basketball_ãâuntil his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring,Ô_fearÔ_grows intoÔ_anger, thenÔ_prideÔ_andÔ_peace.
In her stunning debut, illustrator Noa Denmon articulates the depth and nuances of a child_ã_s experiences following a police shooting_ãâthrough grief and protests, healing and community_ãâwith washes of color as vibrant as his words.
Here is a groundbreaking narrative that can help all readers_ãâchildren and adults alike_ãâtalk about the feelings hiding deep inside each of us."
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