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Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope

Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope

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From NPR correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events. A book in the tradition of James Baldwin's "A Report from Occupied Territory," Light for the World to See is a rap session on race. A lyrical response to the struggles of Black lives in our world . . . to America's crisis of conscience . . . to the centuries of loss, endless resilience, and unstoppable hope. Includes an introduction by the author and a bold, graphically designed interior.

Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 11/17/2020
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.10h x 5.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780358539414

About the Author
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times best-selling author of more than 30 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. He is also the author of THE UNDEFEATED which garnered a Caldecott Medal, Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award and was on NBA longlist. He is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition currently serving as their poet ambassador. He lives with his family in the UK. Visit his website at

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