Inheritance: A Visual Poem

Category: Book
By (author): Acevedo, Elizabeth
Illustrated By: Pippins, Andrea
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Poetry
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 7.37in x 5.25in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*

They tell me to "fix" my hair.

And by fix, they mean straighten, they mean whiten;

but how do you fix this shipwrecked

history of hair?

In her most famous spoken-word poem, author of the Pura Belpré-winning novel-in-verse The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo embraces all the complexities of Black hair and Afro-Latinidad-the history, pain, pride, and powerful love of that inheritance.

Paired with full-color illustrations by artist Andrea Pippins in a format that will appeal to fans of Mahogany L. Browne's Black Girl Magic or Jason Reynolds's For Everyone, this poem can now be read in a vibrant package, making it the ideal gift, treasure, or inspiration for readers of any age.

Review Quote*"An incredible amount of reflection appears in this slim volume, making this a wonderful choice for group discussions. Brave, sharp, and powerful."
Review Quote*"In this small book, every square inch of every page is full of color and visual depictions of the poem's evocative lines. The palette in Pippin's illustrations-every shade of brown and warm terracotta earth tones-echoes the poem's sentiments... [a] beautiful, inviting presentation of Acevedo's poem."
Review Quote*"In spoken-word lines that explicate the tension between what people say and what they mean, Acevedo (Clap When You Land) confronts the cultural specter of hair-related prejudice through the lens of colonial history and Afro-Dominican identity."