|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|
|Size:||7.37in x 5.25in x 0.75in|
|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."|