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Light for the World to See
Light for the World to See | Kwame Alexander
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A collection of three powerful poems that take on racism and Black resistance in America by New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander. Includes an introduction by the author.
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kspenmoll
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#12booksof2021 Catching up today. # 1,2,3.
Ghostly fiction, YA, poetry.
Thanks for the tag Diane!

megnews I really liked Light for the World to See. 6mo
Andrew65 Some good choices. 6mo
Crazeedi Very interesting choices!! 6mo
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kspenmoll @megnews 💕💕 6mo
kspenmoll @Andrew65 Thanks! Each book gave me its own unique take away. (edited) 6mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi 💜💚❤️ 6mo
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Twocougs
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I needed some Kwame tonight. He never disappoints.

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gibblr
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Tiny little book that packs a big punch. It‘s amazing how a few words can hold so much meaning and be so powerful. Of the three poems, American Bullet Points hit hardest.

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kspenmoll
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Here is my # bookspinbingo for April. Read #7, 13 #bookspin #doulebookspine. #TBR #axethestacks
1st column on left is my bingo! Planning to keep unread books for May.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress!!! 1y
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kspenmoll
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#weeklyreport

Still reading Fear In the Sunlight, listening to Cold Mourning. A good week- I have been on spring break all week, giving me plenty of reading time.

Cinfhen Hurray for spring break 💗😁glad you‘re enjoying your time off 1y
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megnews
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WOW.

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4thhouseontheleft
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A short, but powerful book of poems about George Floyd, Obama and Colin Kaepernick and detailing the black experience in America today. Maya and I listened to it over her lunch break. We will definitely listen to it again.

#booked2021 #under150pages
#integrateyourshelf
#pop21 different format from what I normally read (poetry)
#nonfiction2021 #byaPOC

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds good! 1y
Megabooks These are fantastic poems! 1y
Kalalalatja Oh, sounds really interesting! 1y
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Cathythoughts Sounds good 1y
Cinfhen I forgot I bought this during an Audible sale...thanks for the reminder 😊 1y
4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks your review is what prompted me to read it! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen My only complaint is I wish it was longer! 1y
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Floresj
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I rarely read poetry, but this 1000 word rhythmic book might change my mind. Three poems are written about Floyd, Kaepernick, and Obama. Not a lot of words, but Alexander strung them together to make a large impact.

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Megabooks
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Kwame Alexander wrote short, rhythmic poems about three major Black experiences: the killing of George Floyd, Colin Kaepernick taking a knee for the national anthem, and the election of Barack Obama. The #audiobook is brief but moving, and there‘s definitely a lot to be gained by listening! (In fact, I may try to do poetry more often on audio in general.)

#writteninverse #booked2021

KathyWheeler To me, poetry can be a lot like plays — the performance is integral to the work, so you often miss something if you read it. 1y
Megabooks @KathyWheeler I completely agree now! I had never given it enough thought until recently. 1y
Cinfhen I bought this awhile ago! Thanks for the reminder 1y
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Megabooks @Cinfhen 😘😘 1y
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I only learned that when I taught English. Students really responded to poetry when I read it out loud. 1y
4thhouseontheleft I just placed a hold for the 🎧 📖, great review! 1y
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft great! I hope you enjoy it! 1y
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CoffeeK8
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I need beauty right now, but I need beauty that isn‘t blind to the realities of the world we live in. This poem in book form is that beauty.

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CoffeeK8
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A small book with a big message 😢

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I adore Kwame Alexander, especially how accessible his writing is for young readers. And I‘m not a huge poetry reader, but I had to read this. It‘s written/marketed for adults but think teens would enjoy it... it consists of 3 poems presented in a visual way. The 1st is a response to George Floyd & police murders of black people, the 2nd is responding to athletes taking a knee and the 3rd is response to Obama‘s victory in ‘08. Very powerful

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licia.reads
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I‘m really not a poetry person, but this brought tears to my eyes. And I appreciate the hopeful ending. #blacklivesmatter #blitsy #poetry

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WanderingBookaneer
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3 poems:
One written after the killing of George Floyd,
the second after Colin Kaepernick first kneeled,
the last after the birth of his second daughter just after Obama was elected to his first term.

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