A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart

Race & Racism
A Place Inside of Me
Author(s):
Zetta Elliott
Illustrator(s):
Noa Denmon
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN:
978-0374307417
Year:
Race & Racism

There is a place inside of me
a space deep down inside of me
where all my feelings hide.


Summertime is filled with joy―skateboarding and playing basketball―until his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring, fear grows into anger, then pride and peace. This book articulates the depth and nuances of a child’s experiences following a police shooting―through grief and protests, healing and community―with washes of color as vibrant as his words.

 

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