Written by Ntozake Shange
Illustrated by Rod Brown
This collection of poetry by Ntozake Shange expresses the hardships of slavery and the determination of seeking freedom. There are some graphic lines/stanzas referring to death and killing. There is also an image that shows slaves being whipped. Because this book depicts some of the horrid experiences and brutal realities of slavery, I believe that one should exercise caution with reading this book to younger audiences. Read more >>
Originally posted on March 30. 2021.