Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope

Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope

From NPR correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events.   A book in the tradition of James Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory,”  Light for the World to See is a rap session on race. A lyrical response to the struggles of Black lives in our world . . . to America’s crisis of conscience . . . to the centuries of loss, endless resilience, and unstoppable hope.   Includes an introduction by the author and a bold, graphically designed interior.

Title:Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope
ISBN:9780358539414
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  • Bookishrealm

    THIS. WAS. SO. POWERFUL...I'm not even sure how to explain how beautiful and meaningful this book was to me. This is only my second Kwame Alexander book and I loved it. This book is short and I highly...

  • Jenny

    This came in the mail today, I ripped open the package and read the whole thing standing in my kitchen. Powerful words and interesting visual elements, I can see myself revisiting this often. ...

  • Tammie

    This was so short and powerful - I'm not the biggest fan of poetry, but this was really impactful. The visuals also enhanced the words which I loved, but I do want to give this a go on audio as well i...

  • Sarah Krajewski

    I already knew two of the three poems in this book, including The Undefeated, which was the picture book that won the 2020 Caldecott. I love Kwame’s words, for they are powerful and will make reader...

  • Amy

    Kwame Alexander is a lyrical genius, which I already knew, but now I REALLY KNOW IT. America, read this one. ...

  • Noelle Kukenas

    Released today and I devoured it. I will read this again and again. It's right up there with James Baldwin's "A Report from Occupied Territory."...

  • Mr. Armstrong

    I'm going to read this many, many times....

  • Erin

    Powerful...

  • Eric

    Kwame Alexander is one of my favorite poets. I love his work. So when I saw this little volume in the bookstore I had to purchase it. I started reading the day I bought it back in October or November,...

  • Angelina

    I really love what Kwame Alexander did with colors and spacing around the poetry: the crosses on the flag, a mini-graveyard of remembrance, yellows and blacks like police-tape everywhere.... The poetr...