A Place Inside of Me
A Poem to Heal the HeartBook - 2020
In this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott, a Black child explores his shifting emotions throughout the year. 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. In her stunning debut, illustrator Noa Denmon 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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2020
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaginated) : color illustrations ; 29 cm