by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson
From the stunning cover art to the accessible length of the pieces included in this anthology, Recognize! draws readers into a rich portrait of what it means to be Black in America. As editors Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson note in their forward, "The poetry, essays, short stories, and letters cover a broad spectrum of the Black experience - an experience infused with determination, endurance, creativity, pride, and joy as well as struggle." Selections from some of the most celebrated voices in contemporary children's literature including Nikki Grimes, Carole Boston Weatherford, and Ibi Zoboi are presented alongside work from intellectuals and writers throughout history. A section of full-color artwork completes this engaging package. For readers of any age, each piece in this anthology provides space for deep reflection and recognition that Black Lives Matter.
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