Light for the World to See by Kwame Alexander audiobook
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Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope

By Kwame Alexander
Read by Kwame Alexander

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Audio 9780358539414

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358555124

  • ISBN: 9781665023832

  • ISBN: 9781665023849

Runtime: 0.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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. It is 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[Kwame Alexander’s] three wonderfully performed poems—“American Bullet Points,” “Take a Knee,” and “The Undefeated”—are a potent combination of elegy, protest, and celebration of Black triumph. Listeners should see the print edition for its striking visual elements. And listen to the audiobook for Alexander’s incredibly powerful performance. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A brave intervention by a talented writer of conviction. Alexander’s uniquely designed poems offer a useful entry point for conversations about racism in America.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Kwame Alexander

Author Bio: Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, speaker, educator, and bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children. His other works include the novels He Said, She Said and Booked, as well as his nonfiction debut, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life. He is the cofounder of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 0.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English