In vivid free verse, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also describes the joy of finding her voice through writing.
Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one?
These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation. Suspicion Nation outlines the six biggest mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose this “winnable case,” and the laws and biases that created the conditions for this tragedy.
In Hip Hop Wars, Trisa Rose states, “Hip Hop is not dead, but it is gravely ill.” She explores the most crucial issues underlying the polarized claims on each side of the debate: Does hip hop cause violence, or merely reflect a violent ghetto culture? Is hip hop sexist, or are its detractors simply anti-sex? Hip Hops Wars explores the divisive, vitriolic debate about race and culture in America, concluding with a call for the revitalization of the progressive and creative heart of hip hop.