Somebody Give This Heart A Pen

ISBN-10: 1536222968
ISBN-13: 9781536222968
Author: Thakur, Sophia
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: September 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 112


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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 940L

Booksource Subjects

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Girls & Women *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings *

Description
In a powerful debut, rising star Sophia Thakur brings her spoken word performance to the page. Be with yourself for a moment. Be yourself for a moment. Airplane mode everything but yourself for a moment. From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a stirring collection of coming-of-age poems exploring issues of identity, difference, perseverance, relationships, fear, loss, and joy. From youth to school to family life to falling in love and falling back out again-the poems draw on the author's experience as a young mixed-race woman trying to make sense of a lonely and complicated world. With a strong narrative voice and emotional empathy, this is poetry that will resonate with all young people, whatever their background and whatever their dreams.
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