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Aug 11, 2020 | ISBN 9780593121610

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“The essays, stories, poems and letters…. make plain that the hard conversations we all need to have about race are part of a broad reckoning with our nation’s history. The book’s black-and-white images project love and support.” –The New York Times

“This star-studded collection of #ownvoices authors calls readers in for necessary reminders in service of everyday actions that we must pursue to cultivate real change.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Though readers of color may find a number of these entries far too familiar, there is striking versatility in the approaches, cultures, and experiences of the authors that will compel readers of all backgrounds to continue forward.“ —Booklist, Starred Review

“Validating for readers already familiar with these kinds of talks and importantly enlightening for those to whom the ideas of such restrictions are new.” —The Bulletin, Starred Review

“Through contributors’ personal experiences with systemic issues, readers will recognize the necessity of having open dialogue with loved ones. A compelling call to action.” Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

“A well-conceived anthology that provides much-needed enlightenment and opportunity for both reflection and discussion.” —The Horn Book

A heartfelt collection that speaks to the multifaceted and nuanced struggles of marginalized people.” School Library Journal

“This collection should speak to any child or adult–especially BIPOC children and adults–who has been affected by systemic racism and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement….An anthology filled with abiding inspirational messages of self-love and love for others.” —Shelf Awareness  

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