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Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers? by Junauda Petrus
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Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers? by Junauda Petrus
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Apr 04, 2023 | ISBN 9780593462331

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

★ “A reverie of a book, offering criticism delivered with honey about our current state of affairs. It’s not at all as far-fetched as it sounds.”—School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Lush, luminous, and celebratory, the words and images of this poem turned picture book offer a powerful meditation on intergenerational bonds and community care. [With] jewel-bright illustrations…this moving portrait of a precinct-free world…[capture] the vivacious energy of elders “comfortable in loving fiercely” that’s reflected in the language’s soaring weightlessness.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ ”Unconditional love and community-based care lay at the heart of this radical and linguistically delicious picture book that invites conversations about relationships in communities of color. Uroda’s luminous illustrations capture the verve, courage, and sensuality of grandmas (who sometimes look like grandpas—a nod to gender inclusivity and complex grand-families); the richness of Black and brown communities; and the resources they possess to heal their own wounds.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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