Inheritance: A Visual Poem
Written by Elizabeth Acevedo
Illustrated by Andrea Pippins
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
They tell me to “fix” my hair.
And by fix, they mean straighten, they mean whiten;
but how do you fix this shipwrecked
history of hair?
In her most famous spoken-word poem, author of the Pura Belpré-winning novel-in-verse The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo embraces all the complexities of Black hair and Afro-Latinidad—the history, pain, pride, and powerful love of that inheritance.
Primary ISBN: 9780062931948
Publication Date: May 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Graphic Novel, Age 13 or older
Community Represented: Dominican/Dominican American
Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Body Image, Coming of Age, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Racial, Genre: Poetry, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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