Bound To Stay Bound

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 Counting descent
 Author: Smith, Clint

 Publisher:  Write Bloody (2016)

 Dewey: 811
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 74 p.,  23 cm

 BTSB No: 827088 ISBN: 9781938912658
 Ages: 12-18 Grades: 7-12

 Black people -- Race identity -- Poetry
 African Americans -- Poetry
 American poetry
 Life change events -- Poetry

Price: $13.12

Coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences.

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