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Light for the World to See

book cover of Light for the World to See by Kwame Alexander
A powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events. A book in the tradition of James Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory,” Light for the World to See is a rap session on race. A lyrical response to the struggles of Black lives in our world . . . to America’s crisis of conscience . . . to the centuries of loss, endless resilience, and unstoppable hope.

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"Alexander's uniquely designed poems offer a useful entry point for conversations about racism in America."―Booklist