In this award-winning volume, Woodson writes the story of her life in a series of poems. Each poem stands alone, but when read together, they form a a compelling story of heartbreak, love, and the magic of story. Woodson’s poems are specific to her own upbringing, but also universal, with themes of family, disappointment, and perseverance. Deep, beautiful, and oh-so-readable. This volume is worth checking out, even if you’ve never loved poetry before.
-Suzanne Krohn, Griffin Free Volunteer