Book Cover Image of Inheritance: A Visual Poem by Elizabeth Acevedo

Inheritance: A Visual Poem
by , Illustrated by Andrea Pippins

Publication Date: May 03, 2022
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780062931948
Imprint: Quill Tree Books
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

Hardcover Description:

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.

Paired with full-color illustrations by artist Andrea Pippins in a format that will appeal to fans of Mahogany L. Browne’s Black Girl Magic or Jason Reynolds’s For Everyone, this poem can now be read in a vibrant package, making it the ideal gift, treasure, or inspiration for readers of any age.