We Are Shining (Hardcover)

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Some books are mirrors; other books are windows. Brooks’ poem-in-picture-book-form is a beautiful combination of both that affirms and celebrates everyone’s right to a shining future. If everyone were as empathetic and self-reflective as the girl in this book, our world would look very different from the one we live in now. Read this book to yourself, to the kids in your life, to your parents, to your friends - to anyone who will listen!


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From Gwendolyn Brooks, U.S. Poet Laureate and the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize, and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist comes We Are Shining. Marking the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks, this powerful picture book is a celebration of the diversity of our world. This life-affirming poem is now illustrated for the very first time, with stunning, vibrant images.

A story of our shared humanity, Gwendolyn Brooks honors the beauty of our world and the many different people in it. Brooks speaks to all children of the world in this moving poem about acceptance, stressing that every child should have the opportunity for a shining future and offering hope for a better tomorrow.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062570666
ISBN-10: 0062570668
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English