CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship is IN, and it's from Kirkus, and it's a star!
I'm honored and delighted to share this with the whole team: co-author Charles Waters, illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, and the find folks at Carolrhoda/Lerner.
You can read the full review at Kirkus, and here is the closing sentence:
"A brave and touching portrayal worthy of sharing in classrooms across America." - Kirkus / STARRED
Readers, it's the "brave" that makes my heart pirouette. Talking about race and racism isn't easy. But if shy, private me can be brave, others can too. Let's do it together, shall we?
Congratulations to all! I'm looking forward to it, Irene!ReplyDelete
Wonderful review, Brave Irene! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Hey Poetic forever friend. Hooray for our book and hooray for friendship, mistakes and understanding. We're on our way!ReplyDelete
YOU are a star - Congrats to the whole team! Been waiting for this one... XOReplyDelete
So happy for you and Charles! I can't wait to get my hands and heart on that book! Looking forward to your visit in February and NCTEReplyDelete