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Publisher — Farrar Straus & Giroux
Date Published — July 21, 2020
ISBN — 9780374307417

A Place Inside of Me

Zetta Elliott

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Publisher — Farrar Straus & Giroux
Date Published — July 21, 2020
ISBN — 9780374307417

In this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott, a Black child explores his shifting emotions throughout the year.

There is a place inside of me
a space deep down inside of me
where all my feelings hide.

Summertime is filled withjoy—skateboarding and playing basketballuntil his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring,feargrows intoanger, thenprideandpeace.

In her stunning debut, illustrator Noa Denmon articulates the depth and nuances of a child’s experiences following a police shooting—through grief and protests, healing and community—with washes of color as vibrant as his words.

Here is a groundbreaking narrative that can help all readers—children and adults alike—talk about the feelings hiding deep inside each of us.