- In the fifty-odd years since James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time was published, entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress. But the idea that we are living in the post-civil rights era - that we are a "postracial" society - is a callous corruption of a truth that our nation must confront. This groundbreaking anthology on race in America brings together the most important voices of a new generation: shining light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestling with our predicament, and attempting to envision a better future.
Table of Contents:
- "The tradition / by Jericho Brown
- Introduction / by Jesmyn Ward
- Homegoing, AD / by Kima Jones
- The weight / by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
- Lonely in America / by Wendy S. Walters
- Where do we go from here? / by Isabel Wilkerson
- "The dear pledges of our love": a defense of Phillis Wheatley's husband / by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
- White rage / by Carol Anderson
- Cracking the code / by Jesmyn Ward
- Queries of unrest / by Clint Smith
- Blacker than thou / by Kevin Young
- Da art of storytellin' (a prequel) / by Kiese Laymon
- Black and blue / by Garnette Cadogan
- The condition of black life is one of mourning / by Claudia Rankine
- Know your rights! / by Emily Raboteau
- Composite pops / by Mitchell S. Jackson
- Theories of time and space / by Natasha Trethewey
- This far: notes on love and revolution / by Daniel Jose Older
- Message to my daughters / by Edwidge Danticat.
- Item content: English
Ages: 16 & up.
Grades: 11 & up.
1230L (source: Lexile)
- viii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- J305.896 F523wa
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- [Unknown Type]: jlg19118277