Say Her Name

Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise

nonfiction feminism poetry young adult
challenging reflective slow-paced

missing page info | first published 2020

For ages 12 and up. Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls.

This collection features 49 powerful poems, four of which are tribute poems inspired by the works of Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Phillis Wheatley.

This collection aims to move every listener to reflect, respond—and act.

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