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The Second Child

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The Second Child

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Deborah Garrison
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Poetry, Fiction

We gave it an A-

In Acolytes her 12th poetry collection, Nikki Giovanni celebrates down-home comforts (recipes included!) and takes bigotry to task.

Sample Verse
”Poems are not beer commercials…. They need to bring down presidents who/Start wars they themselves wouldn’t go to.”

Bottom Line
Jarringly varied subjects ā€” from rainbows to slain civil rights icon Emmett Till ā€” are held together by Giovanni’s distinctively frank yet often playful voice.