Blacl Girl You Are Atlas

BLACK GIRL YOU ARE ATLAS written by Renee Watson, illustrated by Euka Holmes

I’ve long followed Renee Watson because of the lyricism of her prose but the magnificence of her rhythms and imagery in her semi autobiographical memoir, BLACK GIRL YOU ARE ATLAS, wowed me anew! Race, class and gender are eloquently rendered in poems of possibilities, celebration and the power of womanhood. There are two more wonders in this title, Watson’s rich reading and Ekua Holmes’ brilliant collages. Find the book at this Indy link below.