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Breathe : a letter to my sons

Perry, Imani 1972- (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0807076554
  • ISBN: 9780807076552
  • ISBN: 9780807076552 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0807076554 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 163 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: "Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding beauty and possibility in life--and she exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find steady footing and inspiration in Black tradition. Perry draws upon the ideas of figures such as James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Ida B. Wells. She shares vulnerabilities and insight from her own life and from encounters in places as varied as the West Side of Chicago; Birmingham, Alabama; and New England prep schools. Breathe offers a broader meditation on race, gender, and the meaning of a life well lived and is also an unforgettable lesson in Black resistance and resilience"--
Subject: United States Race relations
Racism United States
African Americans Social conditions
African American boys Social conditions
African American families
African American educators Biography
African American mothers Biography
Perry, Imani 1972-

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