Say Her Name: Poems to Empower by Zetta Elliott
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 forty-nine powerful poems, four of which are tribute poems inspired by the works of Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Phillis Wheatley.
This provocative collection will move every reader to reflect, respond-and act.from Amazon
I picked up this collection of poetry because I had the opportunity to hear Zetta Elliott speak at the ALAN workshop in November. I’d actually forgotten about the book until one of my NCTE colleagues posted about it. Luckily for me, it was available in the library. I read it while I was out of town at the beginning of the month.