Somebody Give This Heart a Pen

Author:   Sophia Thakur
Publisher:   Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN:  

9781536209921


Pages:   112
Publication Date:   08 September 2020
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Format:   Hardback
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In a powerful debut, rising star Sophia Thakur brings her spoken word performance to the page. Be with yourself for a moment. Be yourself for a moment. Airplane mode everything but yourself for a moment. From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a stirring collection of coming-of-age poems exploring issues of identity, difference, perseverance, relationships, fear, loss, and joy. From youth to school to family life to falling in love and falling back out again--the poems draw on the author's experience as a young mixed-race woman trying to make sense of a lonely and complicated world. With a strong narrative voice and emotional empathy, this is poetry that will resonate with all young people, whatever their background and whatever their dreams.

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Author:   Sophia Thakur
Publisher:   Candlewick Press (MA)
Imprint:   Candlewick Press (MA)
Dimensions:   Width: 14.50cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.272kg
ISBN:  

9781536209921


ISBN 10:   1536209929
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   08 September 2020
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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The torrent of Thakur's spoken word poetry storms the page to flow, feed, and flood in this thunderous debut with broad reader appeal. Thakur, who is of Indian, Sri Lankan, and Gambian descent, offers a love letter to Black and brown readers that offers, at once, the intimacy of the self exposed and the universal power of story shared. A deluge of verse to dance in. --Kirkus Reviews


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Sophia Thakur has been performing since the age of sixteen and has a wide reach across social media. She has presented two TED Talks and has worked closely with young people, sharing her poems and the creative process. This is her first published collection. She lives in Middlesex, England.

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