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Read for a Lifetime 2022-2023 List: Call Us What We Carry

Illinois Center for the Book Reading Program

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About the Book

240 Pages Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing.  In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage.  Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning.  Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future. 

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