A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart

Author(s): Zetta Elliott

Hardback Picture Books | Social Issues

There is a place inside of me a space deep down inside of me where all my feelings hide.


In this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott, a Black child explores his shifting emotions throughout the year.


Summertime is filled with joy--skateboarding and playing basketball--until his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring, fear grows into anger, then pride and peace.


In her stunning debut, illustrator Noa Denmon articulates the depth and nuances of a child's experiences following a police shooting--through grief and protests, healing and community--with washes of color as vibrant as his words. Here is a groundbreaking narrative that can help all readers--children and adults alike--talk about the feelings hiding deep inside each of us.

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From award-winning author Zetta Elliott and rising star illustrator Noa Denmon comes a beautiful #OwnVoices poetic picture book about a brown child discovering and accepting their emotional landscape.

Zetta Elliott is a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. Her poetry has been published in We Rise, We Resist, We Raise our Voices, and her picture book, Bird, won the Honor Award in Lee & Low Books' New Voices Contest and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers. She lives in West Philadelphia. zettaelliott.com Noa Denmon is a Philadelphia-based artist and illustrator. She is a graduate of The University of the Arts with a BFA in illustration, and an MAT in arts and teaching. She loves patterns, pups, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a great cup of coffee, and all spicy foods. This is her first picture book. noadenmon.com

General Fields

  • : 9780374307417
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
  • : 0.3
  • : July 2020
  • : ---length:- '27.94'width:- '21.59'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Zetta Elliott
  • : Hardback
  • : Noa Denmon
  • : English
  • : 32