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The Resource Breathe : a letter to my sons, Imani Perry

Breathe : a letter to my sons, Imani Perry

Label
Breathe : a letter to my sons
Title
Breathe
Title remainder
a letter to my sons
Statement of responsibility
Imani Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world. 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Imani
Dewey number
306.85/08996073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.P477 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Perry, Imani
  • African American mothers
  • African American educators
  • African American families
  • African American boys
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
Label
Breathe : a letter to my sons, Imani Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080274926
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780807076552
Lccn
2019003863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080274926
Label
Breathe : a letter to my sons, Imani Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080274926
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780807076552
Lccn
2019003863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080274926

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