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

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); Illustrated edition (July 21, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0374307415
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0374307417
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Kindergarten – 3
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.75 x 0.41 x 11.37 inches


Caldecott Honor Book
The Today Show’s Best Holiday Book

All Ages ALA Notable Book
Notable Children’s Book (ALSC)
Notable Poetry Book (NCTE)
The Top 100 Great Books for Kids at the Evanston Public Library

Winner of the Nerdy Award for Single Poem Picture Book

A Black child explores his changing emotions throughout the year in this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott.

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

Summertime is filled with joy as he skateboards and plays basketball until a police shooting leaves his community deeply wounded. Fear turns to anger, then pride, and finally peace as the seasons change from fall to winter to spring.

With washes of color as vibrant as his words, illustrator Noa Denmon articulates the depth and nuances of a child’s experiences following a police shootingthrough grief and protests, healing and community.

This is a ground-breaking story that can help all readers, children and adults alike, talk about the feelings hiding deep within us.


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