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Black Girl, Call Home: 04/26/21
Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans is a collection of poetry. The blurb describes it as being about "race, feminism, and queer identity." The poetry is raw, emotional, and often blunt.
The poems are collected together in themes: childhood, mother/daughter relationships, motherhood, single motherhood, death of a child, police brutality, being transgender, being queer, and so forth. Some of the poems quote other works. Some are taken directly from the news. Some bring in lyrics. For the ones that draw on other sources, there are footnotes.
I recommend everyone read this collection. It's important, especially if you're like me: a white person who grew up in suburbia.