la herradura, s.v.—¿Do I have a
mother? Have her pinkie in my hand
crossing the street? Have her breath on
my hair as she sings arru-rru mi niño to
sleep. ¿Don’t you mean where? ¿What
was your question? I’m older. Think
more about memory. It makes me
crazy. Obsessed. Her warm breasts on
my belly as she knelt to tell me todo va
estar bien. I’ll never see her again was
the fear as if she’s gone, died, will never
come back. I whispered it hidden in read more »
Featuring: Elizabeth Acevedo, Mahogany Browne, Carrie Fountain, and Marilyn Nelson.
These writers bring to life real-world youth awakening to activism. They show young people of color for whom defiance holds the key to decoding the complexities of our shared histories.