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Cover of Inheritance: A Visual Poem
A review of Inheritance: A Visual Poem by Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Inheritance: A Visual Poem weaves themes of identity, self-love, generational trauma, and beauty standards into a lovely poem. Beautiful illustrations by Andrea Pippins work in tandem with Acevedo’s words to create an immersive experience that pulls the reader further into the poem. Though it is a short read, it is touching and rousing in ways that other longer books may fall short.

I loved the way that the images mimicked the words and I felt honored to be given the opportunity to experience this collective work of art. I would suggest this book to anybody who wants to learn more about identity and the meaning and beauty of black hair.

--reviewed by Rachel L.

Jan 27, 2023