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[Poetry Friday] I Am a Mirror, I Am Loved

I reflect the strengths Of my people And for that alone I am loved

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Have you seen the poetry collection entitled I Am Loved? This anthology for kids features poems written by Nikki Giovanni that were hand selected by Newbery honoree Ashley Bryan (Freedom Over Me). Ashley Bryan’s watercolor illustrations create a visual masterpiece and bring to life Nikki Giovanni’s beautiful words.

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Featured below is one of the poems from the book that sends a powerful message about love. Heidi of My Juicy Little Universe is hosting the Poetry Friday round-up this week!


I Am a Mirror

by Nikki Giovanni

I am a mirror

I reflect the grace
Of my mother
The tenacity
Of my grandmother
The patience
Of my grandfather
The sweat
Of my great-grandmother
The hope
Of my great-grandfather
The songs
Of my ancestors
The prayers
Of those on the auction block
The bravery
Of those in the middle passage

I reflect the strengths
Of my people
And for that alone
I am loved

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5 comments on “[Poetry Friday] I Am a Mirror, I Am Loved

  1. That poem is beautiful, and the cover is gorgeous. Another collection for my to-read list. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Such an important message: we are loved not for what we do, but simply because we ARE. Thank you for sharing! xo

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  3. Beautiful poem of family and love, and gorgeous art, thanks Fats!

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  4. I love this double sided mirror that reflects “the strengths of my people” and also of the speaker. Thanks for letting us know about this book!

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  5. Kay Mcgriff

    That is a beautiful poem. And the illustration on the cover of this book is spectacular. It’s one I want to read!

    Liked by 1 person

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