An interplay of poetry and art showcases a Black family during the first summer of COVID. In three breaths, the teen narrator describes how his family copes with the challenges of that time.
- Fiction, Poetry, Verse Novel, African American
- Notable Children's Books 2023, Randolph Caldecott Medal 2023 (Honor Title)
- Age: Older
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9781534439467
From the 2023 Caldecott press release:
A Black family finds it difficult to breathe due to pandemic anxiety and crushing oppression of systemic racism, discovering a lifeline in their connections with one another. Griffin’s mixed-media collage illustrations both capture the tone of the poetic text and invite readers to create personal meanings.