This poem embarks on an emotional journey, and I hope that my words have been respectful to all. For some readers, these verses may bring back painful memories. For others, a greater awareness of war’s images may come about.
Each day means a anew twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again.
Without emotion, what’s the point of being human.
Marie Lu (born 1984) is a Chinese-born author. Many of her novels appeal to young adult readers. She has lived in the United States since 1989 when her family left China during the Tiananmen Square Protest.
Books are a form of political action. Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.
Let your face speak what’s in your heart.
Ohio-born Toni Morrison (1931-2019) experienced the ultimate tributes given any novelist when she received the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her ground-breaking novel BELOVED and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Her many awards and published works were a testament to her gifts as a writer.