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"Anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society. Foreword by COMMON"--
Paperback, 94 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by Norwood House Press (first published September 1st 2012)
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Riley
This book was amazing!!! I have said before that I am not a fan of poetry, but that perspective has changed! I may not be a fan of certain types of poetry, but when it was in this type of concept, I LOVED IT! I have to admit, I didn't understand the meaning of some of the poems at first, but when I read the poems a second time, I immediately got it. Some of the meanings behind this book really stood out to me. It made me think about certain topics in another perspective. I highly recommend this ...more
Dina
This book is a collection of poems dealing with all kinds of issues related to inequality and social injustice. There are poems about racism, sexism, etc. Though I am not a "poetry person", I do think that readers at high school level or above who like poetry would find this volume interesting and though-provoking, especially since it deals with sensitive issues in a bold manner.
Gail
Gail Bush is a member of the selection committee for the Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year Program. http://www.suburbanmosaicbooks.org Suburban Mosaic’s purpose is to foster cultural understanding and promote social justice. Indivisible is an anthology of poems that illustrate the journey we, as humans, experience and the issues we deal with in American society. This anthology has been a work in progress for years, as permission was granted from each 20th century poet, before the poem could be in ...more
Crystal
I enjoyed the collection, but like with any collection, there were some that spoke to me more than others. Liberty Needs Glasses by Tupac, Misery by Langston Hughes, Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Harjo, and Other People's Lives by Alice Mishkin were some of my favorites.
Sam
Some people love poetry. They like the rhythm, the flow of the words, the musicality of the art. If you love poetry, you don't need me to tell you to check it out. If you don't like poetry - if you've never really gotten it - try reading Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice. This book is for poetry lovers and haters alike.

America is founded on big dreams and high ideals but the reality sometimes is stark and harsh. Take a journey through what it means to be American with this beautifully select
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Allison
Powerful collection of poems about inequality (and calling for equality). Race, gender, sexual orientation, and more are all explored.
Sam
This book was very deep. It expressed poems from both sides of racial issues, and was very touching. Some poems are very hard to understand, and need to be read once, twice, or three times.
Toby
Rather than 'a dead thing on a page', poetry can be a mirror, a window or a sliding glass door, inviting readers to experience the range of American diversity. Carefully selected for excellence, the poems collected in Indivisible shine the light on all forms of cultural injustice, but in the end, offer hope for the future. Here is Edwin Markham's poem Outwitted: He drew a circle that shut me out - / Heretic, a rebel, a thing to flout. / But Love and I had the wit to win: / We drew a circle that ...more
Edmund Davis-Quinn
Ok really I read through page 56 and skimmed the rest because I need to return it to the library.

Nice group of poems but not exceptional for me.

There are better collections out there.
Michael
Lovely collection of poetry that students will appreciate.
Rachel Wexelbaum
OK selection of poems...but not the best of the best.
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