Oh, my heart! Say Her Name is truly one of the most stunning collections of poems I’ve ever read. It is equal parts inspiring, uplifting, and heartwrenching. I read this book three times in one night, trying to figure out which poem was my favorite (I couldn’t pick just one, FYI). I felt like each poem was written with me in mind. It was like Zetta Elliott could see me - my fears, my hopes, my strengths. Then, I was lucky enough to connect with the amazing author herself, who provided me with an ARC with illustrations. Wow. The illustrations by Loveis Wise are simple, yet bold and powerful. They truly add so much depth to the already gorgeous poems.
Say Her Name is a remarkable love letter to all of the beautiful, strong Black women in the world. Zetta Elliott - I cannot send enough thank yous for seeing us, believing in us, and lifting us up with these brilliant poems!