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Kiana's Poetic Awakenings

Poetry sits in the center of Awakenings.

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May 2014

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Maya Angelou

Praying for Maya Angelou

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Beauty within the scars of oppression

When I read reviews about my poetry collection, I am always amazed and thankful. I had no idea my poetry would be used as a tool to help people.

Digging For Roots Book Review:
Kiana Davis has written a book of poems, Digging for Roots, that embodies the experiences of so many students and adults in this country. Kiana has laid herself bare in a series of poems about her struggles as a young Black woman developing identity. After reading the poems, I was so impressed with her transparency and the relevance of her words to the work I do with teachers and students that I immediately recommended the book to a principal who was beginning a book study. I believe Kiana’s book paints a very clear picture of the world in which students of color and students of poverty live and attempt to navigate systems that are not designed for them. I would recommend this book to adolescents, particularly young women of color and anyone who works with this population.

Erin Jones
Parent of three teenage students
Director of AVID
Tacoma Public Schools

Please purchase a copy of Digging For Roots on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160944082X
or
Digging For Roots Ebook
http://www.e-junkie.com/diggingforroots/product/489213.php

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Poem I wrote after a 30 minute writing challenge!
I plan to write everyday for at least 30 minutes.
Do you write everyday?

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