Written in true mixtape fashion, a collection of poems, rap lyrics, short stories, essays, interviews and artwork brings to life Chicago, the city that came to be known as “Chiraq” (“Chicago” + “Iraq”), and the people who live in its vibrant and occasionally violent neighborhoods.
From watching a sunset to finding a beetle, Richard Wright’s haiku puts everyday moments into focus. Paired with the photo-collage artwork of Nina Crews, Seeing into Tomorrow celebrates the lives of contemporary African American boys.
Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states.
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