Author: Allyson Horton
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Third World Press
These Poems By Allyson Horton are proof that in the age of Google and social media, the steadfastness of intricate storytelling and lyrical balance will never be lost. As Horton writes, “Truth is stranger than fruit/blacker the berry/sweeter the pluck.” Horton’s tongue is the rich, complicated pluck. Rapid Tongue.
Allyson Horton is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University and received her MFA in creative writing from Butler University. Her poetry has been published in the anthology Turn the Page and You Don’t Stop! Sharing Successful Chapters In Our Lives With Youth and also featured in The Wabash Watershed a journal featuring six Indiana women poets.
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Gordon founded the Here Wee Read platform, which highlights diversity in children’s books, featuring multiple races, cultures and religions. The curated books also teach children about important subjects such as immigration and politics.
Through “50 States 50 Books”, Gordon and her two children are sending these significant books to non-profit organizations, libraries, schools, and more, to every state in the country.
Since launching this project, Gordon shares that several people have felt inspired to help, and have bought titles from Here Wee Read’s Amazon Wish List, that includes multiple sections such as “Juneteenth Books”; “Asian Picture & Chapter Books”; and “Latino/Bilingual Picture Books”. READ MORE........