When You Learn the Alphabet

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Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction
Multicultural Interest , Nonfiction (Adult)
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Description

Kendra Allen’s first collection of essays—at its core—is a bunch of mad stories about things she never learned to let go of. Unifying personal narrative and cultural commentary, this collection...

Advance Praise

“Kendra Allen’s When You Learn the Alphabet is a roaring meditation on what black daughters in our nation do with what and how they’ve been taught. The book brilliantly animates the formal and...

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