Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Childrenby Jaiya John
This second edition contains 8 NEW POEMS. Beautiful is much more than a source of inspiration. Its words reveal the majesty and vulnerability of all children. Beautiful is an empowerment anthem for youth, a resource for those who love, care
The many fictional voices of displaced children in Beautiful are inspired by youth Jaiya John has worked with over a lifetime.
This second edition contains 8 NEW POEMS. Beautiful is much more than a source of inspiration. Its words reveal the majesty and vulnerability of all children. Beautiful is an empowerment anthem for youth, a resource for those who love, care for, and work with these purposeful souls. Child light shines through these pages, asserting the demand of our young for their dignity, while portraying their limitless power to heal, grow, and flourish.
A poetic companion to Jaiya John's Reflection Pond, Beautiful is the kind of treasure we polish repeatedly, its truth seeping into our compassion. Struggle and triumph. Solitude and belonging. A journey of sunflowers toward the sun of selfhood. In these pages we find Beauty born.
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As a professional who works with undervalued children and youth I was rocked by Beautiful. This is the most honoring, uplifting, loving, tender, compassionate collection of poems written about the young people I serve. It has been instrumental in enriching my practice and my personal growth. The book provides a rare, priceless glimpse into a soul of a young person who is facing this hostile world, and I was deeply touched by the depiction of heartbreaking internal realities of the precious ones. Our young ones are too often victimized, criminalized, demonized, abused and stripped of their dignity and humanity. This book is a divine mirror, reflecting the power, beauty, nobility and preciousness of the young people, reminding them of their inherent, God-given worth. Beautiful is a medicine that should be prescribed and freely shared with the youth. It should also be a mandatory read for all adults who interact with undervalued children. So please, share this book with youth and adults alike, spread it like a purifying wildfire… It truly is an antidote to the world’s poison.