His Own Where

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“This June Jordan treasure is a rare piece of fiction from one of America's most vital poets and political essayists—a tender story of young love in the face of generational opposition, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet that sings and sways.”—Walter Mosley

"There must be bridges if we are to reach our young. His Own Where promises to be one."—New York Times Book Review (1971)

Nominated for a National Book Award in 1971, His Own Where is the story ...

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Overview

“This June Jordan treasure is a rare piece of fiction from one of America's most vital poets and political essayists—a tender story of young love in the face of generational opposition, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet that sings and sways.”—Walter Mosley

"There must be bridges if we are to reach our young. His Own Where promises to be one."—New York Times Book Review (1971)

Nominated for a National Book Award in 1971, His Own Where is the story of Buddy, a fifteen-year-old boy whose world is spinning out of control. He meets Angela, whose angry parents accuse her of being "wild." When life falls apart for Buddy and his father, and when Angela is attacked at home, they take action to create their own way of staying alive in Brooklyn. In the process, the two find refuge in one another and learn that love is real and necessary. His Own Where was one of The New York Times' Most Outstanding Books and was on the American Library Association's list of Best Books in 1971.

June Jordan was a poet, essayist, journalist, dramatist, activist, and educator known for challenging oppression through her inspirational words and actions. She was the founder of Poetry for the People at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught for many years. The author of over twenty books, her poetry is collected in Directed by Desire; her selected essays in Some of Us Did Not Die

Sapphire is the author of American Dreams, Black Wings & Blind Angels, and Push, which has been made into a motion picture called Precious.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558616585
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Contemporary Classics
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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June Jordan was a poet, essayist, journalist, dramatist, academic, and activist known for challenging oppression through her inspirational words and actions. She published 28 books and received many awards and honors, including a Rockefeller grant, the New York Council of the Humanities award, and a lifetime achievement award from the National Black Writers' Conference. Jordan died of cancer in 2002. Sapphire burst on to the literary scene in 1994 with American Dreams. When her novel Push was published, it was compared to The Color Purple; became required reading in freshman English classes; and was translated around the world. The film, now called Precious, starring Mo'nique, and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, will be released in November 2009.
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