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2020-today Available For Free (Open Access) English Online Poetry Print Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

The Hill We Climb

An inaugural poem for the country

Drawing inspiration from other political and motivational speeches, the poem depict the U.S. as a nation with both struggles and strengths, and argues that progress doesn’t happen overnight, but rather requires patience and hard work.

Year of Release: 2021

Author(s): Amanda Gorman

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Online text: http://contentmanager.med.uvm.edu/docs/the_hill_we_climb/vccyf-documents/the_hill_we_climb.pdf?sfvrsn=44a33335_2

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2010-2019

With the Fire on High

The book tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emon’s life as a teenage mother living with her grandmother dealing with difficult decisions. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy Malachi and managing her small family’s life are daily tasks for the young woman. In order to manage them, the kitchen becomes the one place where she can let everything go and where the magic happens.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38739562-with-the-fire-on-high

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ISBN: 006266283X

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B079WW2QKM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B07MWDPBK6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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