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The Resource When you learn the alphabet, by Kendra Allen

When you learn the alphabet, by Kendra Allen

Label
When you learn the alphabet
Title
When you learn the alphabet
Statement of responsibility
by Kendra Allen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kendra Allen's first collection of essays When You Learn the Alphabet--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 grapples with the lessons that have been stored between father and daughter as well as mother and daughter. These parental relationships expose the conditioning that subconsciously informed and encouraged her ideas on social issues such as colorism, feminism, war-induced PTSD, homophobia, marriage, and 'the n-word, ' among other things"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
"Winner of the Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1994-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, Kendra
Dewey number
  • 814/.6
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L4322
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Allen, Kendra
Label
When you learn the alphabet, by Kendra Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Citizens take out the trash
  • Full service
  • How to workshop n-words
  • Polar bear express
  • Boy is a white racist word
  • Don't gaslight the moonlight
  • The
  • beautiful ones always smash the picture
  • Dear life
  • Skin cracks, blood spills
  • Dark girls
  • Mama said on motherhood
  • The
  • cheapest casket
  • Bombs on fire
  • About American marriages
  • When you learn the alphabet
  • Father can you hear me
  • The
  • bitch had discipline
  • Legs on his shoulders
  • For sale, sometimes for free
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9781609386290
Lccn
2018032923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1061865339
  • (OCoLC)1061865339
  • 1001045
Label
When you learn the alphabet, by Kendra Allen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Citizens take out the trash
  • Full service
  • How to workshop n-words
  • Polar bear express
  • Boy is a white racist word
  • Don't gaslight the moonlight
  • The
  • beautiful ones always smash the picture
  • Dear life
  • Skin cracks, blood spills
  • Dark girls
  • Mama said on motherhood
  • The
  • cheapest casket
  • Bombs on fire
  • About American marriages
  • When you learn the alphabet
  • Father can you hear me
  • The
  • bitch had discipline
  • Legs on his shoulders
  • For sale, sometimes for free
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9781609386290
Lccn
2018032923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1061865339
  • (OCoLC)1061865339
  • 1001045

Library Locations

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