It’s the first day of our A Change Is Gonna Come read-along and blog tour! I’m so excited to start reading the stories with everyone and especially for some excellent blogs to join in on the fun! I’ve been looking forward to reading this BAME anthology since YALC this year (as there was such a huge hype around it), so it feels great to finally get around to reading the first story.
If you’re not aware, A Change Is Gonna Come is an anthology, written by YA BAME authors. It is filled with stories and poems and definitely seems like there’s something for everyone. This feels like such an important novel and a staple for the future readers of YA.
Today our story is Elders On The Wall by Musa Okwonga
This is the first story and first poem in the collection! I read it this morning (making sure that i’m keeping up with the read-along early!) and found it incredibly impactful and full of meaning. It’s a very difference style of poetry to what i’m used to reading, and to have a short burst (literally only 2 pages) of something different was really nice to read.
I think this poem kicks off the anthology and read-along perfectly. I really cannot wait to see what else this book has to offer. Let us know what you thought of the first poem and what your hopes for this book are!
We will be continuing tomorrow with Marionette Girl by Aisha Bushby.