he looks me hard in my eyes
& my knees lock into tree trunks
My eyes don’t dance like my heartbeat racing
They stare straight back hot daggers.
I remember things will never be the same.
I remember things.
Students and their teachers in grades 6-8 join celebrated author Mahogany L. Browne for a discussion on her new book Chlorine Sky: a novel-in-verse about an African American teen dealing with fractured friendships, first romances and her own empowering coming-of-age.
This event is produced through 92Y’s Young Leaders Series: a virtual education program that connects classrooms across the country with leading figures in the arts and humanities. The Series invites students to discover their own artistic and intellectual passions, identify resources to pursue those passions and shape the future of their world.