Everything Must Go by Kevin Cocal

Young Chicago Authors

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Everything Must Go is an illustrated collection of poems in the spirit of a graphic novel, a collaboration between poet Kevin Coval and illustrator Langston Allston. The book celebrates Chicago's Wicker Park in the late 1990's, Coval's home as a young artist, the ancestral neighborhood of his forebears, and a vibrant enclave populated by colorful characters. Allston's illustrations honor the neighborhood as it once was, before gentrification remade it. The book excavates and mourns that which has been lost in transition and serves as a template for understanding the process of displacement and reinvention currently reshaping American cities.
Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.2 x 9," 112 pages
Materials: Softcover book

Young Chicago Authors
(East Village)

Through creative writing, Young Chicago Authors helps young people from all backgrounds to understand the importance of their own stories and those of others, so that they can pursue the path they choose and work to make their communities more just and equitable. Founded twenty eight years ago by Bob Boone,YCA has become a home for teens and young adults looking for ways to express themselves and find a diverse community to inspire and support them. YCA’s programs ignite academic development and illuminate opportunities for post-high school study and work. Effectively, YCA offers young people a view of a tomorrow that is better than today.