Graphite by Patricia Frazier

Young Chicago Authors

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Patricia Frazier’s Graphite is an ode to her grandmother and childhood home, the Ida B. Wells Projects, both which the poet lost to city- and state-sanctioned discrimination. The chapbook investigates loss and gentrification, particularly their effects on black young people from Chicago, whose political movement, resilience, and ability to make celebration after pain, drive these poems.
Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.3 x 7.6", 44 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.