Honorary Books to Read


By: Jacqueline Woodson

If You Come Softly is about Jeremiah who is fifteen and black and Ellie who is fifteen and white. They meet at a private school and fall in love and then have to deal with how society treats them because they’re an interracial couple. It was inspired by a poem by Audre Lorde that begins:

If you come softly

as the wind within the trees

you may hear what I hear

see what sorrow sees.

Great read that gives poetry to love and life. An all too familiar tale in our society today, but a truly amazing story.

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