Place Inside of Me


Author: Zetta Elliott


Illustrator: Noa Denmon

ELLIOTT, Zetta. A Place Inside of Me. A Poem to Heal the Heart. Illustrated by Noa Denmon. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux [2020]. 4to, [32]pp. Color pictorial boards. Purple endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). With a bookplate signed by the author, Zetta Elliott, laid in.

First edition. 2021 Caldecott Honor Book! In this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott, a Black child explores his shifting emotions throughout the year. A stunning debut from illustrator Noa Denmon that articulates the depth and nuances of a child’s experiences following a police shooting ― through grief and protests, healing and community ― with washes of color as vibrant as the words.