Say Her Name


By Zetta Elliott

Illustrated by Loveis Wise

Cover design or artwork by Loveis Wise

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Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls.

This collection features forty-nine powerful poems, four of which are tribute poems inspired by the works of Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Phillis Wheatley.

This provocative collection will move every reader to reflect, respond-and act.

  • Praise for Say Her Name:
  • "This collection is inspirational, uplifting, and encouraging for readers of all genders. Elliott may not think of herself as a poet, but her creativity and deft wielding of rich language prove otherwise."
    School Library Journal
  • "This empowering collection belongs on every shelf."

On Sale
Jan 4, 2020
Page Count
128 pages

Zetta Elliott

About the Author

Zetta Elliott is an award-winning author of forty books for young readers. Her first young adult poetry collection, Say Her Name, was nominated for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. Her picture book, A Place Inside of Me: a Poem to Heal the Heart, was a Caldecott Honoree and named a 2021 Notable Poetry Book by the National Council of Teachers of English. Her poetry has been published in We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices; New Daughters of Africa and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. She lives in Chicago, IL. Her website is

David Anthony Geary is a transdisciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums, for the last 25 years incorporating painting, printmaking, collage, assemblage, sculpture, and photography into his practice. His artistic training took place in New Orleans, LA at Xavier University. David's work has been featured several times in Starbucks store designs nationally, including the flagship Reserve Roastery. His Great Migration series is on permanent exhibition at the University of Chicago. He has also designed historical city landmarks in Chicago, such as the Ida B. Wells Memorial Marker and the Great Migration Suspension Bridge Marker. This is David's debut picture book. For more information visit:

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