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Author: Gwendolyn Brooks

Paperback : 16 pages

$
7.95
  • Publisher: Broadside Press
  • Fist Published: Jun 01, 1971
  • ISBN: 0910296553(978-0910296557)

In this book, Brooks offers an illustrated narrative that tells the child reader about the difference between being alone and being lonely, describing loneliness as a colorless, soundless state that makes one feel completely disconnected from the world.

Aloneness, on the other hand, is described as being “delicious,” for one recognizes him/herself in the quietness of the space (8). Aloneness is further described as being with “you […] and pulse and nature keep you company. The little minutes are there, building into hours: the minutes that are the bricks of days and years”

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