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"America, shredded" by Padma Venkatraman

Updated: Oct 7, 2022

America, shredded

"We can protect our children," we cry

"Rip

'inclusive'

books!" Bullets

rip

Blood-blanketed

little

bodies

R.I.P.

We cry. Can we protect our children?

Padma Venkatraman 10/5/2022


Padma Venkatraman is the author of critically acclaimed, award-winning novels for young adults. Her poems have been published in Poetry magazine and elsewhere. She has a doctorate in oceanography and once served as chief scientist on ships where she was the only BIPOC female. Find out more about her at www.padmavenkatraman.com.




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