The Sun and Her Flowers
The Sun and Her Flowers
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Annotation: A transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring ones roots and expatriation, and rising up to find a home within yourself.
Genre: [Poetry]
Catalog Number: #200813
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 248 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-449-49576-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-449-49576-3
Dewey: 811.6
LCCN: 2017948761
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal Starred Review
Kaur, author of the immensely popular Milk and Honey, writes and sketches in the same plain, honest, and shattering style about healing. Her fresh, poignant metaphor of a broken relationship as an abandoned construction site sets the stage for the structured volume, divided into sections ("wilting," "falling," "rooting," "rising," and "blooming"): "it isn't what we left behind/that breaks me/but what we could have built/had we stayed." Kaur then asks, "do you think flowers will grow here/when you and i are off/building something new/with someone else." The author frames several longer prose poems graphically as books within a book in which she digs into the root causes of her mistakes and her inspiration, such as her cultural upbringing to never speak up and the sacrifices of her mother, an East Indian immigrant, respectively. Kaur exudes a wisdom and reverence for life that she melds with the social justice ideals of feminism and equity. She speaks to teens' struggles to accept, to forgive, and to love with intensity and respect: "when i stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundation of home within myselfthere were no roots more intimate." VERDICT A must-buy for poetry collections. Sara Lissa Paulson, City-As-School High School, New York City
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Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9+

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A revised hardcover edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur, author the #1 New York Times bestseller milk and honey. Her long-awaited second collection of poetry is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.  

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
in order to bloom

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