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'For the Black kids in My 8th Grade Class' by poet Ariana Brown

Today, we hear an excerpt of the poem ”For the Black Kids in My 8th Grade Class” by Ariana Brown. Recorded at the 2018 Youth Speaks Bringing the Noise event.

Poems air on KALW 91.7 FM at 7:19 am and 4:18 pm weekdays throughout February. This month we’re highlighting poems by local Black poets in honor of Black History Month. 

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.