The Type (Hardcover)

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Looking for the perfect graduation gift for that young woman in your life, but don't want to go for the clich├ęd Oh, the Places You'll Go? Look no further, for Sarah Kay's The Type is the foolproof book of inspiration and affirmation with beautiful illustrations accompanying powerful words (and, you're guaranteed not to have the same gift as anyone else! Not to mention brownie points for Sarah Kay.)

— From Avery


Sarah Kay's powerful spoken word poetry performances have gone viral, with more than 10 million online views and thousands more in global live audiences. In her second single-poem volume, Kay takes readers along a lyrical road toward empowerment, exploring the promise and complicated reality of being a woman.

During her spoken word poetry performances, audiences around the world have responded strongly to Sarah Kay's poem The Type. As Kay wrote in The Huffington Post: "Much media attention has been paid to what it means to 'be a woman,' but often the conversation focuses on what it means to be a woman in relation to others. I believe these relationships are important. I also think it is possible to define ourselves solely as individuals... We have the power to define ourselves: by telling our own stories, in our own words, with our own voices."

Never-before-published in book form, The Type is illustrated throughout and perfect for gift-giving.

About the Author

Sarah Kay is a native New Yorker and received a Master's degree in the Art of Teaching Secondary English from Brown University. While in high school she co-founded Project V.O.I.C.E. and became the youngest poet to compete at the National Poetry Slam. Kay is the author of B. which she performed, and received a standing ovation for, at the TED2011 Conference. She continues to perform, create, and workshop poetry to audiences across the planet.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316386609
ISBN-10: 031638660X
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 48
Language: English