“Raise Your Hand If You Are Here” is dedicated to students who missed school due to COVID-19.
“An Old Story” is a reflection on the issue of children living in poverty.
“Lost” was written in response to the brutality against children at the U.S. Southern border.
Anne McCrady’s poem “No Sure Things” considers the heroic cave rescue of young boys in Thailand as a metaphor for the political state of affairs in the United States.
“Father’s Day” was written in response to refugee families being separated along the U.S. southern border.
“I Can’t Even Talk About It” expresses the world’s anguish about Assad’s brutal use of chemical warfare in Syria.
“Women and Children” was written in response to the global plight of families who are seeking immigration.
“Dust on the Tongue” begs the question, When Will We Stop the Tragedy of Aleppo?
“What I Tell Children” considers the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Elie Wiesel.
“The Color of Bone” describes the scene of a Syrian hospital hit by cluster bombs.