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How the Word Is Passed
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Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. The book won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He has received fellowships from New America, the Emerson Collective, the Art For Justice Fund, Cave Canem, and the National Science Foundation. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review and elsewhere. Born and raised in New Orleans, he received his B.A. in English from Davidson College and his Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University.

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"Clint Smith, in his new book "How the Word Is Passed," has created something subtle and extraordinary."--Christian Science Monitor
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
"Both an honoring and an expose of slavery's legacy in America and how this nation is built upon the experiences, blood, sweat and tears of the formerly enslaved."--The Root
"Part of what makes this book so brilliant is its bothandedness. It is both a searching historical work and a journalistic account of how these historic sites operate today. Its both carefully researched and lyrical. I mean Smith is a poet and the sentences in this book just are piercingly alive. And it's both extremely personal--it is the author's story--and extraordinarily sweeping. It amplifies lots of other voices. Past and present. Reading it I kept thinking about that great Alice Walker line 'All History is Current'."--John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed
"Sketches an impressive and deeply affecting human cartography of America's historical conscience...an extraordinary contribution to the way we understand ourselves." --Julian Lucas, New York Times Book Review
"The detail and depth of the storytelling is vivid and visceral, making history present and real. Equally commendable is the care and compassion shown to those Smith interviews -- whether tour guides or fellow visitors in these many spaces. Due to his care as an interviewer, the responses Smith elicits are resonant and powerful. . . . Smith deftly connects the past, hiding in plain sight, with today's lingering effects."--Hope Wabuke, NPR
"The summer's most visionary work of nonfiction is this radical reckoning with slavery, as represented in the nation's monuments, plantations, and landmarks."--Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire
"Raises questions that we must all address, without recourse to wishful thinking or the collective ignorance and willful denial that fuels white supremacy." --Martha Anne Toll, The Washington Post
"This isn't just a work of history, it's an intimate, active exploration of how we're still constructing and distorting our history." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post
One of John Green's Two Favorite Books of the Year
Washington Post Best Book to Read in June
Time Best Book of Summer 2021
The Root's Book You Have to Read This Summer
A Goodreads Hottest New Book of the Season
One of Buzzfeed's New Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List ASAP

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