Jerusalem: The Biography

By Kevin Young. Publisher: Knopf


Young’s magnificent cycle of poems, which takes many forms, including a libretto, tells the signal story of the Amistad rebels with galvanizing artistry and insight.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
2011 - Selection(s)