The Grey Album

Award-winning poet Kevin Young takes a journey through our nation's history using the art of the remix to illuminate the African-American heart of the American experience. Combining essays, cultural criticism, and lyrical choruses with appraisals of authors from Langston Hughes to Colson Whitehead, the resulting work of nonfiction is a whirlwind tour of storytelling, music, and artistic expression.

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