Sonia Sanchez 2
Updated: 1/28/2021
Sonia Sanchez 2

Storyboard Text

  • Many years pass and at over 50 she still writes poetry and books. The author of over sixteen books of poetry, Sanchez has also edited several books.
  • Going around the world sharing literary works to children and adults is fun but how will I tell the story of my grandmother for the world to hear
  • Sanchez received several awards for her work both as a poet and an activist. Sanchez traveled around the world to read her poetry, and also wrote children's fiction and plays.
  • Robert Frost medal for being a change seeking poet.
  • This is a great honor, 50 years ago my grandmother died because she was refused the treatment that was going to save her due to racial injustice. From that day forth I swore to fight for our equality, which is what inspired me to write books and poems fighting back against injustice.