AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: How We Became Human

How we Became Human by Joy Harjo are poems reflecting on Native American life  and our suggestion for today's #Book-A-Day.Author:  Joy Harjo

Category:  Poetry

Overview:   Reflections on Native American life in the U.S.  The poems cover a quarter century of Harjo’s poetry and shows her struggle to reconcile the harsh realities of life on the reservation with the beauty of Native American culture.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “An important modern poet, Harjo is not for everyone.  Read around in this book and decide for yourself.”

Ethan: “Harjo’s collection of poetry is great for anyone looking to find poems that take on an intentional purpose. Harjo’s poems take on her title’s ambitious question.”


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