Sweet People Are Everywhere

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    Take a journey around the globe to discover different countries and the sweet people in them.

    Sweet People Are Everywhere

    Sweet people can be found all over the globe—from Canada to Congo to Cuba, from Afghanistan to Australia, from Ireland to Iraq—there are sweet people in the thirty-seven places listed in these pages, and all over the entire planet. Take a trip through the lines of this large-hearted poem by Alice Walker and meet some of them!

    An ode to humanity, Walker’s heartening message is celebrated through Quim Torres’ deeply felt illustrations. Walker’s beautiful poem locates the “sweet people” who can be found all over the world. The poem addresses a young boy getting his first passport, then taking the boy—and the reader—on a journey around the globe in a powerful celebration of humanity and generosity of spirit that is inspiring, timely, and timeless.

    Sweet People Are Everywhere features a poem by Internationally renowned writer and activist Alice Walker. She was the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Color Purple. The best selling book is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Quim Torres, and published by Tra Publishing.

    Alice Walker
    Quim Torres
    November 2021