Cover image for The sun and her flowers
Title:
The sun and her flowers
Author:
Kaur, Rupi, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
248 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
"Illustrations and design by Rupi Kaur"--Title page verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Wilting -- Falling -- Rooting -- Rising -- Blooming.
Genre:
ISBN:
9781449486792
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey , comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one's roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom


Author Notes

Rupi Kaur is a Canadian poet, author, illustrator, and performer. With her mother's encouragement, she began drawing at the age of five. She views her life as an artistic journey and has a degree in rhetoric studies. She is a poet and has performed her work internationally. Her debut poetry collection was published in 2014, Milk and Honey. It became a New York Times bestseller. The Sun and Her Flowers is her second poetry collection and was published in 2017.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Kaur, author of the immensely popular Milk and Honey, writes and sketches in the same plain, honest, and shattering style about healing. Her fresh, poignant metaphor of a broken relationship as an abandoned construction site sets the stage for the structured volume, divided into sections ("wilting," "falling," "rooting," "rising," and "blooming"): "it isn't what we left behind/that breaks me/but what we could have built/had we stayed." Kaur then asks, "do you think flowers will grow here/when you and i are off/building something new/with someone else." The author frames several longer prose poems graphically as books within a book in which she digs into the root causes of her mistakes and her inspiration, such as her cultural upbringing to never speak up and the sacrifices of her mother, an East Indian immigrant, respectively. Kaur exudes a wisdom and reverence for life that she melds with the social justice ideals of feminism and equity. She speaks to teens' struggles to accept, to forgive, and to love with intensity and respect: "when i stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundation of home within myself.there were no roots more intimate." VERDICT A must-buy for poetry collections.-Sara Lissa Paulson, City-As-School High School, New York City © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.