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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Biography/Non-Fiction: The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur

Shakur, T.A. (1999). The Rose That Grew From Concrete. Pocket Books: New York.
Awards: None
Annotation:  Areni Shakur compiled and published poems written by her son Tupac Shakur from 1989 to 1991. The book contains the copy of his poems in his own hand writing and a type version without the changes.
Review:  Tupac Shakur’s poems are inspiring and moving. The poems were his way of expressing his feelings and a glimpse into his heart and soul. His words depict in his poems were his way of looking at the world around him and the way he saw his life.

These poems were written before he became famous as a rap artist and his appearance in seven major motion pictures. He was murdered at the age of twenty-five.
Cover design by Matt Galemmo
Cover photograph copywrited by Michael O'Neill/Outline
Copywrite 2006 Pocket Books