Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes:
In Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Jones sees the innocence in Roger even though he is guilty of stealing her purse because she recognizes his adolescence and how it is similar to how she was when she was young.
“It’s the Law: A Rap Poem” by S. Pearl Sharp:
“It’s the Law: A Rap Poem” by S. Pearl Sharp talks about how the world today only worries about the negative interactions between people as opposed to looking at positive ones and making guidelines on how to love one another.
“Snapping Beans” by Lisa Parker:
In “Snapping Beans” by Lisa Parker, the main character is hiding a contradiction from her Grandmother. This contradiction is between the past, everything she has learned and grown up with, and the future, the expansion of her knowledge to things that contradict her upbringing.