Sweet People Are Everywhere by Alice Walker
This beautiful picture book by renowned author Alice Walker focuses on a common thread of the 'sweet people' who can be found all over the world.
The poem addresses a young boy getting his first passport, taking the boy - and the reader - on a journey through a series of countries around the globe. The poem is a powerful celebration of humanity and globalism, embodying a generosity of spirit that is inspiring, timely, and timeless.
The evocative free verse poem was first published in Walker's 2018 poetry collection Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.